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20 / 03 / 2019

Children are the innocent victims of TB in vulnerable communities, says AHO

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the world’s deadliest, yet preventable, communicable diseases and remains a significant problem in Africa. Every year, there is an estimated 9 million new TB cases worldwide but consistently 3 million cases are either not diagnosed, not treated, or are diagnosed and not registered by national TB control programmes.

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20 / 03 / 2019

AHO to scale up immunisation as 1 in 5 children in Africa do not have access to life-saving vaccines

It is estimated that about three million children under five years of age die each year in Africa and a significant number of these deaths could be prevented by vaccines. Yet one in five children does not receive them. Lack of service delivery in remote areas or lack of information about the effectiveness of vaccines is a major reason many do not receive them.

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20 / 03 / 2019

AHO alarmed by rates of cervical cancer amongst African women

Cervical cancer is caused by the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), which is the most common viral infection of the reproductive tract. It affects younger age groups as a result of early sexual activity, multiple sexual partners, and exposure to other sexually transmitted infections such as HIV.

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