News Category: Central Africa

22 / 06 / 2020

AHO Guidance on COVID-19 infection prevention and control for primary care settings in Africa

Africa Health Organisation (AHO) has produced a Guidance and Technical Report on COVID-19 infection prevention and control for primary care, including general practitioner practices, dental clinics and pharmacy settings in Africa.

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21 / 06 / 2020

Graciano Masauso answers key questions on COVID-19

As of 21 June, there were 9,024,672 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 469,389 deaths. Despite these numbers, much is still misunderstood or unknown about the virus which has brought regions of the globe to a standstill and placed huge pressure on the global economy.

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21 / 06 / 2020

Mapping of COVID-19 Across Africa by AHO

Despite growing concern that COVID-19 may have a devastating impact in regions with fragile healthcare systems, case numbers in Africa have not escalated at the same exponential rate seen in other parts of the world. As of June 14th, Africa have almost 170,000 confirmed cases, representing just 2% of the world’s total cases.

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16 / 06 / 2020

Priyam Deka honoured by University College London UCL

Priyam Deka is a first-year student studying Bsc Population Health and Data Science in the Institute of Epidemiology and Healthcare. She told us her experience of volunteering with Africa Health Organisation as a Grant Writer and how the role complemented her interests in healthcare with her aptitude for writing. "Using the free time I had for something that I considered meaningful felt productive."

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06 / 05 / 2020

AHO Response to Petition Calling For No Corona Virus Vaccine Trials in Africa

This past week has seen a global response of outrage and fury to suggestions made by two French scientists that Corona virus vaccine trials should be conducted in Africa. One response to these now infamous comments has been the creation of an online petition calling for no Corona virus vaccine trials in Africa, and it is to this petition that the African Health Organisation wishes to respond.

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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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02 / 10 / 2019

AHO to eliminate the debilitating Guinea worm parasite by 2030

Dracunculiasis is Latin for “affliction with little dragons.” This parasitic infection, more commonly known as Guinea-worm disease, is contracted when a human drinks water contaminated with copepods (water fleas) that contain worm larvae. AHO plans to eliminate the disease by 2030 after failure by WHO and partners to eliminate it by 2020.

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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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22 / 08 / 2019

AHO to tackle measles in Africa as the disease claims over 2500 lives in the DRC

A measles epidemic has caused more than 2,700 deaths between January and early August in the DRC, killing more people in seven months than Ebola in one year, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reported in a tweet read on Saturday.

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15 / 08 / 2019

AHO to develop new system for detecting and recording malaria as Burundi disputes UN malaria stats

The government of Burundi on Thursday officially disputed recent reports that close to half of its population were affected by malaria. Burundi Health Minister Thaddée Ndikumana told journalists the figures were lower – 4.3 million recorded cases (not 5.7 million), and that 1,400 not 1,800deaths had been recorded this year.

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