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International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa opens in Rwanda

The 20th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) opened in Kigali, Rwanda, on 2 December, under the theme “AIDS-free Africa―innovation, community and political leadership”. Researchers, governments, civil society and other stakeholders, such as UNAIDS and its Cosponsors, are gathering for a week to share scientific advances,...

Nurses and Midwives votes today to elect new leadership

The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) is electing a new set of national executives today (Thursday 28, November 2019). The exercise forms part of the group's 17th Biennial National Congress  ongoing in Dodowa. It will see 309 delegates drawn from across the country to vote in what...

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...

Scientific symposium on Environmental Health opens in Accra

A five-day Scientific Symposium of the West African Postgraduate College of Environmental Health (WAPCEH) is underway in Accra to chart the way forward in addressing the challenges of climate change. The symposium brings together environmental health practitioners in the sub-region and is being held on under theme: "Climate Change...

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2019 launched

The Food and Agriculture Organisation, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, has launched the ‘World Antimicrobial Awareness Week’ (WAAW) to increase awareness of the misuse and abuse of antibiotics in the country. The event, organized in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO), seeks to encourage best practices...

Kenya set to launch new initiative to end human rights abuse in Mental Health

The Ministry of Health (MOH) in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Kenya, is set to launch the new QualityRights in Mental Health initiative on Thursday (November 21,2019) at the Kenya International Convention Center (KICC), in Nairobi. According to the MOH in Kenya, the implementation of the QualityRights...

Malawi Joins Africa in #RightByHer Campaign

The quality of life of African girls and women continues to decline exponentially at every turn, their security, dignity and wellbeing is compromised leading to the worst kind of gender based violence, rape, murder and a gross violation of human rights. ‘The State of African Women Report’, a tool documented...

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...

The Gambia to host First ever West Africa Youth leaders forum on Population, Development

The Gambia is set to host first-ever West Africa Youth Leaders Forum on Population and Development ahead of the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 in November 2019. The event which is expected to be held in Banjul on 23 - 24th Octbober 2019, forms part of collective efforts to...

Sama Richard wins Best Journalist in West Africa for Impactful Reporting on Mental Health

Sama Tounwendsida Hugues Richard, a Burkina Faso based journalist forL'Observateur Paalga : Quotidien d'Information du Burkina Faso  has been named the 2019 West Africa Journalist of the Year for his impactful reporting of mental health in Burkina Faso. Richard was one of 21 finalists selected for outstanding reporting in...

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