News Category: Africa

24 / 01 / 2021

Assessing Differential Impacts of COVID-19 on BAME communities in the United Kingdom

The African Health Organization’s mandate aims to secure health for all, supporting research projects around the world addressing the on-going challenges regarding the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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18 / 01 / 2021

Coronavirus: Graciano Masauso answers questions about COVID-19 vaccines

While impressive, the speed of vaccines has also left a lot of people with a lot of questions. The questions range from the practical—how will I get vaccinated?—to the scientific—how do these vaccines even work?
A successful vaccination campaign relies on a large enough group of people getting the vaccine in order to achieve what is known as herd immunity. While that exact number is still unknown, it is estimated the 80-90% of the population must be immune—either by vaccination or prior exposure to the virus—in order to achieve herd immunity. This means it’s extremely important that people feel confident in the vaccines and vaccination process.

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18 / 01 / 2021

COVID-19 second wave surges across Africa

A growing coronavirus second wave is threatening to overwhelm fragile healthcare systems across Africa after months of relatively mild impact across the continent, AHO has warned.

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14 / 01 / 2021

High Blood Pressure in Children

High blood pressure, commonly known as adult disease; Due to genetic transition, various kidney diseases and especially obesity, it knocks on the door of children in a dangerous way

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14 / 01 / 2021

Sickle Cell Disease and how AHO plans to use gene therapy

AHO plans to use gene therapy as an experimental treatment at UCLA has given one patient reason for optimism.

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14 / 01 / 2021

Heart Failure and how to recognise it using symptoms

Heart failure is accompanied by symptoms such as shortness of breath. Heart failure is not always recognized in time. It is therefore important to recognize the first signs early on.

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14 / 01 / 2021

Stroke and how to reduce risk

Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability – but a few healthy lifestyle tweaks can make a big difference.

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14 / 01 / 2021

African women living in urban area at higher risk of chronic disease

African women who live in cities are 7% more likely to have chronic diseases than rural dwellers.

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14 / 01 / 2021

COVID-19 and Cervical Cancer screening disruption

The coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has interrupted social and economic activity and has led to a huge wave of sickness and death. However, there are other healthcare costs as well, one of which is the interruption of scheduled screening for diseases that can be cured if diagnosed early; one such disease is cervical cancer.

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14 / 01 / 2021

Female Genital Cutting (FGC): Lets end it NOW

It is estimated that globally 200 million girls and women have undergone some form of Female Genital Cutting (FGC) and that 4.1 million girls* are at risk in 2020 alone. Women often bear the consequences of genital cutting for life.

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