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16 / 05 / 2019

AHO shocked by mega disparity in amputations for Black American Diabetics

Jackson Moss lost part of his right foot due to a complication of diabetes. He is trying to save the rest of it with the help of his wife, Bernadette. (Heidi de Marco/KHN)

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15 / 05 / 2019

AHO outraged by kidney trafficking business in Egypt

An Egyptian hospital and officials at the Yemeni embassy in Cairo were involved in a large-scale organ-trafficking ring from 2014 that included hundreds of patients and brokers from Yemen and Egypt, an Al Jazeera investigation has revealed.

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27 / 03 / 2019

Welcome by the Founder and President Graciano Masauso

Welcome to Africa Health Organisation (AHO), our new international health agency for Africa and the Diaspora. Our mission is to lead strategic collaborative efforts among countries in Africa and other partners to promote equity in health, to combat disease, and to improve the quality of, and lengthen the lives of the peoples of Africa. AHO provides technical cooperation to African governments and deliver health service directly to people.

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27 / 03 / 2019

AHO worried about cases of cholera, malaria and typhoid in cyclone-hit Mozambique

AHO raises alert over sanitation and lack of safe drinking water as risk of disease outbreaks grows.

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20 / 03 / 2019

AHO explains why people should donate blood

Safe blood saves lives and improves health. Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person — the gift of life.

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20 / 03 / 2019

AHO explains what you can do to avoid a heart attack or a stroke

AHO estimates that more than 17.5 million people died of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack or stroke in 2012. Contrary to popular belief, more than 3 out of 4 of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries, and men and women were equally affected.

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20 / 03 / 2019

AHO explains the key health dangers for children

The risk of death is highest in the first month of life. Preterm birth, birth asphyxia and infections cause most newborn deaths.

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20 / 03 / 2019

AHO shocked by the Risks of Cesarean Section in Africa

In a Lancet Global Health study published on Wednesday, it found that maternal deaths following a cesarean section are 50 times higher in African countries they looked at than in the U.K. — .5 percent compared to .01 percent.

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20 / 03 / 2019

AHO to tackle noncommunicable disease in Africa through health checks

When it comes to health issues in Africa, people think of chronic hunger, or infectious diseases such as malaria or HIV/AIDS. But Africa is simultaneously struggling with an increase in noncommunicable diseases, most of them related to obesity.

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20 / 03 / 2019

AHO calls to action as children under age 5 die every minute in Africa

In 2013, an estimated 6.3 million children under five died, 2.9 million of them in Africa. This is equivalent to five children under 5 years of age dying every minute. Two thirds of these deaths can be attributed to preventable causes. A third of all these deaths are in the neonatal period.

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