Chic African Culture Blog

Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

Get to Know the Victims of the Ebola Outbreak

Ebola victim Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan was a leader who died unselfishly battling the Ebola outbreak in Africa.

Get to Know the Victims of the Ebola Outbreak

humarr-khan
Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan 

"Dr. Khan was an extremely determined and courageous doctor who cared deeply for his patients," Doctors Without Borders said in a statement. 

Ebola usually kills 90% of those infected by the disease, but the death rate in the Ebola outbreak in the African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has dropped to approximately 60% because of early treatment thanks to dedicated doctors like the late Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan. 

Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan studied at the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS), University of Sierra Leone (USL). He graduated with a Bachelors in Medicine and a Bachelors in Surgery (MBChB) in 2001. 

As a young Tropical Medicine/Infectious Disease Physician, Dr. Khan was recruited as a Medical Officer at the Directorate of Disease Prevention and Control, Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) where he served for almost two years until 2005. 

Dr. Khan was appointed by the MOHS as the Chief Physician to the Lassa Fever Program at the Kenema Government Hospital (KGH), Sierra Leone. Dr. Khan stepped into the shoes of his predecessor, the late Dr. Aniru Conteh who tragically died of Lassa fever. 

In his capacity as the Chief Physician of the Lassa Fever Program, KGH, Dr. Khan was concurrently contracted by then United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone as a contract physician and consultant for Lassa fever in Sierra Leone. 

From 2005 until 2010, Dr. Khan served as Physician In-charge of HIV/AIDS services at KGH, and from 2006-2010 as Physician Consultant for the Mano River Union Lassa Fever Network, WHO/Tulane University. From 2010 until 2013 Dr. Khan conducted residency training in Internal Medicine at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana and was awarded an MWACP. 

Since completing his training, he has returned to his field of work as Physician In-Charge, Lassa Fever Program, KGH. In January 2014, Dr. Khan was appointed Associate Lecturer at the Department of Medicine, COMAHS, USL. 

He is one of the world’s leading experts in the clinical care of viral hemorrhagic fevers among them, Ebola. On Tuesday July 30, 2014 at Kenema Government Hospital, about 185 miles east of Sierra Leone's capital city, Freetown Dr. Khan died from the very disease he fought to find a remedy for his entire career.

Did you know? Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus species.


Together we build awareness that boost harmony, education, and success, below are more links to articles you will find thought provoking.

  1. Deadliest routes for refugees
  2. Cooking with shea butter oil
  3. Worst serial killers recorded in history are women
  4. Indigenous healers and plants used
  5. Night running illness or magic
  6. What is back to Africa

Chic African Culture and The African Gourmet=

Translate

Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

This Week’s Best Posts and Pages

Top ten African countries with the most Gold Olympic medals

Using Amen and Ashe or Ase

South African Beef Curry Recipe

Heqet the Egyptian goddess of childbirth

African cultures express, encourage, and communicate energy

Support African History and Culture

Chic African Culture and The African Gourmet are dedicated to discovering, collecting and sharing African history and heritage celebrating 14 years of service in 2021. Share and support in the pride of being part of an important cultural and educational resource.



Being African in America I have grown up learning about different ethnic cultures. My father and mother are historians of African culture and history and their influence expanded my activities to several best-selling cookbooks, magazine columns, self-branded products, and a popular African culture and food blog.

Chic African Culture


Be better than average and support African history and culture.