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Measuring Progress

Measuring Progress Happy new year everyone! Hope everyone had a great holiday and had lots of quality time with friends and family. It is that time of the year where everyone makes their new resolutions once again. Statistically, 80% of all New Year resolutions are health and fitness related. Ok, the truth is, I made that up but I have a feeling that if I bothered to fact-check that, the numbers will be strongly correlated. Hey, there is... Read more

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder that has 2 components (from the word “bi”)- a depressive and a manic component. The depressive component comes from depression and the manic component describes mania which is defined as great excitement, euphoria, delusions and/or over activity. There are two types of bipolar disorder:Bipolar I- Mostly mania compared to depressionBiplar II- More depression compared to ma... Read more

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

Africa: E-Cigarettes Have Become A Health Dilemma, Increasing Number Of Africans At Risk Of Mortality From Chronic Diseases, Tanzania: Cervical Cancer Prevention And Treatment Initiatives, Uganda: Diabetes Cases On The Rise, Zimbabwe Tackles Mental Health With ‘Friendship Benches’ January 2017 Health News Africa: E-Cigarettes Have Become A Health Dilemma Increasing Number Of Africans At Risk Of Mortality From Chronic Diseases ... Read more

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

Kenya: Rising Rates of Diabetes Among Children, Tanzania: Rising Rates of Cervical Cancer, Nigeria: Many Die Due to Non-Communicable Diseases, Famine and Fat: Malawi’s Double-Edged Nutrition Problem, WHO: More Africans at risk of chronic illness December 2016 Health News Kenya: Rising Rates of Diabetes Among Children Tanzania: Rising Rates of Cervical Cancer Nigeria: Many Die Due to Non-Communicable Diseases Famine and Fat: M... Read more

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
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