News Category: East Africa

06 / 05 / 2020

AHO Response to Petition Calling For No Corona Virus Vaccine Trials in Africa

This past week has seen a global response of outrage and fury to suggestions made by two French scientists that Corona virus vaccine trials should be conducted in Africa. One response to these now infamous comments has been the creation of an online petition calling for no Corona virus vaccine trials in Africa, and it is to this petition that the African Health Organisation wishes to respond.

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20 / 03 / 2020

Coronavirus in Africa – AHO is monitoring COVID-19 in Africa

AHO is continuously monitoring and responding to this outbreak in Africa. This section will be updated as more is known about COVID-19, how it spreads and how it is affecting people in Africa and worldwide.

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02 / 10 / 2019

AHO to eliminate the debilitating Guinea worm parasite by 2030

Dracunculiasis is Latin for “affliction with little dragons.” This parasitic infection, more commonly known as Guinea-worm disease, is contracted when a human drinks water contaminated with copepods (water fleas) that contain worm larvae. AHO plans to eliminate the disease by 2030 after failure by WHO and partners to eliminate it by 2020.

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18 / 09 / 2019

AHO very concerned about rape, HIV transmission and sexual violence against women and girls in South Sudan conflict

Africa Health Organisation (AHO) is very concerned about incidents of women contracting HIV from sexualised violence in South Sudan civil war. AHO is seriously concerned that the rampant sexual violence carried out by both South Sudanese Government forces and armed opposition groups since December, 2013, has contributed to survivors contracting HIV. The situation is made worse by the lack of available medical services and the shame and stigma surrounding sexual violence, which often dissuades survivors from seeking the medical assistance.

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09 / 09 / 2019

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 million

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15 / 08 / 2019

AHO committed to tackle climate change as malaria prevalence surges in Uganda

The ministry of health said in a statement its data showed malaria cases recorded in June this year jumped 40% to 1.4 million from the same month last year.

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