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Mental Illness(es) Impacting the African Population

Blog post 1: How to Tackle Serious Public Health Issues in Resource-Poor Countries? Hello all, my name is Shelley McKee, and this is my first blog of what will be a series. Presently, I am in the midst of completing my Masters of Public Health at the University of Waterloo. As the course title suggests, it is expected that this program will provide me with a broad understanding of public health issues which involves: alcohol, tobacco and... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (January 2019) By Dara Oloyede

Nigerian Female Bikers Promote Women’s Health and Empowerment; Tanzania: Cervical Cancer Screening Event; Uganda: Addressing Mental Illness; Ethiopia: New Regulations for Tobacco and Alcohol; Africans over 60 at risk of Disabilities caused by NCDs Nigerian Female Bikers Promote Women’s Health and Empowerment Tanzania: Cervical Cancer Screening Event Uganda: Addressing Mental Illness  Ethiopia: New Regulations for Tob... Read more

Physical activity investments that can work in Ethiopia

Country friendly physical activity investments are required to tackle the current burden of physical inactivity, sedentary behavior and non-communicable diseases in Ethiopia Why we invest in physical activity?Everybody needs food and water to survive every day. Likewise, we need daily physical activity to have good health and wellbeing. Unfortunately non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are going to clear people from planet earth i... Read more

Hitting Home Series: Four Reasons Why Dancing is A Great Way to Workout

In this Hitting Home Series post, I will share some tips for why dancing is a very effective workout. This holiday season, you may find yourself at a few parties and the fact is that your body will thank you later for working up a sweat on the dance floor! In this Hitting Home Series post, I will share some tips for why dancing is a very effective workout. This holiday season, you may find yourself at a few parties and the fact is t... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (November 2018) By Dara Oloyede

South Africa: Diabetes Rises to the Second Leading Cause of Natural Death, Ghana: Using Shopkeepers to Screen for Hypertension, South Africa: Diabetes is Linked to Food Insecurity, Nigeria: 9.9 Million Work-Related Deaths , & South Africa: Durben’s Only Needle Exchange Program Reopens South Africa: Diabetes Rises to the Second Leading Cause of Natural Death Ghana: Using Shopkeepers to Screen for HypertensionSouth Africa: Diabete... Read more

Ethiopia’s 1st Physical Activity Report Card for children and youth

Breaking news: The first Ethiopia’s Report Card on Physical Activity for children is released today on November 27, 2018 at Adelaide, Australia. Ethiopia’s 1st Physical Activity Report Card for children and youth Together, we can create Active Healthy Ethiopian Kids! Key Messages Physical inactivity and sedentary behavior are highly affecting children and youth in Ethiopia. The Report Card identified large visible g... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (October 2018) By Dara Oloyede

Nigeria - Lagoon Hospital Breast Cancer Awareness Walk , Gambia – Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 1 out of 3 of Nigerians have High Blood Pressure, Ghana – 43% of Ghanaians are Obese, Kenya – 4 out of every 100 Deaths Linked to Alcohol Use Nigeria - Lagoon Hospital Breast Cancer Awareness WalkGambia – Breast Cancer Awareness Month1 out of 3 of Nigerians have High Blood PressureGhana – 43% of Ghanaians are ObeseKenya &nda... Read more

Current challenges to tackle NCDs in Ethiopia

NCDs are killing more peoples than infectious diseases in Ethiopia. But more actions and financial allocations are made toward on infectious diseases. Overview of NCDs in EthiopiaNon-communicable diseases (NCDs) are diseases which cannot be transmitted from person to person. However, they are the top silent killers in 21st century. The main NCDs are cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancers and chronic respiratory diseases. These f... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (September 2018) By Dara Oloyede

Nigeria: Organizations Advocating for A Smoke-Free Nigeria, Cancer Kills More Women Than Men in Kenya, Botswana Makes Huge Strides in Fighting NCDs, Mauritius: National Prevention Campaign Against NCDs, Tanzania: World Heart Day Nigeria: Organizations Advocating for A Smoke-Free Nigeria   Cancer Kills More Women Than Men in Kenya Botswana Makes Huge Strides in Fighting NCDs Mauritius: National Prevention Campaign... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (August 2018) By Dara Oloyede

Ghana: Stakeholders Meet to Discuss Non-Communicable Diseases, Key Health Issues African Millennials Need to Pay Attention To, Nigeria: Mental Health Advocacy, Namibia: Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases Launched, Nigeria’s 2018 Demographic and Health Survey  Ghana: Stakeholders Meet to Discuss Non-Communicable Diseases Key Health Issues African Millennials Need to Pay Attention ToNigeria: Mental... Read more
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