All articles in 'Health'


Malaria: India's Soft Power can Save Africa

At the first Africa-India summit held in New Delhi in 2008, it was agreed that there would be increa...

30th May 2011
When Medical Doctors Believe in Witchcraft

One cannot develop first class medical institutes if the main, supposedly highly trained people expe...

29th October 2012
Africa Reproductive and Sexual Health Scorecard an...

African countries constitute 20 of the 25 countries globally with highest adolescent fertility of be...

31st July 2012
Traditional African Healing

Given the Egyptian history of medicine in the world, it seems a quagmire that relative new-comers to...

20th February 2012
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
Aids at 30 and Africa: What Does the Future Hold?

Despite representing 10% of the global population, Africa accounts for 68% of global HIV infections...

5th 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
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
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
Malaria: Why the Battle is Elusive

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

22nd November 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
Malaria: Influential Study Questioned

How can such research appear in a major, peer-reviewed journal? Why is it universally praised by exp...

22nd August 2011
Occupational Asthma in the Kenyan Workplace

That environment starts from the floor because, among others, the German asthma foundation (DAAB) ha...

20th May 2011
Pilots' Psychological State: A Review

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

9th January 2012
The Fatal Myth of a Drug-Free World

African leaders should take heed of those countries with pragmatic and humane drug policies.

27th March 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
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
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
Making Sense of Healthcare ‘Brain Drain’

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

18th November 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
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