News Category: News

08 / 05 / 2021

AHO to adopt 3D scans to speed heart disease diagnosis in Africa

According to Graciano Masauso, President of AHO, the technology known as HeartFlow turns a regular CT scan of the heart into a 3D image allowing doctors to diagnose life-threating coronary heart disease in just 20 minutes.

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08 / 05 / 2021

AHO is seriously concerned about an alarming Increase Of Gender-Based Violence In Cameroon

According to various United Nations (UN) and human rights organization reports, there has been a dramatic increase in sexual violence and assault cases towards women in the Anglophone Northwest and Southwest regions of Cameroon.

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08 / 05 / 2021

Heart disease and what Black women in their 20s and 30s can do to prevent it

High blood pressure, a heart disease risk factor, is “a huge thing” for many Black women. This population had high rates of risk factors as early as in their 20s and 30s that put them on the trajectory to develop heart disease.

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07 / 05 / 2021

Snake bite is a neglected topical disease but snake vernom saves life

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), five million snakebites occur around the world every year

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07 / 05 / 2021

Managing fertility challenges in patients with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)

Women with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) should be seen before conception (per conception consultation) by a sickle cell specialist care giver to receive information about how this condition affects pregnancy and effect of pregnancy on the patient with this disease, and also how to improve overall outcome for mother and the baby.

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07 / 05 / 2021

Diabetes “Silent pandemic” 3 times more deadlier than COVID-19

'Silent pandemic' rages on, claiming more lives, weighing down healthcare systems

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07 / 05 / 2021

Diabetes and Cataracts

Diabetes is a condition in which your body doesn’t make enough insulin or doesn’t use insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone that allows sugar to enter the cells in your body. If your body has problems with insulin, glucose can accumulate in your bloodstream, resulting in high blood sugar.

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07 / 05 / 2021

Malaria forgotten as COVID steals the limelight

Malaria is an example of where the needs of the Global South, or developing world, clash against the interests of the Global North, or developed world.

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07 / 05 / 2021

TB Skin Test

A TB skin test shows if your immune system has responded to the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB). It is also called a PPD test, tuberculin test, or Mantoux test.

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07 / 05 / 2021

Vaccination stalled in Africa

While India battles a catastrophic second wave of Covid-19 infections, health officials in Africa are watching with alarm as their immunisation campaigns, heavily dependent on vaccine imports from the subcontinent, stutter to a halt.

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