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

Ethiopia: Raising Awareness to Prevent and Control NCDs, Nigeria: Niger State To Screen 1 Million Cancer Patients, and Treat 20 Diagnosed, Ghana: Call for National Healthy Diet Policy, Kenya: Government Scales Up Efforts to Reduce NCDs, Nigeria: Edo State Set To Upgrade 450 Primary Healthcare Centers Across the State Ethiopia: Raising Awareness to Prevent and Control NCDs Nigeria: Niger State To Screen 1 Million Cancer Patients, and ... Read more

Prioritizing Physical Activity in Ethiopia

Implementing physical activity interventions are urgent to tackle the rise of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa including Ethiopia Background The term physical activity implies any movements that require expending or energies. It is broader than exercise and fitness. Physical activity can be performed in the form of brisk walk or bike during travels, as part of work at workplace or home, and as leisure enjoyments. It can be don ... Read more

Informing Public Health With Evidence

Learning more about unique research tools!  Engage Africa Foundation works with future public health leaders to mentor them in public health as it relates to chronic disease prevention and control. Through their practicums, their grow in their understanding of and ability to contribute to emerging public health challenges. One of those students is Afnan Ullah and she will be reflecting on her growth through monthly blogposts.Hello!M... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (December 2017) By Dara Oloyede

Lagos State Committed to Reducing NCDs, Tanzania to Launch Cervical Cancer Vaccinations, Nigeria: Hypertension—Leading Cause of Sudden Death, South Africa: Promoting the Health of Taxi Drivers, Men Have a Higher Rate of Suicide than Women Lagos State Committed to Reducing NCDsTanzania to Launch Cervical Cancer VaccinationsNigeria: Hypertension—Leading Cause of Sudden DeathSouth Africa: Promoting the Health of Taxi DriversMen Have... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (November 2017) By Dara Oloyede

Nigeria: Aronchies Pharmaceutical Limited Provides Free Diabetes Screenings , Kenya Leads in Child Nutrition, Malawi: The Need for Education for Early Detection of Cancer, Tanzania: Institutional Commitment to Reducing NCD’s, Zimbabwe: Diabetes Poses a High Threat to Women Nigeria: Aronchies Pharmaceutical Limited  Provides Free Diabetes Screenings Kenya Leads in Child NutritionMalawi: The Need for Education for Early Detec... Read more

Hitting Home Series: Dr Damilola Ajayi on seeking mental healthcare in Nigeria

A Senior Registrar of Psychiatry, medical doctor, poet and author, Dr. Damilola Ajayi is balancing, so well, different worlds! Dr. Ajayi is a physician at possibly, the most well-known psychiatric hospital in Lagos State, Nigeria - the Federal Neuro Psychiatric Hospital. A Senior Registrar of Psychiatry, medical doctor, poet and author, Dr. Damilola Ajayi is balancing different worlds so well! Dr. Ajayi is a physician at possibly, t... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (October 2017) By Dara Oloyede

Tanzania: Invest in Mental Health Services,  Nigeria: Urgent Need For More Funding For Cancer Treatment Centers, Rwanda: Increasing Breast Cancer Awareness, Nigeria: 5 Million Nigerians Are Diabetic, African Government's Commit to Reduce Deaths From Non-Communicable Diseases  Tanzania: Invest in Mental Health Services  Nigeria: Urgent Need For More Funding For Cancer Treatment Centers Rwanda: Increasing Breast Cance... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (September 2017) By Dara Oloyede

Nigeria: Seven Million Nigerians Have A Mental Health Related Condition, Liberia: Liberian Diabetes Center Says That Diabetes Should Be Everyone’s Concern, Ethiopia: Breast Cancer Replaces Cervical Cancer as Top Illness Among Women, Nigeria: Doctors Advocate Ban On Tobacco Advertisements in Nigeria, Ghana: Non-Communicable Diseases Should Be Included In National Health Insurance Scheme Nigeria: Seven Million Nigerians Have A Mental Hea... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (August 2017) By Dara Oloyede

Using Peer Support Groups to Increase Diabetes Management, Awareness and Education, High Costs of Healthcare Services in Nigeria, Number of People with More Than One Chronic Condition Is Rising, Uganda: Police Instructed to Enforce Tobacco Control Act, Diabetes Poses a Threat in Ethiopia Using Peer Support Groups to Increase Diabetes Management, Awareness and Education High Costs of Healthcare Services in NigeriaNumber of People with Mor... Read more

Kenya to the world! Sitawa Wafula, on her mental health journey and educational tours

An active mental health educator, Sitawa has been recognized globally and within Kenya for the unrelenting work that she does to create awareness and change the stigma around mental health, in her country, Kenya and for the rest of the continent of Africa. Photo credit: Thumbi MwangiAn active mental health educator, Sitawa has been recognized globally and within Kenya for the unrelenting work that she does to create awareness and change ... Read more
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