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Stakeholders convene in Uganda on responsible use of the life sciences

High level stakeholders’ sensitization meeting for piloting the framework, March 2024

Uganda has taken proactive steps to mitigate biorisks and govern dual-use research by being a pioneer country in the WHO African Region to pilot the Global guidance framework for the responsible use of the life sciences: mitigating biorisks and governing dual-use research (the framework).  The Uganda Office of the Prime Minister…

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World Health Organization (WHO) launches funding appeal to help a record number of people in complex, intersecting health emergencies

WHO’s Health Emergency Appeal 2023 calls for US$ 2.54 billion

WHO is launching its 2023 health emergency appeal today for US$ 2.54 billion to provide assistance to millions of people around the world facing health emergencies. The number of people in need of humanitarian relief has increased by almost a quarter compared to 2022, to a record 339 million. Currently,…

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United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) welcome King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) funding for measles and polio epidemics prevention

UNICEF will support the five high-risk countries of Afghanistan, Central African Republic, DRC, Guinea, and Pakistan with the procurement and in-country distribution of polio and measles vaccines

The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF welcomed today funding agreements from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) valued at US$ 10 million to further bolster polio and measles programmes in eight countries. The agreement was signed on the sidelines of the World Health Summit in Berlin.…

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Over 1 million African children protected by first malaria vaccine

On World Malaria Day, WHO calls for continued innovation to save lives

More than 1 million children in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi have now received one or more doses of the world’s first malaria vaccine, thanks to a pilot programme coordinated by WHO. The malaria vaccine pilots, first launched by the Government of Malawi in April 2019, have shown that the RTS,S/AS01…

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Coronavirus - Liberia: National Incident Management System convenes Health Donors Conference six months into Emergency COVID-19 Response

Since the reporting of the first COVID-19 confirmed case on 6 March 2020, Liberia has reported a total of 1,056 confirmed cases as of 14 July 2020 in 14 out of 15 counties

Nearly six months into the COVID-19 response, Liberia National Incident Management System (IMS) on 15th July 2020 conducted its first comprehensive review of the response activities to address the health needs and livelihood of nearly 5 million people. The objective of the conference was to review the ongoing response, identify…

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Coronavirus - Uganda: Denmark Supports Uganda’s COVID-19 Response with Two Million Dollars

As of today, Uganda has 81 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 52 patients have recovered, and no death

The Government of Denmark has signed a grant worth Two (2) Million Dollars to support the COVID-19 response in Uganda. The grant is to be channelled through the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and will go towards the procurement of lifesaving commodities such as…

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Sweeping Agreement Inked by World Health Organization (WHO) and African Union to Accelerate Vital Health Goals

Memorandum of Understanding formalizes and deepens cooperation between the organizations

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

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WHO and partners to help the Government boost health facility defences against Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

At least 155 health care workers have been infected with the Ebola virus disease since the beginning of this tenth outbreak

To strengthen health practitioners’ proficiency in preventing the spread of Ebola virus disease in health facilities, the Commission for Prevention and Biosecurity of the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) launched on 5 September a guideline and training package on infection prevention and control that…

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WHO Africa Health Forum to shape next steps in universal health care on the continent

The Forum is taking place in Cabo Verde, a country that has made huge strides in health since it became independent in 1975

13 March 2019 – Global leaders and health experts will come together at the continent’s seminal health-focused event to identify workable solutions that will strengthen African health services, deliver more effective health security and make significant inroads towards achieving universal health coverage. The Government of Cabo Verde and the World…

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Ebola response in Democratic Republic of the Congo risks slowdown

Over 80,000 people have been vaccinated and over 400 have received treatment

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus today called on donors to continue funding the response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or risk backsliding. There is an urgent need for US $148 million for all partners involved in the response to continue their work. So…