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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

Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo concerned about chronic diseases in Nigeria. He emphasizes that we cannot afford to wait.

A Responsibility to Safeguard Health by Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun OBASANJO A Responsiblity to Safeguard Health   As the leader of the most populous country in Africa, I carry a responsibility to safeguard and improve the health, security and prosperity of Nigeria’s people. I have looked at the facts contained in this report and I can see that to meet these challenges I will have to address chronic diseases. I... Read more

Your Africa Health News For December by Dara Oloyede

This month's headlines:South Africa: Minister of Health Fights Against Salt, Liberia, Working to Reduce the Stigma of Ebola, Plague Kills 40 People in Madagascar, South Africa: Male Circumcision as a Way to Reduce HIV Infections, Tanzania: Health experts talk about Plans for 2015, Africa Nears Eradication of Polio This month's headlines: South Africa: Minister of Health Fights Against Salt Liberia: Working to Reduce the Stigma ... Read more

Our Health is Wealth Fellow shares on reducing chronic disease risk through youth empowerment in Gongali village, Tanzania

Gongali people like football. If you join them in football you can win ALL of them! Inspired by Engage Africa Foundation, I am now determined to strengthen my effort to empower youth in my rural community in Tanzania.At the beginning it was very hard to assemble youth in my community to give them any relevant information and/or empowerment program. It is until I discoved the secret. The secret is that EVERY youth in my community likes fo... Read more

Are our cities killing us? African cities, urban development and non-communicable diseases by Ebele Mogo

African cities such as Lagos promise to be one of the world's largest megacities in the very near future and this will have serious implications for health, especially non-communicable diseases prevention and management. Why the way our cities are planned matter for non-communicable diseases prevention.       (Based on a stakeholder meeting with the Young Planners' Forum of the Nigerian Institute of Town Pla... Read more
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