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23 / 05 / 2020

AHO exposes how tobacco and related industries manipulate youth

World No Tobacco Day 2020: Protecting youth from industry and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use. Ahead of World No Tobacco Day (31 May), the Africa Health Organisation is highlighting the damage of tobacco and related industry tactics: tobacco kills up to half its users. AHO is calling on countries and partners to empower youth to stand up to Big Tobacco by dispelling its lies and refusing to use its products.

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06 / 05 / 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 and Mental Health in Africa and monitoring by AHO

With much of the world under lockdown, mental health is a topic of increasing significance. Social distancing, remote working and stay-at-home orders have become the norm, and many are struggling to cope with rapidly changing lifestyles.

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06 / 05 / 2020

Coronavirus in Africa – what are the risks and what is AHO doing

While Africa has not yet seen the level of crisis as Europe and North America have, coronavirus cases and deaths have been rising exponentially across the continent. Following the virus’ arrival in Egypt on February 14th, every country on the continent, with the exception of Comoros and Lesotho, has reported cases.

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06 / 05 / 2020

AHO Response to Petition Calling For No Corona Virus Vaccine Trials in Africa

This past week has seen a global response of outrage and fury to suggestions made by two French scientists that Corona virus vaccine trials should be conducted in Africa. One response to these now infamous comments has been the creation of an online petition calling for no Corona virus vaccine trials in Africa, and it is to this petition that the African Health Organisation wishes to respond.

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23 / 03 / 2020

Coronavirus Infographics

Here are 7 Coronavirus COVID-19 infographics from Africa Health Organisation (AHO)

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20 / 03 / 2020

Kenya, Ghana and Ethiopia have confirmed their first coronavirus cases

Kenya, Ghana and Ethiopia all confirmed their first coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours as the global pandemic picks up pace around the world.

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20 / 03 / 2020

Coronavirus in Africa – AHO is monitoring COVID-19 in Africa

AHO is continuously monitoring and responding to this outbreak in Africa. This section will be updated as more is known about COVID-19, how it spreads and how it is affecting people in Africa and worldwide.

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27 / 02 / 2020

Graciano Masauso answers questions about Coronavirus

Researchers want to know everything about the latest coronavirus, from its mortality rate to its origins, incubation period and much more, and they still have blanks to fill in

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20 / 02 / 2020

AHO condemns the chaining and abuse of people with mental health conditions in Nigeria

Thousands of people with mental health conditions across Nigeria are chained and locked up in various facilities where they face terrible abuse, Human Rights Watch said
Detention, chaining, and violent treatment are pervasive in many settings, including state hospitals, rehabilitation centers, traditional healing centers, and both Christian and Islamic faith-based facilities

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20 / 02 / 2020

Graciano Masauso talks about everyday things that can lead to high blood pressure

Almost 30 per cent (one in every three adults) people suffer from hypertension. People as young as 25 are getting diagnosed with hypertension and the situation is clearly alarming.

High blood pressure is a lifestyle disease that can lead to not one but many other diseases. With our schedules getting busier and lifestyles getting worse, we really need to be careful in order not to fall prey to this most common health issue. In order to save yourself, you need to know what exactly causes hypertension.

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