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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

Your Africa Health News Bite For The Week of August 7 By Dara Oloyede

This week's headlines: Rwanda: Deaths From Aids-Related Causes Decline Drastically Cameroon steps up war on malaria Ebola Outbreak Spreading Quicker than Efforts to contain it South Sudan Capital Faces Worsening Cholera Outbreak Nigeria: Doctor Strike Paralyses Healthcare, Commercial Activities Rwanda: Deaths From Aids-Related Causes Decline Drastically “The United Nations announced that Aids-related deaths and new HIV infe... Read more

Your Africa Health News Bite By Dara Oloyede

This week's headlines: Ebola: A Regional Catastrophe Cameroon bans the commercialization of whiskey in satchets Powerful British Tobacco Company Accused of Blackmail to Stop Ugandan Smoking Ban Polio Drops 85% in Nigeria Gambia: Minister Pledges to Improve Rural Healthcare Service This week's headlines: Ebola: A Regional Catastrophe Cameroon bans the commercialization of whiskey in satchets Powerful British Tobacco Company Ac... Read more

The Double Burden

We need a common language between doctors, community members, police, engineers, artists etc. Collaboration between even the most unlikely groups is needed to fight the umthwalo double. Everybody had to be on board not just working towards a common goal and laying down their professional expertise, but working together under the same framework. Fricans needed a transdisciplinary approach to defeat the umthwalo, but each group was and is... Read more

Everyday Chemical Burdens

The risks of chronic disease in your health and beauty products. Have you ever read the ingredients in your shampoo, mascara or shaving cream? How many ingredients do you recognize? Would you ever eat those products? I recently started learning about natural and homemade health and beauty products while reading the book "There's Lead in Your Lipstick" by Gillian Deacon. Deacon, a cancer survivor, discusses the chemical bu... Read more

Oral Health and Pregnancy

Combating non-communicable disease requires an upstream approach, that is, a call for prevention. By ensuring pregnant women are aware of the complications that their oral health might have on their new-born we address root causes of non-communicable diseases. It’s the First time I felt him kick. Soft soles Marching On The inside, As if the to map My womb, eager to Determine which way Was north…and then... Read more
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