Dr. Juliet Nabyonga-Orem | Editor In-Chief
Dr. Juliet Nabyonga-Orem is a leading health systems expert with experience spanning over 2 decades. She has been instrumental in the transformation of health systems in many African countrie...Read More
Dr. Koku Awoonor-Williams | Editor
Dr. Koku Awoonor-Williams is a health systems and policy analyst. He has almost 3 decades of experience in senior health management in Ghana including 16 years as District Medical Officer/Med...Read More
Prof. Oladele Akogun | Editor
Prof. Oladele Akogun has spent over 25 years on health system research, focusing on access to and utilization of intervention services. He holds a PhD in Public Health and a Postgraduate Dipl...Read More
Date of Publication: July 5, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic poses a global health security crisis to health systems worldwide. This crisis is even more concerning in resource limited settings whose health systems are already constrained. Using epidemiological indicators, statistical models predict that cases in Africa are likely to soar, close to what has been witnessed in Europe. Covid-19 has had a gross multi-sectoral negative impact, challenging the progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals. COVID-19 patients face multi-dimensional symptoms spanning physica...Likes: 0 Dislikes: 0 Number of Reads: 144 Comments: 0 Export to PDF 12 Read More
Date of Publication: June 25, 2020
The Covid-19 outbreak has demonstrated once again the severe economic, political and health crises that a pandemic can trigger. As of June 2020, 215 countries and territories have reported Covid-19 cases. Firstly, spared by the worldwide pandemic, the African continent now records 191,993 Covid-19 cases with a death toll nearing 4,281. South Africa, Nigeria and Algeria have been most affected...Likes: 0 Dislikes: 0 Number of Reads: 148 Comments: 0 Export to PDF 20 Read More
Date of Publication: June 23, 2020
The month of May, 2020 was the mental awareness month, a time to reflect on the mental issues surrounding us but it slid past us in silence because of the COVID pandemic, yet it could the biggest contributor to the burden of mental illness in this period.
Mental disease is a silent pandemic as compared to the COVID-19 pandemic and with Kenya being one of the countries that do not have a separate budget for mental health, maybe this pandemic should take awaken us to this reality and re-think. The Likes: 1 Dislikes: 0 Number of Reads: 259 Comments: 0 Export to PDF 29 Read More
Fighting COVID-19: The importance of strengthening the primary health care system in limited-resource settings, the case of Ghana.
Date of Publication: June 5, 2020
The outbreak of COVID-19 is raising legitimate questions about the impact of the pandemic on rural poor and displaced populations within the community setting. These vulnerable populations have less capacity to cope with the impact of such an outbreak because they cannot afford the cost of medical care and have limited financial resources to cope with restrictions imposed by governments for purposes of public health adherence.
According to the analysis by the World Health Organization, about 90% of confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) with mild symptoms may require services within the community setting as t...Likes: 3 Dislikes: 0 Number of Reads: 484 Comments: 0 Export to PDF 66 Read More
Date of Publication: June 2, 2020
Coronavirus Disease of 2019 or Covid-19, is a disease about which much remains to be done. Unlike previous pandemics, it has raised far-fetched and wide-ranging fears and questions. This has led to fervent re-examination of the human history and character. It has revealed deep-seated and fearful realities of our past, of our present life and of the future. It has exposed how human history has moved from one traumatic and uncorrected mistake to another amidst progressive advances. It has also shown that many people are waking up to the fact that our current way of life (or civilization, if yo...Likes: 0 Dislikes: 0 Number of Reads: 357 Comments: 0 Export to PDF 59 Read More
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