World Hypertension Day
Since 2005, the World Hypertension Day has been celebrated every year, with the aim of raising community awareness about hypertension and encouraging citizens in all countries to prevent and combat this silent killer, which is reckoned as the epidemic of the modern era.Read More
Africa Malaria Week
Africa Malaria Week is an international observance commemorated every year on 23-30 May in Africa and recognizes global efforts to control malaria. Globally, 3.3 billion people in 106 countries are at risk of malaria mostly in Africa. In 2012, malaria caused an estimated 627,000 deaths, mostly among African children. A passed a proposal by the AHO Health Congress, the supreme decision-making body of AHO to make 23-30 May Africa Malaria Week.Read More
International Day of action for Women’s Health
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women, 1 in 4 women dies from heart disease. Exercise is one of the best ways to prevent heart disease and keep your ticker strong. It’s also beneficial for your mental and bone healthRead More
World No Tobacco Day
AHO joins other organisations and guests to celebrate World No Tobacco Day.
Every year, on 31 May, WHO marks World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and other risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. Tobacco use is the single most important cause of globally preventable deaths, it kills one in 10 adults worldwide.
Smoking is one of the main causes of death, it kills 6 million persons annually and is expected to increase to over 8 million annually by 2030, and in addition to that, it is one of the risk factors of many diseases.
World Environment Day
Rapid climate change poses direct and unprecedented challenges to human health on a global scale. These include the burden of disease from environmental risks—expected to rise steadily over the coming years—and direct and indirect effects on human health due to disruptions and shifts in services provided by ecosystems.Read More