Saturday, December 14, 2019

WHO, AU inks new agreement to Accelerate Vital Health Goals in Africa

The African Union (AU) Commission and the World Health Organization (WHO) have signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) cementing their mutual commitment to expand and deepen their relationship and cooperation.  The document was signed last Monday (18/11/2019) at WHO Headquarters by His Excellency Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairman of the...

Prioritize the Youth in Development Policy Making – WAHO DG

Director General of the West Africa Health Organization (WAHO), Professor Stanley Okolo, has advised all governments and relevant stakeholders to prioritize the youth in development policy making since they contribute to the largest population in the ECOWAS region. Prof Okolo, iterated the need for the voices of the...

New response strategy to fight disease outbreaks in Africa

A new regional response strategy was adopted on Thursday by African health ministers to strengthen integrated disease surveillance and response and mitigate the devastating impact of outbreaks, such as Ebola. The 10-year strategy according the WHO Africa, aims to address the acute public health event...

Winnie Byanyima appointed as New UNAIDS Global Director

UNAIDS has appointed Winnie Byanyima as its new Executive Director. Ms Byanyima who has more than 30 years of experience in political leadership, diplomacy and humanitarian engagement was before her appointment, the Executive Director of Oxfam International. She will replace Michel Sidibe, who left in May following allegations he...

Universal Healthcare in Ghana: Overcoming Barriers

Ghana is currently working toward universal healthcare and has made significant improvements in health coverage over the past 14 years. However, the quality and availability of care are often still lacking, an issue the government is working to solve. The government is takings steps to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare...

WHO urges countries to invest in eliminating hepatitis

Ahead of World Hepatitis Day (28 July), World Health Organization (WHO) calls on countries to take advantage of recent reductions in the costs of diagnosing and treating viral hepatitis and scale up investments in disease elimination. A new study by WHO, published today in Lancet Global Health, has...

Ghana to implement new bilateral cooperation on maternal, child health

Ghanaian authorities have put in place measures to start the implementation of a vital bilateral health cooperation project with China, a release said here on Thursday. Under their bilateral health pacts reached last September, China and Ghana agreed to undertake a project for the improvement in maternal and child...

Ghana observes World Tuberculosis Day in Accra

Ghana, on Friday observed the celebration of this year’s World Tuberculosis (TB) Day with a call on the public to help find persons living with TB but not yet diagnosed. Mr Kwaku Agyeman Manu, the Minister for Health, who made the call in Accra in a speech read on...

WHO sending urgent health assistance after Cyclone Idai displaces thousands of people in Southern Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) is providing urgent assistance to meet the health needs of thousands of people impacted by flooding in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The floods were triggered by Tropical Cyclone Idai, which swept through the region last week. Cyclone Idai, which formed...

Malaria vaccine implementation to start in March

Phase implementation of malaria vaccine is expected to begin in selected districts in three regions across the country in March this year. RTS,S/AS01 is the world’s first malaria vaccine that has been shown to provide partial protection against malaria in young children in large-scale clinical testing, according to the...

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