News Category: News

16 / 05 / 2019

AHO says Ebola cases in Congo could double amid fears outbreak could cross borders

With health system at breaking point, uncertainty over how virus is being transmitted prompts fears it could range beyond DRC

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16 / 05 / 2019

AHO expresses grave concern over the health of African immigrants in Yemen amid alleged abuse and deadly cholera

Illegal African immigrants infected with cholera are seen outside a public hospital in Lahj province, Yemen, May 4, 2019. Officials of Yemen's health authorities said an outbreak of cholera has killed 21 illegal African immigrants and asylum-seekers, and infected over 450 others in the government-controlled southern province of Lahj. (Xinhua/Murad Abdo)

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16 / 05 / 2019

AHO expresses grave concern as Congo Ebola outbreak gathers pace

Faltering national response to epidemic prompts concern over wider regional threat

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16 / 05 / 2019

AHO shocked by mega disparity in amputations for Black American Diabetics

Jackson Moss lost part of his right foot due to a complication of diabetes. He is trying to save the rest of it with the help of his wife, Bernadette. (Heidi de Marco/KHN)

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15 / 05 / 2019

AHO outraged by kidney trafficking business in Egypt

An Egyptian hospital and officials at the Yemeni embassy in Cairo were involved in a large-scale organ-trafficking ring from 2014 that included hundreds of patients and brokers from Yemen and Egypt, an Al Jazeera investigation has revealed.

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27 / 03 / 2019

AHO worried about cases of cholera, malaria and typhoid in cyclone-hit Mozambique

AHO raises alert over sanitation and lack of safe drinking water as risk of disease outbreaks grows.

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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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20 / 03 / 2019

AHO explains what you can do to avoid a heart attack or a stroke

AHO estimates that more than 17.5 million people died of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack or stroke in 2012. Contrary to popular belief, more than 3 out of 4 of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries, and men and women were equally affected.

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20 / 03 / 2019

AHO explains the key health dangers for children

The risk of death is highest in the first month of life. Preterm birth, birth asphyxia and infections cause most newborn deaths.

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20 / 03 / 2019

AHO shocked by the Risks of Cesarean Section in Africa

In a Lancet Global Health study published on Wednesday, it found that maternal deaths following a cesarean section are 50 times higher in African countries they looked at than in the U.K. — .5 percent compared to .01 percent.

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