Recently published in the Pan African Medical Journal: Editorial Recently published in the Pan african Medical Journal 2017-01-24T06:22:55+01:00 pamj logo text/html 2017-01-24T14:22:55+01:00 Robert Davis, Peter F Wright [Editorials] - Circulating Vaccine Derived Poliovirus and the polio eradication endgame - 20 August 2012. <b>The world is now in the 24th year of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Halfway through that initiative in 2000, the island of Hispaniola saw an outbreak of vaccine derived poliovirus. The implications of this outbreak and multiple subsequent isolations of Sabin strains that are estimated to have circulated in communities for a year or more are now causing a reconsideration of the optimal way to achieve polio eradication. These circulating vaccine derived polio viruses, cVDPV, in many cases have regained the virulence and capacity to cause paralytic disease that we associate with wild-type poliovirus (WPV) strains. They, with the prolonged poliovirus vaccine virus shedding seen in some immunodeficient children, iVDPV, have uncovered a serious risk to polio eradication using OPV as our sole weapon.</b><br/> text/html 2017-01-24T14:22:55+01:00 Justin Basile Echouffo-Tcheugui, Andre-Pascal Kengne [Editorials] - A United Nation high level meeting on chronic non-communicable diseases: utility for Africa? - 16 April 2012. <b>Africa faces an important but seemingly “neglected epidemic” of chronic non-communicable diseases (NDCs). In many countries in this part of the world, morbidity and mortality related to NCDs such as diabetes, hypertension, ischemic heart disease and stroke have alarmingly increased over....</b><br/> text/html 2017-01-24T14:22:55+01:00 Robert Davis [Editorials] - Africa 2010 in retrospect: hits and misses - 26 December 2010. <b>This editorial reviews progress and setbacks in Africa's main public health programmes, especially AIDS, malaria and vaccination, then looks at cross cutting issues like health care financing and advocacy</b><br/>