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AHO Business Plan 2020-2025 for the United Kingdom
African people in the UK like other Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities face many challenges and health inequalities as a result of poverty, discrimination failure in addressing the determinants of health and improving the health of these populations. Together with these social ills, Africans have seen negative trends in health indicators, including rise in infant and maternal mortality, an increase in HIV morbidity and mortality, increase rates of tuberculosis and low rates of immunisation uptake.Download
Assessing Differential Impacts of COVID-19 on BAME communities in the United Kingdom
There is clear evidence that COVID-19 does not affect all population groups equally. Long-standing systemic health and social inequities have put many people from racial and ethnic minority groups at increased risk of getting sick and dying from COVID-19. Understanding and assessing the differential Impacts of COVID-19 on BAME communities in the UK is a key path to highlighting the factors that may be influencing the impact of the pandemic and strategies for addressing inequalities.Download
AHO Strategy and Plan of Action for Ending Child Marriage
This report presented the Africa Health Organisation’s strategy between 2020 and 2030 to work towards the elimination of child marriage in Africa. Over one third of girls in Africa are married before the age of 18, impacting their health, earning prospects and independence. Therefore, it is vital that the rate of reduction of child marriage is dramatically accelerated to prevent the violation of the rights of millions more girls.Download
AHO Guidance and Technical Report on COVID-19 infections prevention and control for primary care settings in Africa
Africa Health Organisation (AHO) has produced a Guidance and Technical Report on COVID-19 infection prevention and control for primary care, including general practitioner practices, dental clinics and pharmacy settings in Africa.Download
AHO Child Protection Policy
Herbert Hoover, former President of the United States, famously referred to children as “our most valuable natural resource ”. This viewpoint is also reflected in international society's recognition of children’s human rights and the need to address their specific circumstances when looking at strategies on international concerns and sustainable development.
AHO Plan of Action on Girls and Women Empowerment
Currently in Africa, many women and girls are restricted to traditional female roles such as being mothers of families and are not presented with the same opportunities as their male counter parts. Despite many programmes aiming to resolve this issue, Sub – Saharan Africa still depicts the world’s lowest literacy rate with 65% of their population being able to read and write in 2017. Although that figure has risen in the past decade, the majority of those who make up that percentage are men highlighting the inequality between the genders. The purpose of this document is to highlight the issues surrounding gender inequality and yet providing solutions to help empower females of all ages despite the problems they face.
AHO Policy and Strategy in Addressing Sexual & Gender-Based Violnce (SGBV)
The problem of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) is a significant human rights issue that impacts the entire globe. Indeed, SBGV exists in every single country and occurs in every social, cultural, racial and ethnic group. While the occurrence of SGBV is omnipresent in every society world wide, its prevalence in Africa calls for further dedication and urgent policy and strategy development.
AHO President Statement in Support of World Blood Donor Day
The world needs enough safe blood for everyone in need. Every few seconds, someone, somewhere needs blood. I am of the believe that giving blood is a fundamental act of love we can take part in. It is an act of selfless service to take care of those around you. Therefore today, on World Blood Donor Day, I would like to thank all voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.
AHO President Statement in Support of World No Tobacco Day
On 31 May, we celebrate World No Tobacco Day by raising awareness about the harmful and deadly effects of smoking and the use of tobacco products. This year’s theme, “Protecting youth from industry manipulation and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use” draws attention to the tobacco industry’s deliberate tactics to attract youth to tobacco products. This theme underscores the need to break free from the tobacco and related industries’ manipulation by becoming educated on their tactics and the harm caused by their products.
AHO Strategy and Plan of Action for Children in Emergenices and Disasters
AHO strives to achieve equity of health in Africa. All humans have a right to health; the right to health is defined in Article 25 of the United Nations’ 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. ‘Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services’. This right to health extends to children and to when they find themselves in periods of emergencies and disasters.
AHO Strategy and Plan of Action for Ending Gender Based Violence
Gender-based violence is one of the most prevalent global human rights violations – violence that undermines the dignity, security and autonomy of both the victims and the perpetrators; and that results in particularly harmful consequences from a health perspective. In accordance with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and more particularly with the Sustainable Development Goal 5, to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, and 16, to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels, AHO has established this ten-year plan of action to support the sustainable and long-lasting eradication of gender-based violence in Africa.
AHO Strategy and Plan of Action for Girls and Women in Disasters and Emergencies
This document addresses the complexities of gender within times of disaster and emergencies, and how this can cause serious implications for the health of women and girls. This plan aims to identify how these issues can be reduced both prior to the emergencies, with ways to prepare communities to deal with potential disasters, as well as providing support for communities during disasters and emergencies.
AHO Strategy and Plan of Action on Child Protection
Child protection in the contemporary world is a prevalent issue. This issue is especially predominant in Africa. AHO sees child protection in cases where children below the age of 18 are vulnerable and exposed to trafficking, sexual and physical abuse, violence and other crimes. AHO identifies the following areas and practices that compel the need for child protection plan: child labour, child abduction, child trafficking, medically neglected children, and children in environmentally sensitive regions and children out of school in Africa.
AHO Strategy and Plan of Action on Ending Adolescent Pregnancy
Adolescent pregnancy, defined in this report as the occurrence of pregnancy in girls aged 15-19, is a global problem with severe health, social and economic impacts. Adolescent mothers are more at risk of pregnancy-related health complications, early school drop-out and poverty. In addition, many adolescent pregnancies occur in the context of human rights violations: 90% of births to adolescent girls occur within early marriage.