News Category: Africa

09 / 08 / 2021

As we fight COVID-19, let us not forget Non Communicable Diseases

During the first wave of COVID-19 , hospitals all over the world diverted their resources from routine care to the care of COVID-19 patients.

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09 / 08 / 2021

Millions of children starving in northeast Nigeria

At least 2.3 million children and youth are going hungry in northeast Nigeria where an Islamist insurgency has forced farmers to flee their fields and put the region on the brink of critical food shortages.

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09 / 08 / 2021

COVID-19 is becoming a problem for Sub Saharan Africa

When the COVID-19 pandemic first emerged in early 2020, medical experts and journalists were flummoxed by the low rates of infection and death throughout the African continent. Despite sub-par public health systems, dense metropolitan areas and extreme poverty, experts highlighted many reasons why COVID cases remained low in Africa. Some explanations included the continent's younger demographics, experience with epidemics like Ebola and the gift of time in delaying the spread of the virus to the continent.

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27 / 06 / 2021

Djibouti’s Independence Day

Today marks Djibouti 44th Independence Day.

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23 / 06 / 2021

Malaria Prevention

A child dies of Malaria every 30 seconds

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22 / 06 / 2021

Child Mortality

Children in Africa are about 16.5 times more likely to die before the age of five than children in developed countries.

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10 / 06 / 2021

AHO condemns the abduction of children by ISIS in Mozambique

Fighters in conflict-hit northern Mozambique abducted dozens of children during raids in 2020, according to a new analysis by AHO

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10 / 06 / 2021

AHO appeals for Covid vaccines to fight third wave in Africa

A third wave of Covid-19 infections is sweeping across Africa as deliveries of urgently needed vaccines to the continent dry up, AHO health officials are warning.

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10 / 06 / 2021

Africa desperately in need of COVID vaccine

In the global race to vaccinate people against COVID-19, Africa is tragically at the back of the pack

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10 / 06 / 2021

Diabetic Attacks and Emergencies

Diabetes is a chronic condition where the blood sugar level is too high. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, removes sugar from the blood and moves it into cells for the body to use.

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