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.Read More
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.Read More
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 treatmentRead More
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.Read More
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 millionRead More
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.Read More
AHO warns of the dangers of trachoma
Trachoma is among the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), which are a group of parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases that affect 1.5 billion people, and 40 percent live in Africa.
NTDs affect the poorest, most vulnerable people who live in hard to reach parts of Africa.
The diseases, disfigure and disable, keep children out of school and parents out of work, limiting their potential in communities stuck in poverty.
NTDs rank among the four most devastating groups of communicable diseases.
AHO warns about type 2 diabetes one unsettling complication: Retinopathy
Type 2 diabetes is a life-long condition and can pose grave health risks if left untreated. It is widely understood that the chronic condition can cause life-threatening complications, but it can also have a debilitating impact on another part of the body tooRead More
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.Read More
AHO establishes regulator Africa Care Quality and Accountability Commission ACQAC to register and monitor health care in Africa and avoid Renee Bach fiasco
Africa Health Organisation (AHO) has established a regulator called Africa Care Quality and Accountability Commission (ACQAC) to register and monitor health care in Africa. This will help avoid the Renee Bach scenario in which Renee, an unqualified US missionary is allegedly practiced medicine at her Serving His Children NGO clinic in Uganda where over 100 children are said to have died.
Renee Bach was still a teenager when she left her small hometown in rural Virginia in USA and moved halfway across the world to Uganda, after spending just 10 months there on a mission trip. and set up her NGO Serving His Children.Read More