News Category: Africa

23 / 03 / 2020

Coronavirus Infographics

Here are 7 Coronavirus COVID-19 infographics from Africa Health Organisation (AHO)

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20 / 03 / 2020

Kenya, Ghana and Ethiopia have confirmed their first coronavirus cases

Kenya, Ghana and Ethiopia all confirmed their first coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours as the global pandemic picks up pace around the world.

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20 / 03 / 2020

Coronavirus in Africa – AHO is monitoring COVID-19 in Africa

AHO is continuously monitoring and responding to this outbreak in Africa. This section will be updated as more is known about COVID-19, how it spreads and how it is affecting people in Africa and worldwide.

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27 / 02 / 2020

Graciano Masauso answers questions about Coronavirus

Researchers want to know everything about the latest coronavirus, from its mortality rate to its origins, incubation period and much more, and they still have blanks to fill in

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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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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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