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05 / 10 / 2020

Are the symptoms of coronary heart disease different for men and women?

Four out of five CVD deaths are due to heart attacks and strokes, and one third of these deaths occur prematurely in people under 70 years of age. Despite the alarming statistics, a recent poll revealed that millions of women do not worry about having a heart attack because they believe only men suffer fatal cardiac arrests.

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05 / 10 / 2020

AHO condemns sexual abuse of Masai tribes teenagers during Coronavirus lockdown

Girls in Masai tribes suffering grave abuse ‘as teen pregnancies and FGM cases sharply rise' Things are more chaotic in the wake of the Covid emergency. Women are more vulnerable so sexual violence increases,’ says campaigner

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05 / 10 / 2020

Rabies is a deadly viral disease that cannot be cured, but that can be prevented by vaccines

More than 1 billion people in 149 countries are threatened by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Some of them are contagious, and many are transmitted by unclean drinking water, animals, and insects. They can lead to blindness, disability, and even death. One of these deadly infectious diseases is rabies.

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05 / 10 / 2020

AHO plans for Africa’s maternal mortality battle to go digital

It is wholly unacceptable that a mother in sub-Saharan Africa is over 100 times more likely to die during pregnancy and childbirth than a woman in Western Europe in an age when having a mobile phone and access to the internet alone can greatly enhance their life chances.

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05 / 10 / 2020

High Blood Pressure, Heart Attack And Other Common Cardiovascular Diseases

Know all about the symptoms and treatment of common cardiovascular diseases like heart failure, sudden cardiac arrest, hypertension and coronary heart disease to name a few.

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22 / 06 / 2020

AHO Guidance on COVID-19 infection prevention and control for primary care settings in Africa

Africa Health Organisation (AHO) has produced a Guidance and Technical Report on COVID-19 infection prevention and control for primary care, including general practitioner practices, dental clinics and pharmacy settings in Africa.

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21 / 06 / 2020

Graciano Masauso answers key questions on COVID-19

As of 21 June, there were 9,024,672 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 469,389 deaths. Despite these numbers, much is still misunderstood or unknown about the virus which has brought regions of the globe to a standstill and placed huge pressure on the global economy.

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21 / 06 / 2020

Mapping of COVID-19 Across Africa by AHO

Despite growing concern that COVID-19 may have a devastating impact in regions with fragile healthcare systems, case numbers in Africa have not escalated at the same exponential rate seen in other parts of the world. As of June 14th, Africa have almost 170,000 confirmed cases, representing just 2% of the world’s total cases.

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16 / 06 / 2020

Priyam Deka honoured by University College London UCL

Priyam Deka is a first-year student studying Bsc Population Health and Data Science in the Institute of Epidemiology and Healthcare. She told us her experience of volunteering with Africa Health Organisation as a Grant Writer and how the role complemented her interests in healthcare with her aptitude for writing. "Using the free time I had for something that I considered meaningful felt productive."

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25 / 05 / 2020

Women are disproportionately affected by COVID-19: fight against gender inequality in the face of a pandemic

AHO has long recognised the role of gender in health, not only from a biological standpoint but also in terms of how social, cultural, economic and political gender disparities come to shape overall health outcomes. This is a highly relevant issue in the current climate of a global pandemic. Biologically, studies have shown that COVID-19 seem to affect women to a lesser degree; on average, men have a 60% higher fatality rate than women. However, a closer look at secondary long-term impacts paints a strikingly different picture.

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