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Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (December 2016) By Dara Oloyede

Kenya: Rising Rates of Diabetes Among Children, Tanzania: Rising Rates of Cervical Cancer, Nigeria: Many Die Due to Non-Communicable Diseases, Famine and Fat: Malawi’s Double-Edged Nutrition Problem, WHO: More Africans at risk of chronic illness December 2016 Health News Kenya: Rising Rates of Diabetes Among Children Tanzania: Rising Rates of Cervical Cancer Nigeria: Many Die Due to Non-Communicable Diseases Famine and Fat: M... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (November 2016) By Dara Oloyede

Diabetes Awareness Drive in Kamuli, Uganda, Dunkin' Donuts Opens in South Africa, Nigeria: Gov’t Urged to Improve Implementation of Nutrition Policy, Diabetes-Third Cause of Death in Burundi, Nigeria: Air Pollution Puts Many At Risk of Chronic Diseases, Strengthening Research Capacity on Non-Communicable Diseases in Africa November 2016 Diabetes Awareness Drive in Kamuli, Uganda Dunkin’ Donuts Opens in South Africa Nige... Read more

Suzanne Brume is keeping it very fit, in her interview with Engage Africa Foundation

Suzanne Brume is definitely a fitness expert to know and we are very happy to feature her in today’s Hitting Home Series. Suzanne runs an award-winning fitness blog called Eights and Weights. Through her blog, Suzanne consistently shares tips on how to live a fitter and healthier life. Engage Africa Foundation is extremely excited to share her story, as her fitness expertise is mainly aimed at an African audience. Suzanne Brume is de... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (October 2016) By Dara Oloyede

Egypt’s Obesity Battle, Nigeria’s Rising Prevalence of Diabetes, Kenya: Many At Risk For A Tobacco-Related Disease, Nigeria: Lagos Makes Plans To Build Cancer Research Institute, Sub-Saharan Africa: Campaign Targets Cervical Cancer Among Girls October 2016 Egypt’s Obesity Battle Nigeria’s Rising Prevalence of Diabetes Kenya: Many At Risk For A Tobacco-Related Disease Nigeria: Lagos Makes Plans To Build Cancer Re... Read more

Simple Tips To Maintaining Good Mental Health

Simple Tips To Maintaining Good Mental Health with Anita Glover MD. Now that we've spent time talking about mental health and what it is (click here for the video), I think it's time to focus on why good mental health is important and how to maintain it. According to the WHO, "Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of li... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (September 2016) By Dara Oloyede

Botswana: Professionals Get Training to Tackle Addiction, Nigeria: Advocates Early Diagnosis For Kidney Disease, Kenya: Nyeri Residents Receive Subsidized Screenings for Non-Communicable Diseases, Africa Makes Progress in Reducing Communicable Disease Burden, Non-Communicable Diseases in Tanzania September 2016 Botswana: Professionals Get Training to Tackle Addiction Nigeria: Advocates Early Diagnosis For Kidney Disease Kenya: Ny... Read more

The Skipping Challenge: Four Friends Share their Inspiring Experience

Happy new month! September usually signifies a start of new things - some people start school, some resume back at school, some go back to work, some return back to their base from a vacation etc. Whatever you are starting or returning to this September, we hope that you can make some space on your schedule for workouts. In today’s Hitting Homes Series story, four friends share how they did a 30-day skipping challenge for the month of... Read more

Benefits of Orthotics

Fitness With Femi Odutola: Benefits of Orthotics Today, I’d like to share my orthotics discovery and hope it can help someone else get through some pain. I came across orthotics recently after my last physical examinations at the doctor’s. As with the previous times, she informed me that I was relatively healthy (which is always a good thing to hear) but this time she pointed out the flatness in my feet. No one had ever point... Read more

Health Care and Human Rights

Health care and Human Rights In modern day society, health care and human rights are often viewed from different spectrums and it’s getting harder to make a compelling case for health care as a human right. Even though it is apparent that health care is an important part of our everyday lives, a lot of people tend to shy away from discussing what is undoubtedly obvious – that the right to health care is indeed a human right... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (August 2016) By Dara Oloyede

Africa: To Beat Diabetes, Awareness Should Focus On Health, Not Disease, Low Life Expectancy In Nigeria, Tanzania: Alcohol Consumption Among Youth, Cancer’s Growing Threat In Africa, and Non-Communicable Diseases in Rwanda Africa: To Beat Diabetes, Awareness Should Focus On Health, Not Disease Low Life Expectancy In Nigeria Tanzania: Alcohol Consumption Among Youth Cancer’s Growing Threat In Africa Non-Communicable Dise... Read more

Israel Okwuje's Brave Journey Against Hypertension

Israel Okwuje from Nigeria shares his story, on how he is living with hypertension at a young age. His story clearly shows bravery and the importance of why one needs to be armed with knowledge about an illness he or she has, as this is a major step to ensuring that it is controlled. Israel Okwuje from Nigeria shares his story, on how he is living with hypertension at a young age. His story clearly shows bravery and the importance of w... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (July 2016) By Dara Oloyede

Tanzania Bans Shisha Smoking, Ethiopia: First Lady Stresses Need To Tackle Cancer and Malnutrition, Tanzania: Chronic Diseases Need State Action, Rwanda: Non-Communicable Diseases On the Rise, Nigeria: 51 Million Nigerians Will Get Universal Health Coverage By 2017, Confronting Nigeria’s Growing Epidemic Of Heart Disease July 2016 Tanzania Bans Shisha Smoking Ethiopia: First Lady Stresses Need To Tackle Cancer and... Read more

