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Hitting Home Series: Femi Odutola visits a family doctor regularly. He says you should too!

Engage Africa Foundation had the pleasure of interviewing Femi Odutola - a Nigerian engineer residing in Canada - for the Hitting Home Series. His habit of going for regular medical check-ups is impressive and indeed requires emulation - as that habit is a necessity which is often taken for granted. Femi Odutola shares how the habit has helped him stay in charge of his body and safe from chronic illness. In addition, he gives several ot... Read more

Your Africa Health News Bites For July by Dara Oloyede

Headlines---Kenya: Nationwide Crackdown on Illegal Alcohol, South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak, Ethiopia: Remarkable Improvements in Nutritional Health, Botswana: Increase In Schools, Decrease in HIV Infection Rates, Liberia: New Ebola Outbreak, Nigeria: Obio Community Health Model Headlines Kenya: Nationwide Crackdown on Illegal Alcohol South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak Ethiopia: Remarkable Improvements in Nutritional Health B... Read more

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Nature, Prevention and Management of High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) High blood pressure occurs when the force of blood against the walls of your blood vessels (artery) is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems such as heart diseases.Watch and learn about the symptoms, risk factors and prevention measures of high blood pressure.Link to video : https://youtu.be/O6ehcN0jra8PDF Pamphlet: http://www.engageafricafoun... Read more

Your Africa Health News Bites For June by Dara Oloyede

• Somalia Struggles With Maternal Health • South Sudan: Conflict and Hunger Forcibly Displace People From Their Homes • Cameroon: Mass Measles Vaccination Campaign • Niger: Meningitis Outbreak Worsens • Tanzania: Insufficient Health Budget • Nigeria: Multiple Funding Sources Yet, Poor Health Care System Headlines Somalia Struggles With Maternal Health South Sudan: Conflict and Hunger Forcibly Displace People From... Read more

Learn about Diabetes Type 2

Diabetes Type 2 Welcome to another edition of our health education series.This video talks about the following key points:Symptoms of diabetes type 2 include weight loss, fatigue, blurred vision, excessive thirst and frequent urination. Causes: The cause of type 2 diabetes is unknown however, it is known that the body resists the actions of insulin. Risk Factors for this condition include family history, age, race, Inactivity.&... Read more

Your Africa Health News Bites For May by Dara Oloyede

Young Women Bear HIV Burden, Ebola Survivors Can Transmit Virus Through Sex, Sudan: Aid Groups Struggle With Massive Measles Outbreak, Africa: Fight Against Malaria Must Be Taken to 'Next Level', Rwanda: President Approves Bill Paying Mothers 100% During Their Maternity Leave, Tshwane to promote food gardens, Ivory Coast Bans Potentially Deadly Skin-Whitening Creams, Liberia Declared Ebola-Free.   Young Women Bear HIV Burden D... Read more

The Housing First Principle

From this perspective, eating healthy could mean having food in the first place, exercise is not by choice neither is it the preferred route when there is no energy, and smoking, well that could be a luxury. We’ve heard the same sermon over and over: eat healthy, exercise, don’t smoke etc. But how practical is it all? What does eating healthy really mean to a person without shelter let alone, a fridge to store fruits and vege... Read more

Hitting Home Series: Pauleanna Reid Speaks on Her 6-year Battle with Mental Illness

"The day I opened up was the day my life changed." Pauleanna Reid Speaks on Her 6-year Battle with Mental Illness "The day I opened up was the day my life changed."  She is a successful entrepreneur, a motivational speaker and an author. However, just as it is with every success story, Pauleanna Reid has surmounted challenges to get to where she is today. Reid had a bitter struggle with depression and now a survivo... Read more

Hitting Home Series: A Tribute To My Father

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

Your Health News Bites for April

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
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