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30 / 09 / 2019

AHO has plan to combat tropical and infectious diseases in Africa

More than a billion people across the world, mostly in low and lower- Middle income countries, are affected by neglected tropical diseases. Africa bears the most highest burden of these debilitating infections and at least one neglected tropical disease is endemic in most countries. AHO talks to Graciano Masauso, President of Africa Health Organisation (AHO).

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20 / 09 / 2019

AHO recommends improvement in gestational diabetes screening as tests are carried out too late

Current screening programmes for gestational diabetes are being carried out too late to adequately prevent health issues in mother and baby, researchers have said. A team from South Korea have found that excessive growth of a baby in the womb, a common complication of diabetes during pregnancy, starts weeks before the expecting mother is tested

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18 / 09 / 2019

AHO very concerned about rape, HIV transmission and sexual violence against women and girls in South Sudan conflict

Africa Health Organisation (AHO) is very concerned about incidents of women contracting HIV from sexualised violence in South Sudan civil war. AHO is seriously concerned that the rampant sexual violence carried out by both South Sudanese Government forces and armed opposition groups since December, 2013, has contributed to survivors contracting HIV. The situation is made worse by the lack of available medical services and the shame and stigma surrounding sexual violence, which often dissuades survivors from seeking the medical assistance.

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18 / 09 / 2019

AHO to implement artificial intelligence to combat diseases in Africa

Africa Health Organisation (AHO) is exploring Artificial Intelligence (AI) for tackling the burden of diseases in Africa. AHO has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with African Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AIAI), to explore the application of cutting-edge AI technology in its fight against diseases in Africa.

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18 / 09 / 2019

AHO to address intimate partner violence against women

Women who experience intimate partner violence, including physical, emotional, and controlling abuse, are more likely to suffer material hardship—the inability to purchase food, housing, utilities, medical care or other needs for a healthy life, according to a Rutgers-led study.

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18 / 09 / 2019

AHO to tackle Human Papillomavirus (HPV) to reduce cervical cancer in Africa

The most common infection transmitted during sex is the Human Papillomavirus, also known as HPV. Though many strains are harmless, beware some types can cause cancer.

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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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