News Category: President's Corner

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

Brain Cancer types

There are multiple types of brain cancer. Some examples include astrocytomas, ependymomas, and oligodendrogliomas

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08 / 06 / 2021

Myths and Facts About High Blood Pressure

Managing hypertension or high blood pressure has become even more crucial now to reduce the risk of COVID-19 adverse events and mortality, says an Indian neurosurgeon, who has also busted some common myths about Hypertension.

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21 / 03 / 2021

Graciano Masauso answers questions about kidney disease

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23 / 02 / 2021

AHO website feedback survey

AHO website is undergoing review and expansion. This will take place between January - December 2021. The purpose of the review is to make the content up to date and relevant. The purpose of the website expansion is to add new features that will make the website user friendly. You are welcome to take part in the review and expansion through suggestions.

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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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25 / 05 / 2020

Women are disproportionately affected by COVID-19: fight against gender inequality in the face of a pandemic

AHO has long recognised the role of gender in health, not only from a biological standpoint but also in terms of how social, cultural, economic and political gender disparities come to shape overall health outcomes. This is a highly relevant issue in the current climate of a global pandemic. Biologically, studies have shown that COVID-19 seem to affect women to a lesser degree; on average, men have a 60% higher fatality rate than women. However, a closer look at secondary long-term impacts paints a strikingly different picture.

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23 / 05 / 2020

AHO exposes how tobacco and related industries manipulate youth

World No Tobacco Day 2020: Protecting youth from industry and preventing them from tobacco and nicotine use. Ahead of World No Tobacco Day (31 May), the Africa Health Organisation is highlighting the damage of tobacco and related industry tactics: tobacco kills up to half its users. AHO is calling on countries and partners to empower youth to stand up to Big Tobacco by dispelling its lies and refusing to use its products.

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