Diseases cost the African Region $2.4 trillion a year, says WHO

WHO launches an investment case to achieve SDGs and universal health coverage in Africa Praia, Cabo Verde, 27 March 2019 – The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that nearly 630 million years of healthy life were lost in 2015 due to the diseases afflicting the population across its 47 Member States in Africa, now amounting to a … Continue reading Diseases cost the African Region $2.4 trillion a year, says WHO

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This election means nothing. The real war begins on 9 May

For those seeking the world’s saddest axiom, a gift: The more a democracy matures, the dumber its election cycles become. Recall the United States during the 2016 presidential campaign, which was richly spiced by dick jokes, schoolyard taunts, and a fat reality TV star ripping through a field of professional (if professionally lousy) political lifers. … Continue reading This election means nothing. The real war begins on 9 May

Dr Atai Omoruto Award: Apply now for a scholarship to Wonca Africa Regional Pre-Conference and Conference

Wonca is seeking applications for the Atai Omoruto Scholarship award to attend the Wonca Africa Regional Conference and Wonca Working Party on Women and Family Medicine preconference in Kampala, Uganda 5 -8 June, 2019. This award is a recognition  of the late Dr Atai Omoruto , and is made in the spirit of Atai’s leadership … Continue reading Dr Atai Omoruto Award: Apply now for a scholarship to Wonca Africa Regional Pre-Conference and Conference

World’s Largest Megacities by 2100

Throughout the course of human history, the biggest cities have always seemed impossibly large. For many millennia, it was almost unfathomable for a city to sustain more than 1 million residents. In fact, it wasn’t until the 19th century that the largest cities globally, such as London and Beijing, were able to consistently hold populations beyond that … Continue reading World’s Largest Megacities by 2100