All articles in 'Health'


African Civil Society Organisations Petition AU

Letter from 117 African Civil Society Organisations to African Union Summit on Upholding African Hea...

23rd July 2010
African Voices and the Health Agenda in Africa

Obama has launched the Global Health Initiative (GHI), allocating $63 billion to strengthen national...

26th July 2010
The Civility of Hand Washing

Simple hand washing will help rationalize Ghanaians in regard to evil spirits, the devil, demons, or...

9th August 2010
False Reporting and the Fight Against Malaria

SADC governments must vigorously oppose the UN agencies that seek to put their own political power a...

8th February 2011
Malaria War: Are Health Experts Serious?

A hundred dogs are killed, and activists and newspapers make it a huge story. Last year, almost one...

11th April 2011
Medical Aid Tax Deductions are not Subsidies!

Most sick people cannot afford high insurance Photo courtesySome people are trying to ma...

27th September 2010
Traditional Values and the HIV/AIDS Fight

One of the development issues expected of the modern Ghanaian/African state is how the state, as a r...

12th October 2010
Kenya Rolls out Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

New tool to fight pneumonia in children in developing countries set for Kenya launch

15th February 2011
Health: Physical Activity Good for Your Health

Why is it so difficult to follow a physical activity regime? The answer is simple.

8th July 2011
East African Community (EAC) Medicines Registratio...

Launch of the East African Community (EAC) Medicines Registration Harmonization (MRH) Project schedu...

20th March 2012
Mental Health: The Challenges

Mental health affects progress towards the realisation of several of the Millennium Development Goal...

16th April 2012
Health Budgets in Government and Counties: More Qu...

With current health care service delivery models, the reliance is on treatment, rather than preventi...

6th February 2012
Senior Citizens: Is Africa Prepared for Them?

How prepared are governments, NGOs and business entrepreneurs to capitalize on the inevitable change...

5th December 2011
Pilots' Psychological State: A Review

A pilot in a cockpit                                       Photo courtesyAir passenger s...

9th January 2012
Malaria: Why the Battle is Elusive

Politics alone will not overcome malaria. Technical interventions, such as spraying, can dramaticall...

22nd November 2011
Non-Communicable Diseases Get Attention

The rise of NCDs has found its way into the mainstream interest of governments and lawmakers worldwi...

17th October 2011
HIV/Aids in Africa: Overwhelming Needs and Odds

Since 1998, as noted by UNAIDS, at least one million Africans die every year of AIDS in the continen...

15th December 2011
Baah-Wiredu, Death and Development

In a world fast advancing in science and technology, Ghanaians are expected to live a much more comf...

4th October 2008
Government of Kenya Sitting On Malaria Fund

How can a government sit on money belonging to people infected with malaria and related diseases whi...

9th September 2008
Malaria War: Which Way for Uganda ?

It is business as usual for Apac, where the malaria incidence rate is arguably the highest in the wo...

15th September 2008
Will DDT save Northern Uganda?

USAID advocates DDT as the most cost-effective solution, but also provides insecticide-treated nets...

22nd September 2008
Health: Why is Yar’Adua Heavy Handed?

Yar'Adua has become the sort of President that all Nigerians do not need - a heavy handed individua...

23rd September 2008
Nigeria Gropes for Universal Healthcare

Nigerian life expectancy is only 47 years and has not improved but dipped since independence in 1960...

4th October 2008
National Health Insurance Plan Unworkable

The best option for SA is for government to remove all barriers to entry into private health care pr...

14th October 2008
Why Should Nigerians be Born Overseas?

For some, going overseas to have babies is an objective that must be met at all cost. It doesn’t mat...

21st October 2008
Individual Responsibility versus “Free” Health Car...

Government policies that have the objective of encouraging citizens to be healthier should be based...

11th November 2008
Making Sense of Healthcare ‘Brain Drain’

South Africa’s chronic shortage of skilled health care professionals continues unabated and the situ...

18th November 2008
New Results in NEJM of World's Most Clinically Adv...

RTS,S/AS—created by GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals—is the leading clinical candidate in a global effor...

8th December 2008
25 Shocking Facts About the Pharmaceutical Industr...

While "drug prices are rising at more than twice the rate of inflation," industry analysts and insid...

13th January 2009
How Healthy are Old-Young Marriages?

For a pragmatist financial stability or the potential for financial stability is rated much higher t...

9th February 2009
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