Health & Wellness

Hypertension in Nigeria: Rising To The Challenge

Hypertension in Nigeria: Rising To The Challenge

Written by Gachomo Mapis pharmD & Commissioned by Abonnema Foundation, Inc. The turn of the 21st century was marked by concerns over the public health burden of hypertension globally. Hypertension substantially increases the risk of…

Reflections and the Journey: The Selected

Reflections and the Journey: The Selected

Written by Dammy Lola Alade “Why are you studying engineering in undergraduate, and then going back to school for a medical degree?” This question was asked too many times, and each time, I wanted to…

HIV Vaccine Trial Halted Due to Failure to Prevent Infection.

HIV Vaccine Trial Halted Due to Failure to Prevent Infection.

Written by Christina Igboin, PhD In my last article I wrote about the failure of a clinical trial designed to evaluate the efficacy of HIV prevention medicines in Africa. The fight against the disease suffered…

Failure of HIV Drug Trial in Africa

Failure of HIV Drug Trial in Africa

Written by Christina Igboin, PhD The fight against HIV infection suffered a setback recently with the failure of a clinical trial designed to test the effectiveness of 3 different HIV-prevention medicines in Africa.  This failure…

Reflections and the Journey: “…so much out of so little”

Reflections and the Journey: “…so much out of so little”

Written by Dammy Lola Alade, with contributions from Samuel Adediran, MD From the entrance gate to the inside, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria buzzes with the singsong callings of bus conductors, the passengers waiting for rides…

Recent Scientific Advances in the Study of Coronary Heart Disease.

Recent Scientific Advances in the Study of Coronary Heart Disease.

Written by Christina Igboin In honor of February being women’s heart health month, I have chosen to highlight a few recent scientific advances in the understanding, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of coronary heart disease (heart…

Vikram Patel: Mental health for all by involving all

Vikram Patel: Mental health for all by involving all

Nearly 450 million people are affected by mental illness worldwide. In wealthy nations, just half receive appropriate care, but in developing countries, close to 90 percent go untreated because psychiatrists are in such short supply.…

Joanne Mapis & The Community Health Fair

Joanne Mapis & The Community Health Fair

http://www.africentricslive.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/naijalive_2011-08-27T20_48_06-07_00.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Embed LISTEN NOW Article Written by Joanne Mapis     A health fair is an educational interactive event designed mainly for outreach with the sole purpose of creating…

Emily Oster flips our thinking on AIDS in Africa

Emily Oster flips our thinking on AIDS in Africa

Emily Oster re-examines the stats on AIDS in Africa from an economic perspective and reaches a stunning conclusion: Everything we know about the spread of HIV on the continent is wrong. Emily Oster, a University…

Dr. Seyi Oyesola tours a hospital in Nigeria

Dr. Seyi Oyesola tours a hospital in Nigeria

Dr. Seyi Oyesola takes a searing look at health care in underdeveloped countries. His photo tour of a Nigerian teaching hospital — all low-tech hacks and donated supplies — drives home the challenge of doing…