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Health is Wealth Fellow 4TH BI-WEEKLY BLOGPOST

4TH BI-WEEKLY BLOGPOST The data collected and collated were analyzed during this period (weeks 7 and 8 of the project). 181 respondents were chosen by simple randomly sampling from all the members of the Association of resident doctors in Federal Teaching Hospital Ido-Ekiti, Nigeria. Respondents were informed of the purpose of the project and the confidentiality of their answers were guaranteed. Two important milestones we wanted... Read more

Health is Wealth Fellow Bi-weekly Blogpost 3

Bi-weekly Blogpost 3 The fifth and sixth week of this project had a smooth sail. Specified targets met during this period: - Tips and resource links on the benefits of exercising or being physically active were sent to all respondents - Importance of exercise prescription and how to carry out the prescription were also imparted to the respondents. In-depth and key informant interviews were carried out among some of the respondents ... Read more

Your Africa Health News Bites For March by Dara Oloyede

This Months Headlines:Measles Vaccination Rates Tanzania Are Better Than the U.S., Senegal’s Pharmacies Are Better Than Yours?, Nigeria Is On the Verge of Eradicating Polio, 21 Million Nigerians Have Psychiatric Disorder, Sierra Leone: Ebola Leaves 12,000 Orphans, Sierra Leone’s Young Community Leaders Are the Best Weapon Against Ebola, Kenya: State surveillance of cholera increased after eight people die This Month's Headlines... Read more

Health is Wealth Fellow

2nd Bi-weekly Blogpost (Feb 1st-14th) HEALTH IS WEALTH FELLOWSHIP 2nd BI-WEEKLY BLOGPOST The third and fourth week of this project had its highs and lows. For example I discovered that a little less than half of the respondents had responded to the pre-intervention questions. Despite m-Health reminders being sent out on alternate days (statistics of the various of responses will be detailed later as the project progresses). On the... Read more

Health is Wealth Fellow Damilola Alawode on using SMS to build doctors' capacities for chronic diseases prevention

First Bi-weekly Blogpost Damilola Alawode is one of the winners of Engage Africa Foundation's Health is Wealth Competition. Through this effort, we fight non-communicable diseases in a way that empowers communities and builds the public health capacity of local change agents.We are working with him to scale up and build the capacity of junior doctors for chronic disease prevention through the use of mobile technology. I... Read more

Your Africa Health News Bites For February by Dara Oloyede

This Months Headlines: Kenya: Misuse of Antibiotics Leading to Resistance by Immune System, Ebola Maternity Ward Opens in Sierra Leone, New Meningitis Vaccine Can Help African Babies, Ebola Crisis: New Cases Declining in West Africa, In Africa, Motorcycles Can Save Lives by Delivering Health Care This Month's Headlines: Kenya: Misuse of Antibiotics Leading to Resistance by Immune System Ebola Maternity Ward Opens in Sierra Leon... Read more

Engage Africa Foundation: Health is Wealth Update From Tanzania

Gongali Youth preferred to name their teams after the Tanzanian Teams in Premium League Ruth Eileenema is one of the winners of Engage Africa Foundation's Health is Wealth Competition. Through this effort, we fight non-communicable diseases in a way that empowers communities and builds the public health capacity of local change agents. We are working with her to use physical activity (soccer) in weaning youth off risky behav... Read more

Hitting Home Series: Pain by Death by Jadesola Giwa

Non-communicable diseases might be silent, and may not require the immediate need for medication or quarantine, but they are just as detrimental. For this reason, we should analyze and execute action at all levels of influence Our Hitting Home Stories invite everyday people who are on their way to better health, have overcome or witnessed a loved one with chronic disease issues to share their personal stories. These are true stories th... Read more

Your Africa Health News Bites For January by Dara Oloyede

Headlines for the month of December: Kenya: Family Planning is Economical, Ebola Wrecks Years of Aid Work in Worst-Hit Countries, In Senegal, Imam Support Key to Success in Family Planning Policy, Meeting Africa's Mental Health Needs, Female condom empowers Ethiopian Women at Risk. If you would like to support Engage Africa Foundation's mission, click here   Kenya: Family Planning is Economical Ebola Wrecks Years of Aid ... Read more

Our Health is Wealth Fellow shares on promoting physical activity in order to reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases among patients seen at the Federal Teaching Hospital Ido-Ekiti, Nigeria

Our Health is Wealth Fellow shares on promoting physical activity in order to reduce the risk of non-communicable diseases among patients seen at the Federal Teaching Hospital Ido-Ekiti, Nigeria Promotion of Physical activity (PA) is a neglected dimension of prevention and intervention especially in low-income and middle-income countries. According to the Lancet Physical Activity series, 2012, it causes between 6-10% of major non-commu... Read more
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