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20 / 03 / 2022

Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique and Tanzania begin mass polio vaccination

Five southeastern African countries are set to begin vaccination drives against polio after an outbreak was declared in Malawi last month, the World Health Organization has said, highlighting the multiple health challenges facing countries on the continent as they grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.

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20 / 03 / 2022

Health inequalities in the US means Black adults are hospitalised at higher rates than Whites during the Omicron wave

Black adults were hospitalized at nearly four times the rate of white adults in the six weeks after Omicron became the predominant coronavirus variant in the United States, according to a study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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15 / 03 / 2022

Ugandans turn to herbal cures due to high cost and unavailability of medicines

Experts say due to unaffordable medicine, expansive medical care, people fall prey to quacks, who sell them concoctions.

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15 / 03 / 2022

What you should know about Cervical Cancer

Cervical Canceris a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix —the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. Various strains of the Human Papilloma virus (HPV),a sexually transmitted infection, play a role in causing most cervical cancer.

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15 / 03 / 2022

How has Covid-19 interrupted neglected tropical diseases and its control measures in Africa

Neglected tropical diseases is an umbrella term used to describe a group of 20 infectious diseases. These diseases affect over 1.7 billion people. Forty-four countries have eliminated at least one neglected tropical disease as a public health concern. Most recently the Gambia eliminated trachoma, a bacterial infection which causes blindness. However, this progress is now at real risk of reversal as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Drug programmes have been interrupted, health budgets re-prioritised and aid cut.

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18 / 02 / 2022

AHO seriously concerned with polio outbreak in Malawi

The health authorities in Malawi have declared an outbreak of wild poliovirus type 1 after a case was detected in a young child in the capital Lilongwe.

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18 / 02 / 2022

Low vaccination rates hamper humanitarian work in Africa, according to AHO

Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Haiti are the least vaccinated countries in the world against Covid-19, data has shown.

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18 / 02 / 2022

Cervical cancer and how AHO plans to save 60 million lives

Most (90%) new cervical cancer cases and deaths are in low- and middle-income countries.

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18 / 02 / 2022

COVID-19 Cases in Africa daily update

Daily update of COVID-19 in Africa.

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09 / 08 / 2021

As we fight COVID-19, let us not forget Non Communicable Diseases

During the first wave of COVID-19 , hospitals all over the world diverted their resources from routine care to the care of COVID-19 patients.

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