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...