All articles in 'Health'


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
A Sickle Cell Remedy: Why are Firms Holding up Pro...

Nicosan presents an excellent opportunity to present Nigeria as a nation of scientific achievement t...

6th April 2009
Health Financing in Africa: Challenges and Opportu...

Africa South of the Sahara is home to 12 percent of the world’s population – accounts for 22 percent...

11th May 2009
State of Africa's Local Pharmaceutical Production

The African continent has a consumer market of between 4 to 5 billion tablets – capsules (tab – cap)...

18th May 2009
Gene Study: Are Africans Guinea Pigs?

The earliest cases of AIDS occurred in central Africa, in the same regions where Koprowski's vaccine...

25th May 2009
Africa Must Step Up Fight against HIV/AIDS

Africa has failed to accept that HIV and Aids is real and is taking great toll on the social, econom...

2nd June 2009
Nationalising Health Care is a Health Risk

Private financers and suppliers of health care products and services have been under siege since the...

8th June 2009
National Health Insurance: Blessing or Blight?

Why is so-called ‘free’ health care such a mess? Simple: when health care services are ‘free’, won’t...

15th June 2009
WHO-AFRO, PEPFAR Launch New African Lab Accreditat...

Government health officials from 13 African countries launched the first-ever push for accreditation...

27th July 2009
Lagos Battles Counterfeit Drugs

According to the International Property Rights Index 2009, Nigeria ranked 94th out of 115 countries....

4th August 2009
Government Should Quit Healthcare

A scheme that promises “free” healthcare for all creates insoluble problems and has various negative...

21st September 2009
Healthcare Reform: An Alternative Method

SA already spends a considerable amount of money on health, yet the health status of South Africans...

9th October 2009
Africa Healthcare: Commitment and Research Require...

Whilst Africa’s population is 10% of the world population, Africa bears 25% of the global disease bu...

23rd October 2009
Malaria Control in Southern Africa Study Misleadin...

This study should not be used to argue against the use of DDT in malaria control in South Africa or...

1st November 2009
Malaria Vaccine: Beginning of the End of Malaria W...

Developing a vaccine against malaria, a scientific challenge for decades, is critical to defeating t...

3rd November 2009
DDT Indoor Residual Spraying Dangerous

Uganda's Ministry of Health is putting unborn babies in Northern Uganda on serious health risks.

9th November 2009
Africa's Nutrition Environment

The root cause of malnutrition in Africa is underdevelopment linked to political, economic, ecologic...

24th November 2009
HIV/AIDS in Africa: What Should Africa’s Business...

Every day in Africa, about 5200 Africans contract HIV and at least 3800 Africans die of AIDS.

30th November 2009
Legislation Affecting HIV Positive Migrants

A number of factors are likely to accelerate HIV/AIDS rates amongst forced migrant populations and a...

1st December 2009
HIV Aids: A Scourge on Africa's Development

AIDS has had a dramatic effect on poverty in the region - families have lost their breadwinners and...

7th December 2009
Fake Drugs Endanger Africa's Billionth Child

Counterfeit drugs constitute 10 per cent of the global drug market, rising to 25 per cent in develop...

8th February 2010
Hope for the Epileptic

Unfortunately, not every epileptic reacts well to medicine. In 25% to 40% of patients, medications d...

28th March 2006
Sickness Plagues the Health Sector

Whether insurance systems are involved or not, hospitals and doctors may have financial incentives t...

11th April 2006
Africa Malaria Day: Heavyweights now Embrace DDT

For too long, the European Union, environmental groups and healthcare agencies let horribly misguide...

18th April 2006
DDT Takes Center Stage Again

DDT is no “silver bullet,” nor is it appropriate in all places or cases. However, it is a critical e...

18th September 2006
DDT: Hippocratic Oath Turned Hypocritical?

It’s bad enough when PAN uses myths, scare tactics and outright lies to pressure African governments...

10th October 2006
Traditional Medicine Should not be Demonised

Traditional medicine, of which 80 per cent of Ghanaians access, should be integrated into the health...

8th May 2007
Restoring Diminishing African Food

Unwholesome ingredients for food pose great danger to Ghanaians' health. Ghanaians have been blinded...

26th June 2007
Advocacy: Key to Increased Access to ARV

Those at the fore-front of the campaign must be conscious of the proverbial rules of the gambler: kn...

3rd July 2007
Diseases of the Affluent Encroach Africa

Unless deliberate policy and programme responses are formulated and implemented with generous politi...

24th July 2007
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