News Category: Africa

18 / 09 / 2019

AHO praises Botswana for considering Free HIV/AIDS Drugs for Migrants

Africa Health Organisation (AHO) has welcomed the decision by the Botswana government to consider free HIV/AIDS Drugs for Migrants. Many HIV positive sex workers from neighboring countries cannot afford life-prolonging anti-retroviral drugs. Botswana’s has an estimated 30,000 HIV positive foreigners but only 7,000 are getting treatment

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16 / 09 / 2019

AHO strongly condemns violence against women in South Africa

Africa Health Organisation (AHO) called for action to end violence against women after a spate of killings and rapes sparked outrage in a country with one of the world’s highest murder rates.

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09 / 09 / 2019

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 million

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09 / 09 / 2019

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.

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27 / 08 / 2019

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.

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27 / 08 / 2019

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 too

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20 / 03 / 2019

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.

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