About us

Africa Health News brings together health news, events (conferences, workshops, courses) and career opportunities (jobs, internships, scholarships) from African countries. It gives a platform to individuals, academic and research institutions, governmental and non-governmental organisations, societies and associations to disseminate their work, activities and opportunities in the health related field. This is done by posting on the blog and by the sending out monthly updates to a large group of interested subscribers.


annette_gerritsenThis blog was started by Annette Gerritsen, a South African based epidemiologist working at Epi Result, in the beginning of 2016. She is also the editor of the SACEMA Quarterly, an online magazine reviewing developments in quantitative epidemiology presented in a way that it is accessible to the interested health professional and policy-maker. She has also been an editor of the website and the newsletter of the Public Health Association of South Africa  (PHASA) for 5 years (2010-2015).



Emily ChristopheEmily Christopherr is a volunteer research coordinator at the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre’s Emavundleni site. She graduated with her MPH from the University of Washington in June 205 specializing in Maternal and Child Health. Emily moved to Cape Town in November 2015 and is currently collaborating on projects with Africa Health News, University of Cape Town, and Milk Matters. She has five years of experience working in clinical research, as well as two years of experience with qualitative research methods.



Megan Harker Elliott Profile ImageMegan (Meg) Harker has a Bachelor of Arts, Honours degree, in Media Studies and Journalism specialising in Health, from Rhodes University and a double major undergraduate degree in Communication Science and Philosophy from the University of South Africa. She has worked for organisations such as The Social Justice Coalition, The Treatment Action Group-New York, the TB HIV, Care Association, Doctors Without Borders also known as MSF, SA Positive Magazine, and the Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA).



IMG-20160620-WA0034Steven Nonde is a Zambian public health writer. His work revolves around issues pertaining to maternal and child health, reproductive health and health systems and policy. His articles often emphasize the need for patient empowerment, teamwork, and collaboration in healthcare delivery. Thanks to his faith and his qualification in Biomedicine obtained from Pearson Institute of Higher Education in South Africa, Steven has a genuine passion for the wellbeing of people, irrespective of race, creed or ethnicity.