All articles in 'Health'


Mental Health: The Challenges

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

16th April 2012
Health: Why Uganda's Health Sector Needs Cure

One Ugandan MP is worth 18 medical officers or seven senior medical specialists.

11th May 2012
Public Health at the Crossroads

Addressing the public health challenges in the 21st Century requires a new health systems thinking....

11th May 2012
Private Partnerships: Key to Malaria Control

UN and donor agency supported malaria control efforts have not been accompanied by rigorous monitor...

13th July 2008
Malaria: Walking the Talk

PAN, an environmental group active in more than 60 countries, opposes all pesticide use and actively...

15th July 2008
DDT Spraying will Improve Uganda’s Economy

Is it logical to promote a product at the expense of the life of the producer? Who gets to produce t...

18th July 2008
HIV/AIDS: Multi-Faceted Approaches to Manage Scour...

Some 2.1 million people died of AIDS last year and at least 33 million people worldwide have the HIV...

4th August 2008
Malaria Takes Toll on Africa's Economies

All cases and deaths of malaria occur needlessly because the disease is entirely preventable and cur...

15th August 2008
Abortion: Let Reason Prevail

Abortion is neither a superfluous issue like the weather nor a means of dehumanising modern human be...

25th August 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
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
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
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
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
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