News Category: East Africa

21 / 03 / 2021

Graciano Masauso answers questions about kidney disease

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16 / 02 / 2021

Heart disease remains the number-one killer in the world

The leading cause of death in the world in 2019 was ischaemic heart disease, also known as coronary heart disease. It was responsible for 16% of total deaths and since 2000 has seen the largest increase in mortalities, killing 8.9 million people in 2019.

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22 / 06 / 2020

AHO Guidance on COVID-19 infection prevention and control for primary care settings in Africa

Africa Health Organisation (AHO) has produced a Guidance and Technical Report on COVID-19 infection prevention and control for primary care, including general practitioner practices, dental clinics and pharmacy settings in Africa.

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21 / 06 / 2020

Graciano Masauso answers key questions on COVID-19

As of 21 June, there were 9,024,672 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the world and 469,389 deaths. Despite these numbers, much is still misunderstood or unknown about the virus which has brought regions of the globe to a standstill and placed huge pressure on the global economy.

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21 / 06 / 2020

Mapping of COVID-19 Across Africa by AHO

Despite growing concern that COVID-19 may have a devastating impact in regions with fragile healthcare systems, case numbers in Africa have not escalated at the same exponential rate seen in other parts of the world. As of June 14th, Africa have almost 170,000 confirmed cases, representing just 2% of the world’s total cases.

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16 / 06 / 2020

Priyam Deka honoured by University College London UCL

Priyam Deka is a first-year student studying Bsc Population Health and Data Science in the Institute of Epidemiology and Healthcare. She told us her experience of volunteering with Africa Health Organisation as a Grant Writer and how the role complemented her interests in healthcare with her aptitude for writing. "Using the free time I had for something that I considered meaningful felt productive."

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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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