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18 / 09 / 2019

AHO very concerned about rape, HIV transmission and sexual violence against women and girls in South Sudan conflict

Africa Health Organisation (AHO) is very concerned about incidents of women contracting HIV from sexualised violence in South Sudan civil war. AHO is seriously concerned that the rampant sexual violence carried out by both South Sudanese Government forces and armed opposition groups since December, 2013, has contributed to survivors contracting HIV. The situation is made worse by the lack of available medical services and the shame and stigma surrounding sexual violence, which often dissuades survivors from seeking the medical assistance.

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18 / 09 / 2019

AHO to implement artificial intelligence to combat diseases in Africa

Africa Health Organisation (AHO) is exploring Artificial Intelligence (AI) for tackling the burden of diseases in Africa. AHO has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with African Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AIAI), to explore the application of cutting-edge AI technology in its fight against diseases in Africa.

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18 / 09 / 2019

AHO to address intimate partner violence against women

Women who experience intimate partner violence, including physical, emotional, and controlling abuse, are more likely to suffer material hardship—the inability to purchase food, housing, utilities, medical care or other needs for a healthy life, according to a Rutgers-led study.

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18 / 09 / 2019

AHO to tackle Human Papillomavirus (HPV) to reduce cervical cancer in Africa

The most common infection transmitted during sex is the Human Papillomavirus, also known as HPV. Though many strains are harmless, beware some types can cause cancer.

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18 / 09 / 2019

AHO praises Botswana for considering Free HIV/AIDS Drugs for Migrants

Africa Health Organisation (AHO) has welcomed the decision by the Botswana government to consider free HIV/AIDS Drugs for Migrants. Many HIV positive sex workers from neighboring countries cannot afford life-prolonging anti-retroviral drugs. Botswana’s has an estimated 30,000 HIV positive foreigners but only 7,000 are getting treatment

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16 / 09 / 2019

AHO strongly condemns violence against women in South Africa

Africa Health Organisation (AHO) called for action to end violence against women after a spate of killings and rapes sparked outrage in a country with one of the world’s highest murder rates.

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09 / 09 / 2019

AHO strongly condemns breasts ironing and child marriage in Cameroon

Breast ironing is prevalent in Cameroon – with the number of girls who have been subjected to the painful practice estimated to be as high as one in three. This amounts to around 1.3 million

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09 / 09 / 2019

Graciano Masauso talks about Diabetic Retinopathy which is irreversible and leads to vision impairment

Africa , like most continets is now experiencing a diabetes explosion. AHO has predicted that by 2045 the current 415 million people with diabetes , will rise to 562 million.

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27 / 08 / 2019

AHO warns of the dangers of trachoma

Trachoma is among the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), which are a group of parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases that affect 1.5 billion people, and 40 percent live in Africa.
NTDs affect the poorest, most vulnerable people who live in hard to reach parts of Africa.
The diseases, disfigure and disable, keep children out of school and parents out of work, limiting their potential in communities stuck in poverty.
NTDs rank among the four most devastating groups of communicable diseases.

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27 / 08 / 2019

AHO warns about type 2 diabetes one unsettling complication: Retinopathy

Type 2 diabetes is a life-long condition and can pose grave health risks if left untreated. It is widely understood that the chronic condition can cause life-threatening complications, but it can also have a debilitating impact on another part of the body too

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