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A forum for discussion: What should we expect?

NCDs make it onto the agenda for November’s 62nd Session of the World Health Organization’s Regional Committee for Africa   Speaking in Luanda recently (October 18th), WHO Regional Director for Africa Luis Gomes Sambo confirmed that special attention would be paid to chronic diseases at the 62nd Regional Committee Session, to be held in November. The event, also to be held in Luanda, will bring together the Health Ministers ... Read more


Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing a critical shortage of healthcare professionals, largely due to the emigration of skilled labour to Europe and North America. This human capital flight, or ‘brain drain’, is widely recognized as a contributor to weak healthcare systems in low-income countries and unfortunately is expected to continue. Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing a critical shortage of healthcare professionals, largely due t... Read more

Smoking and its Hazards

Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death in the world. It continues to cost our society too many lives, too many dollars, and too many tears. By 2005, we had about 5.4 million deaths caused by smoking alone, which is an average of about 1 death every 6 seconds. One in three 3 adults smokes and 50% of them die because of smoking. If the tally continues like this, there will be about 8 million smoking related deaths by 2030. Tob... Read more

Busting some myths about chronic diseases by Ebele Mogo

Welcome to the maiden edition of the Engage Africa Foundation (E.A.F.) blog. We look forward to regularly updating our content with current discussion and debates on the issue of chronic non-communicable diseases. As you may know by now, we at E.A.F want to take action on reducing chronic non-communicable diseases through advocacy, awareness, health promotion, and results-oriented research. If you take a look around our website you wil... Read more

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