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Afnan Ullah, Engage Africa Foundation's Practicum Student (Blogpost 1)

Learning more about unique research tools!  Engage Africa Foundation works with future public health leaders to mentor them in public health as it relates to chronic disease prevention and control. Through their practicums, their grow in their understanding of and ability to contribute to emerging public health challenges. One of those students is Afnan Ullah and she will be reflecting on her growth through monthly blogposts.Hello!M... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (December 2017) By Dara Oloyede

Lagos State Committed to Reducing NCDs, Tanzania to Launch Cervical Cancer Vaccinations, Nigeria: Hypertension—Leading Cause of Sudden Death, South Africa: Promoting the Health of Taxi Drivers, Men Have a Higher Rate of Suicide than Women Lagos State Committed to Reducing NCDsTanzania to Launch Cervical Cancer VaccinationsNigeria: Hypertension—Leading Cause of Sudden DeathSouth Africa: Promoting the Health of Taxi DriversMen Have... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (November 2017) By Dara Oloyede

Nigeria: Aronchies Pharmaceutical Limited Provides Free Diabetes Screenings , Kenya Leads in Child Nutrition, Malawi: The Need for Education for Early Detection of Cancer, Tanzania: Institutional Commitment to Reducing NCD’s, Zimbabwe: Diabetes Poses a High Threat to Women Nigeria: Aronchies Pharmaceutical Limited  Provides Free Diabetes Screenings Kenya Leads in Child NutritionMalawi: The Need for Education for Early Detec... Read more

Hitting Home Series: Dr Damilola Ajayi on seeking mental healthcare in Nigeria

A Senior Registrar of Psychiatry, medical doctor, poet and author, Dr. Damilola Ajayi is balancing, so well, different worlds! Dr. Ajayi is a physician at possibly, the most well-known psychiatric hospital in Lagos State, Nigeria - the Federal Neuro Psychiatric Hospital. A Senior Registrar of Psychiatry, medical doctor, poet and author, Dr. Damilola Ajayi is balancing different worlds so well! Dr. Ajayi is a physician at possibly, t... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (October 2017) By Dara Oloyede

Tanzania: Invest in Mental Health Services,  Nigeria: Urgent Need For More Funding For Cancer Treatment Centers, Rwanda: Increasing Breast Cancer Awareness, Nigeria: 5 Million Nigerians Are Diabetic, African Government's Commit to Reduce Deaths From Non-Communicable Diseases  Tanzania: Invest in Mental Health Services  Nigeria: Urgent Need For More Funding For Cancer Treatment Centers Rwanda: Increasing Breast Cance... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (September 2017) By Dara Oloyede

Nigeria: Seven Million Nigerians Have A Mental Health Related Condition, Liberia: Liberian Diabetes Center Says That Diabetes Should Be Everyone’s Concern, Ethiopia: Breast Cancer Replaces Cervical Cancer as Top Illness Among Women, Nigeria: Doctors Advocate Ban On Tobacco Advertisements in Nigeria, Ghana: Non-Communicable Diseases Should Be Included In National Health Insurance Scheme Nigeria: Seven Million Nigerians Have A Mental Hea... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (August 2017) By Dara Oloyede

Using Peer Support Groups to Increase Diabetes Management, Awareness and Education, High Costs of Healthcare Services in Nigeria, Number of People with More Than One Chronic Condition Is Rising, Uganda: Police Instructed to Enforce Tobacco Control Act, Diabetes Poses a Threat in Ethiopia Using Peer Support Groups to Increase Diabetes Management, Awareness and Education High Costs of Healthcare Services in NigeriaNumber of People with Mor... Read more

Kenya to the world! Sitawa Wafula, on her mental health journey and educational tours

An active mental health educator, Sitawa has been recognized globally and within Kenya for the unrelenting work that she does to create awareness and change the stigma around mental health, in her country, Kenya and for the rest of the continent of Africa. Photo credit: Thumbi MwangiAn active mental health educator, Sitawa has been recognized globally and within Kenya for the unrelenting work that she does to create awareness and change ... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (July 2017) By Dara Oloyede

Botswana: Tobacco Kills More People Than HIV/AIDS, TB, And Malaria Combined, Tanzania: Economic Burden of Diabetes Expected to Increase to $16.2 Billion By 2030, Ethiopia: Reducing the Impact Of Cancer, Tanzania: Using Whatsapp to Fight Cancer, Nigeria: Health Minister Wants Tobacco Law Enforced Botswana: Tobacco Kills More People Than HIV/AIDS, TB, And Malaria CombinedTanzania: Economic Burden of Diabetes Expected to Increase to $16.2 B... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (June 2017) By Dara Oloyede

Kenya: Tobacco Kills 31,000 people annually, Uganda: More money spent on medication than prevention, Nigeria has the 10th Highest Suicide Rate in Africa, Kenya: Diabetes cases on the rise, Gambia: Ministry of Health Challenges People to Stop Smoking Kenya: Tobacco Kills 31,000 people annuallyUganda: More money spent on medication than preventionNigeria has the10th Highest Suicide Rate in AfricaKenya: Diabetes cases on the riseGambia... Read more

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