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Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (November 2016) By Dara Oloyede

Diabetes Awareness Drive in Kamuli, Uganda, Dunkin' Donuts Opens in South Africa, Nigeria: Gov’t Urged to Improve Implementation of Nutrition Policy, Diabetes-Third Cause of Death in Burundi, Nigeria: Air Pollution Puts Many At Risk of Chronic Diseases, Strengthening Research Capacity on Non-Communicable Diseases in Africa November 2016 Diabetes Awareness Drive in Kamuli, Uganda Dunkin’ Donuts Opens in South Africa Nige... Read more

Suzanne Brume is keeping it very fit, in her interview with Engage Africa Foundation

Suzanne Brume is definitely a fitness expert to know and we are very happy to feature her in today’s Hitting Home Series. Suzanne runs an award-winning fitness blog called Eights and Weights. Through her blog, Suzanne consistently shares tips on how to live a fitter and healthier life. Engage Africa Foundation is extremely excited to share her story, as her fitness expertise is mainly aimed at an African audience. Suzanne Brume is de... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (October 2016) By Dara Oloyede

Egypt’s Obesity Battle, Nigeria’s Rising Prevalence of Diabetes, Kenya: Many At Risk For A Tobacco-Related Disease, Nigeria: Lagos Makes Plans To Build Cancer Research Institute, Sub-Saharan Africa: Campaign Targets Cervical Cancer Among Girls October 2016 Egypt’s Obesity Battle Nigeria’s Rising Prevalence of Diabetes Kenya: Many At Risk For A Tobacco-Related Disease Nigeria: Lagos Makes Plans To Build Cancer Re... Read more

Simple Tips To Maintaining Good Mental Health

Simple Tips To Maintaining Good Mental Health with Anita Glover MD. Now that we've spent time talking about mental health and what it is (click here for the video), I think it's time to focus on why good mental health is important and how to maintain it. According to the WHO, "Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of li... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (September 2016) By Dara Oloyede

Botswana: Professionals Get Training to Tackle Addiction, Nigeria: Advocates Early Diagnosis For Kidney Disease, Kenya: Nyeri Residents Receive Subsidized Screenings for Non-Communicable Diseases, Africa Makes Progress in Reducing Communicable Disease Burden, Non-Communicable Diseases in Tanzania September 2016 Botswana: Professionals Get Training to Tackle Addiction Nigeria: Advocates Early Diagnosis For Kidney Disease Kenya: Ny... Read more

The Skipping Challenge: Four Friends Share their Inspiring Experience

Happy new month! September usually signifies a start of new things - some people start school, some resume back at school, some go back to work, some return back to their base from a vacation etc. Whatever you are starting or returning to this September, we hope that you can make some space on your schedule for workouts. In today’s Hitting Homes Series story, four friends share how they did a 30-day skipping challenge for the month of... Read more

Benefits of Orthotics

Fitness With Femi Odutola: Benefits of Orthotics Today, I’d like to share my orthotics discovery and hope it can help someone else get through some pain. I came across orthotics recently after my last physical examinations at the doctor’s. As with the previous times, she informed me that I was relatively healthy (which is always a good thing to hear) but this time she pointed out the flatness in my feet. No one had ever point... Read more

Health Care and Human Rights

Health care and Human Rights In modern day society, health care and human rights are often viewed from different spectrums and it’s getting harder to make a compelling case for health care as a human right. Even though it is apparent that health care is an important part of our everyday lives, a lot of people tend to shy away from discussing what is undoubtedly obvious – that the right to health care is indeed a human right... Read more

Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (August 2016) By Dara Oloyede

Africa: To Beat Diabetes, Awareness Should Focus On Health, Not Disease, Low Life Expectancy In Nigeria, Tanzania: Alcohol Consumption Among Youth, Cancer’s Growing Threat In Africa, and Non-Communicable Diseases in Rwanda Africa: To Beat Diabetes, Awareness Should Focus On Health, Not Disease Low Life Expectancy In Nigeria Tanzania: Alcohol Consumption Among Youth Cancer’s Growing Threat In Africa Non-Communicable Dise... Read more

Israel Okwuje's Brave Journey Against Hypertension

Israel Okwuje from Nigeria shares his story, on how he is living with hypertension at a young age. His story clearly shows bravery and the importance of why one needs to be armed with knowledge about an illness he or she has, as this is a major step to ensuring that it is controlled. Israel Okwuje from Nigeria shares his story, on how he is living with hypertension at a young age. His story clearly shows bravery and the importance of w... Read more
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