News Category: Africa
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 millionRead More
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.Read More
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.
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 tooRead More
AHO explains why people should donate blood
Safe blood saves lives and improves health. Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person — the gift of life.Read More