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
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
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
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
“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
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 email@example.com
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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
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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
“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
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