Our Hitting Home Series 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.
Editor's Note: Stephen (@ArroYomi on Twitter) recently lost his father to a heart condition. Through this tribute he joins his ... Read more
Kenya: Law Penalizing Women for Passing HIV to Child Declared Unconstitutional, Ghana's Democracy is Driving Progress in Health and Education, South Africa: Botched Ritual Circumcision Leads To World's First Penile Transplant, Alarm As Cholera Affects 200 Pupils, Kenya: Illegal Pharmacies Fleecing Buyers.
Kenya: Law Penalizing Women for Passing HIV to Child Declared Unconstitutional
Ghana: Its Democracy is Driving Progress in Health... Read more
Celebrate the Launch of our Health Education Series By Sharing With Your Network. Engage Africa Foundation has launched a monthly Health Education series tailored to Africans to help people understand more about chronic diseases, how to prevent and manage them and how to live healthy. Cell phones and internet access are quite pervasive in Africa, so why not use them to spread health information? We dream of the everyday person having acc... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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