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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

How to Manage A Stroke

Engage Africa Foundation's Tomiwa, and Hayley teach us about strokes, risk factors and how to act fast. In the video below, Engage Africa Foundation's Tomiwa, and Hayley teach us about strokes, risk factors and how to act fast. Do share with your loved ones.   If you cannot view the video click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTQ5g7FqBII&feature=em-share_video_user... Read more

Your Africa Health News For November by Dara Oloyede

Ugandan HIV Law Infringes on Human rights and Has Unintended Consequences, Zimbabwe: Rising STI Cases Draws concern for Government, South Africa is the Fattest Country in Sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria: Lack of Amenities Affect Healthcare Delivery Efforts in Lagos, Global Ebola Cases Passes 10,000, Tanzania: Number of Youth with TB Increasing Ugandan HIV Law Infringes on Human rights and Has Unintended Consequences Zimbabwe: Rising... Read more

Your Africa Health News For October by Dara Oloyede

Kenya Targets Sex-Workers in its Plan to Eliminate HIV and AIDS, Kenya Releases Manual to Aid Teen Girls in Understanding their Monthly Cycles, Ebola outbreak: 'Thousands of orphans shunned', Chad: Reducing Child Mortality By Combining Malaria Prevention and Immunization, Ethiopia: Research to Produce Mosquito Repellant From Indigenous Plants, Liberia: Ebola outbreak prompts food shortage fears, Ivory Coast: Resumes Flights to Countries... Read more

Communicable Non-communicable Disease

“Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), also known as chronic diseases, are not passed from person to person” (WHO 2013). True, but what shall we call the instant feeling of emotional distress or the shock we get when a loved one has cancer? “Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), also known as chronic diseases, are not passed from person to person” (WHO 2013). True, but what shall we call the instant feeling of emotional distres... Read more

Ocie's Hitting Home Story- Using simple healthy lifestyles on the road to recovery from depression

Our Hitting Home Stories invite everyday people who are on their way to better health or have overcome chronic disease issues to share their personal stories. These are true stories that take courage to share and we hope they inspire you to get started or keep at your journey to better health and wellbeing. To submit your story, email us at info@engageafricafoundation.org Our Hitting Home Stories invite everyday people who are on their... Read more

Your Africa Health News For September by Dara Oloyede

This Month's Headline: Detrimental Health Costs of South Africa’s Coal-fired Power Stations Kenya: Breakthrough in the fight against Cervical Cancer Liberia: Within Weeks Ebola Will Infect Thousands More People, Malawi: First Country to Put HIV Positive Pregnant Women On ARVs, and East African Countries on High Alert for Ebola This Month's ... Read more
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