News Category: Africa

27 / 06 / 2021

Djibouti’s Independence Day

Today marks Djibouti 44th Independence Day.

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23 / 06 / 2021

Malaria Prevention

A child dies of Malaria every 30 seconds

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22 / 06 / 2021

Child Mortality

Children in Africa are about 16.5 times more likely to die before the age of five than children in developed countries.

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10 / 06 / 2021

AHO condemns the abduction of children by ISIS in Mozambique

Fighters in conflict-hit northern Mozambique abducted dozens of children during raids in 2020, according to a new analysis by AHO

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10 / 06 / 2021

AHO appeals for Covid vaccines to fight third wave in Africa

A third wave of Covid-19 infections is sweeping across Africa as deliveries of urgently needed vaccines to the continent dry up, AHO health officials are warning.

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10 / 06 / 2021

Africa desperately in need of COVID vaccine

In the global race to vaccinate people against COVID-19, Africa is tragically at the back of the pack

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10 / 06 / 2021

Diabetic Attacks and Emergencies

Diabetes is a chronic condition where the blood sugar level is too high. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, removes sugar from the blood and moves it into cells for the body to use.

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10 / 06 / 2021

COVID pandemic stress and weight gain cause spike in Blood Pressure

AHO physicians are urging people to check their blood pressure, as they believe stressors related to the pandemic may have caused a spike in blood pressure problems.

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10 / 06 / 2021

AHO targets to end HIV/AIDS by 2030

77.5 million people have been infected with HIV since the first case was reported 40 years ago. Nearly 35 million have died from AIDS. There is neither a vaccine against HIV nor a cure for AIDS as yet.

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10 / 06 / 2021

Lockdown increased violence against women.

Before the lockdown, we came across many instances of harassment faced by girls. But as the lockdown started and continued, the number of cases have grown.

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