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20 / 09 / 2022

Cholera outbreak in Malawi

Malawi is currently experiencing one of the worst cholera outbreaks in years. The first case was registered in Machinga district in the Southern region of Malawi on 02 March 2022. The Malawi Ministry of Health declared the cholera outbreak on 03 March 2022 after the increase and spread of confirmed cases

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20 / 03 / 2022

AHO is pleased with a 15% increase in vaccine uptake in Africa

Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine uptake rose by 15% between January and February as several countries embarked on mass vaccination drives to expand coverage and protect populations against the adverse health impacts of the virus.

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20 / 03 / 2022

Africa plagued by obesity, warns Africa Health Organisation AHO

Urgent measures such as taxes and restrictions on sugary foods and drinks are needed to stem the rising trend of obesity in Africa.

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20 / 03 / 2022

AHO worried about rising Substance Abuse Post-COVID in Africa

African health groups have warned that the COVID pandemic has led to a rise in drug and alcohol abuse on the continent, but a gap in data is making it hard to monitor.

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20 / 03 / 2022

AHO praises Zimbabwe for repealing the law that criminalizes HIV transmission

AHO congratulates Zimbabwe’s parliament for repealing section 79 of the Criminal Law Code, which criminalizes HIV transmission.

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20 / 03 / 2022

Hepatitis C and how to avoid reinfection

Hepatitis C is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis C virus. The virus is transmitted from person to person through contact with blood.

Hepatitis C reinfection can happen when you’ve received treatment for hepatitis C that cured it or your body cleared the virus on its own, and then you contract the virus again.

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20 / 03 / 2022

COVID-19 Daily updates reaches 11.3million people in Africa

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 11,284,902 as of 18 March 2022.

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20 / 03 / 2022

AHO worried about late HIV diagnosis of older people

Among people diagnosed with HIV over the age of 50, the proportion diagnosed at a late stage is higher than among younger people, in almost all global regions examined by Professor Amy Justice of Yale University in The Lancet HIV. While rates of late diagnosis have fallen among younger people in many regions in recent years, there has been less progress for older people.

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20 / 03 / 2022

AHO critical of UN and African governments for failing to condemn racism experienced by Africans, Indians and Middle Easterners in Ukraine and Poland

A student from Nigeria has recounted his four-day, 590-mile journey trying to escape war-torn Ukraine after he and hundreds of others were told they could not pass through the border by 'racist' guards.

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20 / 03 / 2022

AHO condemns racism experienced by African students in eastern Europe especially Poland

As at least three million refugees flee Ukraine, more reports of mistreatment of African students by Ukrainian and Polish border guards surface.

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