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20 / 02 / 2020

AHO condemns the chaining and abuse of people with mental health conditions in Nigeria

Thousands of people with mental health conditions across Nigeria are chained and locked up in various facilities where they face terrible abuse, Human Rights Watch said
Detention, chaining, and violent treatment are pervasive in many settings, including state hospitals, rehabilitation centers, traditional healing centers, and both Christian and Islamic faith-based facilities

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20 / 02 / 2020

Graciano Masauso talks about everyday things that can lead to high blood pressure

Almost 30 per cent (one in every three adults) people suffer from hypertension. People as young as 25 are getting diagnosed with hypertension and the situation is clearly alarming.

High blood pressure is a lifestyle disease that can lead to not one but many other diseases. With our schedules getting busier and lifestyles getting worse, we really need to be careful in order not to fall prey to this most common health issue. In order to save yourself, you need to know what exactly causes hypertension.

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20 / 02 / 2020

AHO to address poverty as girls who grow up in deprived areas are at increased risk of domestic violence

Violence committed by intimate partners is one of the most common forms of violence against women. In 2019, 6% – or one million women in the UK – reported having experienced physical, psychological, or sexual violence by a current or former partner in the last year alone.

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01 / 01 / 2020

AHO worried about creeping back of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Africa

In a worrisome trend, mother-to-child transmission of HIV have been creeping back in a handful of countries over the last 18 months—jeopardizing progress in settings that once held the promise of eliminating pediatric AIDS in Africa.

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25 / 12 / 2019

The Link Between Cancer and Heart Disease

When you’re facing down cancer, heart disease isn’t top of mind. Yet, it turns out many cancer patients face a greater risk from cardiovascular disease (CVD) than from their cancer. More than 1 in 10 cancer patients dies from heart and blood vessel problems, rather than cancer.

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16 / 12 / 2019

AHO determined to prevent cervical cancer in Africa

Cervical cancer claims the lives of nine Kenyan women every day and is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women in sub-Saharan Africa. These deaths are tragic, not just because cervical cancer is the most common in women between the ages of 15 to 44, but also because they are almost always preventable through vaccination.

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06 / 11 / 2019

AHO to halve snake bite and its consequences in Africa by 2030

Each year, 5.4m people are bitten by snakes, with up to 2.7m incapacitated. “Envenoming”, it claims, is “one of the most neglected tropical diseases”.

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06 / 11 / 2019

AHO to tackle vision impairement and blindness in Africa

At least 2.2 billion people have vision impairment or blindness, of which over 1 billion cases could have been prevented or have yet to be addressed.

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06 / 11 / 2019

How one African community is fighting genetically modified mosquitoes

In the summer of 2018, more than 1,000 people marched in the capital Ouagadougou against the use of genetically-modified organisms in the country, including the GM mosquitoes.

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06 / 11 / 2019

AHO plans simple eye care to improve the sight of people in Africa

Operation could have corrected vision of many ‘overnight’, while 800 million struggle because they lack access to glasses,

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