Lessons From The Ebola Outbreak, Angola: Yellow Fever Outbreak, Mozambique's Enduring Discrimination Leaves Gay Men Untreated For HIV, Giants Rats Are Used To Diagnose Prisoners With Tuberculosis In Jails, Nigeria: 1.6 Million Nigerians Live With Diabetes As Disease Kills Over 40,000
April Health News
Lessons From The Ebola Outbreak
Angola: Yellow Fever Outbreak
Mozambique's Enduring Discrimination Leaves Gay Men Untreated Fo... Read more
Sheifunmi Nomia Yusuf is a public relations consultant and a writer from Nigeria. Through his Get Naked NGO, he is raising awareness on HIV/AIDS and mental health issues especially among teenagers and young adults.
Sheifunmi Nomia Yusuf is a public relations consultant and a writer from Nigeria. Through his Get Naked NGO, he is raising awareness on HIV/AIDS and mental health issues especially among teenagers and young adults. In his in... Read more
Lassa Fever Has Killed Over 100 people in Nigeria, Oil Price Drop Leads to Health Crisis in Angola, In Sierra Leone, Pregnant Girls Can Get Their Education, Ghana Implements Public Health Act On Tobacco, South Africa: Sugar Tax Gets Sweet Support
March Health News
Lassa Fever Has Killed Over 100 people in Nigeria
Oil Price Drop Leads to Health Crisis in Angola
In Sierra Leone, Pregnant Girls Can Get Their Education
Ghana ... Read more
10 Million African Children Are Now Obese Or Overweight, Nigeria: 58,000 Babies Are Born With Virus Annually, 14 African Nations Awarded for the Efforts in Reducing Malaria, Zimbabwe: High Rate of Schoolchildren Smoking, Ethiopia: The Fight Against Hypertension
February 2016 Health Bites
10 Million African Children Are Now Obese Or Overweight
Nigeria: 58,000 Babies Are Born With Virus Annually
14 African Nations Awarded ... Read more
Guinea: Ebola Free, Uganda: HIV Drug Shortage, Eastern Malawi: Cholera Outbreak, Ethiopia Plans To End AIDS by 2030, Nigeria’s Doctors Call for Taxes to Aid Health Care Access
January 2016 Health Bites
Guinea: Ebola Free
Uganda: HIV Drug Shortage
Eastern Malawi: Cholera Outbreak
Ethiopia Plans To End AIDS by 2030
Nigeria’s Doctors Call for Taxes to Aid Health Care Access
Guinea: Ebola Free
The World Healt... Read more
Exploring how African prisons are dealing with NCDs.
Dealing with Non Communicable diseases in the African prison system
In my previous posts I explored the epidemic of NCDs in various African countries and the lack of framework in place to combat these diseases. As I explored more, I became increasingly more interested on how the African prison systems were dealing with the influx of NCDs. As expected information on this topic was ... Read more
This blog challenges the stereotypical views of Africa as a starving nation and introduces the new epidemic spreading across the land: Obesity.
South Africa- The third fattest nation in the world
The rate of obesity in South Africa is staggering. Seven out of ten women and four out of ten men are in danger of being classified as obese.  Even those that are not obese still run a huge risk of developing Non Communicable Diseases ... Read more
AIDS Is the Leading Cause of Death For African Teens, Youth Told To Live A Healthy Lifestyle to Prevent Diabetes, School Leaders and Parents Important for Sexual And Reproductive Health And Rights Education, African Nations Slowly Improve Conditions for Disabled, Majority of Sierra Leone Ebola Survivors Still Face Health Challenges, Nigeria: Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week
December 2015 Health Bites
AIDS Is the Leading... Read more
Ugandan Ministry Of Health Announces Plans To Ensure That Ugandans Live Longer, Mental Health in Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone Declared Ebola Free,Huge Gains On Meningitis A In Africa Could Be Under Threat, Nestlé’s Campaign Helps To Reduce Salt Intake Across Central And West Africa, Nigeria: Creating Demand For Uptake Of HIV Counseling And Testing,Ugandans Working To Tackle Growing Drug Problem.
November 2015 Health Bites
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Bassey Ikpi is an inspiration not just through her brilliant poems but also through her mental health advocacy work. Through her advocacy, Bassey Ikpi reminds us all that there is such a thing as having a mental illness and that people who live with a mental illness should be listened to, supported and not shamed. Hear her for yourself in this interview that she did with Engage Africa Foundation.
Our Hitting Home Series features true s... Read more