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

Tanzania Bans Shisha Smoking, Ethiopia: First Lady Stresses Need To Tackle Cancer and Malnutrition, Tanzania: Chronic Diseases Need State Action, Rwanda: Non-Communicable Diseases On the Rise, Nigeria: 51 Million Nigerians Will Get Universal Health Coverage By 2017, Confronting Nigeria’s Growing Epidemic Of Heart Disease July 2016 Tanzania Bans Shisha Smoking Ethiopia: First Lady Stresses Need To Tackle Cancer and... Read more

Engage Hitting Home Series : Fitness with Femi Odutola

Fitness with Femi Odutola Every time you read health and fitness blogs, for some reason the focus is typically on all the aesthetics. There appears to be an almost unrealistic correlation between shredded 6-packs and a healthy lifestyle. The reality is, a healthy lifestyle goes beyond having the perfect body (what is that anyway?). As a matter of fact, a shredded body doesn’t necessarily make you the healthiest person in the pack... Read more

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

East Africa: Tanzania Achieves First Heart Bypass, Rwanda to Host Conference on Non-Communicable Diseases, Sudan Urges Tobacco Companies to Place Warnings on Tobacco Packages, Cameroon Cancer Patients Seek Treatment Late, Or Not at All, Future Implications of Rising Life Expectancy In Africa June 2016 East Africa: Tanzania Achieves First Heart Bypass         Rwanda to Ho... Read more

What Africans Are Saying About the Impact of Engage Africa Foundation’s Work (Part II)

Engage Africa Foundation launched a Change.org campaign to raise the attention of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to the issue of non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. Not only was this campaign good for raising awareness, it got a lot of people from the continent talking. Over the past few years, Engage Africa Foundation has created and executed projects and campaigns, in line with our mandate to combat and prevent t... Read more

Pelumi Aikins shares her inspiring weightloss story

Pelumi Aikins is a true success story and she should be applauded for her transformation. She has lost a lot of weight and this is so inspiring. Engage Africa Foundation decided to email Pelumi some questions so that we could learn how she worked towards achieving her goal. We would like to thank Pelumi for doing this interview. We hope through this, others will be motivated to make healthy lifestyle changes. Pelumi Aikins is a true su... Read more

What Africans Are Saying About the Impact of Engage Africa Foundation’s Work (Part I)

Over the past few years, Engage Africa Foundation has created and executed projects and campaigns, in line with our mandate to combat and prevent the occurrence of non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. Engage Africa Foundation had an educational health seminar with the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners on the importance of proper city planning, for reducing chronic diseases. Over the past few years, Engage Africa Foundati... Read more

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

Rwanda: Health Ministry Urges Early Diabetes Screening, Gambia Launches Three-Year National Tobacco Cessation Clinical Guideline, Nigeria Has The Lowest Health Budget In Africa, Medial Experts in East Africa Warn That Non-communicable Diseases Are A Ticking Time Bomb, Ethiopia: The Case of Cancer Chronic Disease Brief For Africa (May 2016) By Dara Oloyede Rwanda: Health Ministry Urges Early Diabetes Screening Gambia Launches Three-... Read more

Your Africa Health News Bites for April 2016 By Dara Oloyede

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

Nigerian Mental Health Advocate, Sheifunmi Yusuf shares some tips on overcoming the stigma and seeking help

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

Your Africa Health News Bites for March 2016 By Dara Oloyede

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
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