News Category: Africa
AHO to implement artificial intelligence to combat diseases in Africa
Africa Health Organisation (AHO) is exploring Artificial Intelligence (AI) for tackling the burden of diseases in Africa. AHO has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with African Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AIAI), to explore the application of cutting-edge AI technology in its fight against diseases in Africa.Read More
AHO to address intimate partner violence against women
Women who experience intimate partner violence, including physical, emotional, and controlling abuse, are more likely to suffer material hardship—the inability to purchase food, housing, utilities, medical care or other needs for a healthy life, according to a Rutgers-led study.Read More
AHO to tackle Human Papillomavirus (HPV) to reduce cervical cancer in Africa
The most common infection transmitted during sex is the Human Papillomavirus, also known as HPV. Though many strains are harmless, beware some types can cause cancer.Read More
AHO praises Botswana for considering Free HIV/AIDS Drugs for Migrants
Africa Health Organisation (AHO) has welcomed the decision by the Botswana government to consider free HIV/AIDS Drugs for Migrants. Many HIV positive sex workers from neighboring countries cannot afford life-prolonging anti-retroviral drugs. Botswana’s has an estimated 30,000 HIV positive foreigners but only 7,000 are getting treatmentRead More
AHO strongly condemns violence against women in South Africa
Africa Health Organisation (AHO) called for action to end violence against women after a spate of killings and rapes sparked outrage in a country with one of the world’s highest murder rates.Read More
AHO strongly condemns breasts ironing and child marriage in Cameroon
Breast ironing is prevalent in Cameroon – with the number of girls who have been subjected to the painful practice estimated to be as high as one in three. This amounts to around 1.3 millionRead More
Graciano Masauso talks about Diabetic Retinopathy which is irreversible and leads to vision impairment
Africa , like most continets is now experiencing a diabetes explosion. AHO has predicted that by 2045 the current 415 million people with diabetes , will rise to 562 million.Read More
AHO warns of the dangers of trachoma
Trachoma is among the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), which are a group of parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases that affect 1.5 billion people, and 40 percent live in Africa.
NTDs affect the poorest, most vulnerable people who live in hard to reach parts of Africa.
The diseases, disfigure and disable, keep children out of school and parents out of work, limiting their potential in communities stuck in poverty.
NTDs rank among the four most devastating groups of communicable diseases.
AHO warns about type 2 diabetes one unsettling complication: Retinopathy
Type 2 diabetes is a life-long condition and can pose grave health risks if left untreated. It is widely understood that the chronic condition can cause life-threatening complications, but it can also have a debilitating impact on another part of the body tooRead More
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.Read More