Engage Hitting Home Series : Fitness with Femi Odutola

Fitness with Femi Odutola Every time you read health and fitness blogs, for some reason the focus is typically on all the aesthetics. There appears to be an almost unrealistic correlation between shredded 6-packs and a healthy lifestyle. The reality is, a healthy lifestyle goes beyond having the perfect body (what is that anyway?). As a matter of fact, a shredded body doesn’t necessarily make you the healthiest person in the pack... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (June 2016) By Dara Oloyede

East Africa: Tanzania Achieves First Heart Bypass, Rwanda to Host Conference on Non-Communicable Diseases, Sudan Urges Tobacco Companies to Place Warnings on Tobacco Packages, Cameroon Cancer Patients Seek Treatment Late, Or Not at All, Future Implications of Rising Life Expectancy In Africa June 2016 East Africa: Tanzania Achieves First Heart Bypass         Rwanda to Ho... Read more

What Africans Are Saying About the Impact of Engage Africa Foundation’s Work (Part II)

Engage Africa Foundation launched a Change.org campaign to raise the attention of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to the issue of non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. Not only was this campaign good for raising awareness, it got a lot of people from the continent talking. Over the past few years, Engage Africa Foundation has created and executed projects and campaigns, in line with our mandate to combat and prevent t... Read more

Pelumi Aikins shares her inspiring weightloss story

Pelumi Aikins is a true success story and she should be applauded for her transformation. She has lost a lot of weight and this is so inspiring. Engage Africa Foundation decided to email Pelumi some questions so that we could learn how she worked towards achieving her goal. We would like to thank Pelumi for doing this interview. We hope through this, others will be motivated to make healthy lifestyle changes. Pelumi Aikins is a true su... Read more

What Africans Are Saying About the Impact of Engage Africa Foundation’s Work (Part I)

Over the past few years, Engage Africa Foundation has created and executed projects and campaigns, in line with our mandate to combat and prevent the occurrence of non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. Engage Africa Foundation had an educational health seminar with the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners on the importance of proper city planning, for reducing chronic diseases. Over the past few years, Engage Africa Foundati... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (May 2016) By Dara Oloyede

Rwanda: Health Ministry Urges Early Diabetes Screening, Gambia Launches Three-Year National Tobacco Cessation Clinical Guideline, Nigeria Has The Lowest Health Budget In Africa, Medial Experts in East Africa Warn That Non-communicable Diseases Are A Ticking Time Bomb, Ethiopia: The Case of Cancer Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (May 2016) By Dara Oloyede Rwanda: Health Ministry Urges Early Diabetes Screening Gambia Launches Three-... Read more

Your Africa Health News Bites for April 2016 By Dara Oloyede

Lessons From The Ebola Outbreak, Angola: Yellow Fever Outbreak, Mozambique's Enduring Discrimination Leaves Gay Men Untreated For HIV, Giants Rats Are Used To Diagnose Prisoners With Tuberculosis In Jails, Nigeria: 1.6 Million Nigerians Live With Diabetes As Disease Kills Over 40,000 April Health News Lessons From The Ebola Outbreak Angola: Yellow Fever Outbreak Mozambique's Enduring Discrimination Leaves Gay Men Untreated Fo... Read more

Nigerian Mental Health Advocate, Sheifunmi Yusuf shares some tips on overcoming the stigma and seeking help

Sheifunmi Nomia Yusuf is a public relations consultant and a writer from Nigeria. Through his Get Naked NGO, he is raising awareness on HIV/AIDS and mental health issues especially among teenagers and young adults. Sheifunmi Nomia Yusuf is a public relations consultant and a writer from Nigeria. Through his Get Naked NGO, he is raising awareness on HIV/AIDS and mental health issues especially among teenagers and young adults. In his in... Read more

Your Africa Health News Bites for March 2016 By Dara Oloyede

Lassa Fever Has Killed Over 100 people in Nigeria, Oil Price Drop Leads to Health Crisis in Angola, In Sierra Leone, Pregnant Girls Can Get Their Education, Ghana Implements Public Health Act On Tobacco, South Africa: Sugar Tax Gets Sweet Support March Health News  Lassa Fever Has Killed Over 100 people in Nigeria Oil Price Drop Leads to Health Crisis in Angola In Sierra Leone, Pregnant Girls Can Get Their Education Ghana ... Read more

Your Africa Health News Bites for February 2016

10 Million African Children Are Now Obese Or Overweight, Nigeria: 58,000 Babies Are Born With Virus Annually, 14 African Nations Awarded for the Efforts in Reducing Malaria, Zimbabwe: High Rate of Schoolchildren Smoking, Ethiopia: The Fight Against Hypertension February 2016 Health Bites   10 Million African Children Are Now Obese Or Overweight Nigeria: 58,000 Babies Are Born With Virus Annually 14 African Nations Awarded ... Read more

Your Africa Health News Bites For January 2016 by Dara Oloyede

Guinea: Ebola Free, Uganda: HIV Drug Shortage, Eastern Malawi: Cholera Outbreak, Ethiopia Plans To End AIDS by 2030, Nigeria’s Doctors Call for Taxes to Aid Health Care Access January 2016 Health Bites Guinea: Ebola Free Uganda: HIV Drug Shortage Eastern Malawi: Cholera Outbreak Ethiopia Plans To End AIDS by 2030 Nigeria’s Doctors Call for Taxes to Aid Health Care Access   Guinea: Ebola Free The World Healt... Read more

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