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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

Write for our Hitting Home series

Write for our Hitting Home series Are you on a health and wellness journey? Working hard to stay fit? Do you live with hypertension? Have you had a chronic non-communicable disease(NCD) issue like a heart attack, stroke, diabetes, cancer, mental health issues like depression or respiratory conditions like asthma?  Maybe you haven't but you know a loved one who lives or lived with this condition. By voicing their story on the... Read more

You Are The Cure

“health is more than the absence of disease, it is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being.”- WHO 1948. Well, part of the cure.   Have you ever wondered what the mind of a person with some form of non-communicable disease looks like? If it’s Alzheimer’s, then you might find pieces of their most precious memory Scattered across the Atlantic, Helpless, you watch them swim in all directio... Read more

Your Africa Health News Bite for the Week of August 25, 2014 by Dara Oloyede

This week's headlines: UN Predicts African Baby Boom, African Aluminum Pots May Contain Lead, Controversial HIV Bill in Uganda, Botswana Government Will Provide HIV Treatment to Foreign Prisoners, Africa’s Next Big Health Challenge: Non-Communicable Diseases. This week's headlines: UN Predicts African Baby Boom African Aluminum Pots May Contain Lead Controversial HIV Bill in Uganda Botswana Government Will Provide HIV Tre... Read more

Ebola in Africa: What Are We Learning?

Ebola in Africa: What Are We Learning?  Please click this link to download (for free) an Ebola emergency response plan created by Nnamdi Ezeanochie MBBS, MPH, Professor Sheana Bull & I including simple, clear cut instructions on how to enhance responses to Ebola with mobile health. It is currently being implemented in a rural area in Nigeria and we hope to make it available to more communities so please distribu... Read more
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