Source: Ministry of Health, Kenya |

Kenya: Health Cabinet Secretary hosts Elected leaders to discuss critical health matters

The leaders discussed equipping health facilities, providing technical and personnel support, and delivering quality healthcare to locals

Today, the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Dr. Nakhumicha S. Wafula, hosted a group of elected leaders from the Nyanza region to discuss critical health-related issues. During the courtesy call, the leaders discussed equipping health facilities, providing technical and personnel support, and delivering quality healthcare to locals. Cabinet Secretary for ICT,…

Source: Republic of Liberia: Executive Mansion |

President Weah Inspires Health Workers at 3rd Health Workers Symposium

The President indicated that the sector has remained resilient, urging health workers to ensure that the country continues such momentum

The President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah has underscored the importance of the medical profession and vowed that his government would continue to improve and expand access to healthcare delivery across the country. In a special statement Wednesday, March 22, 2023, delivered virtually to health workers at…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Our lifetime opportunity to enable water, sanitation and hygiene for all

Millions of children and families do not have adequate WASH services, including soap to wash their hands

As the historic United Nations Water Conference commences today – the first in nearly 50 years – the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) call on all nations to radically accelerate action to make water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) a reality for all. The numbers…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Tanzania confirms first-ever outbreak of Marburg Virus Disease

Marburg virus disease is highly virulent and causes haemorrhagic fever, with a fatality ratio of up to 88%

Tanzania today confirmed its first-ever cases of Marburg Virus Disease after laboratory tests were carried out following reports of cases and deaths in the country’s north-west Kagera region. Tanzania’s National Public Health Laboratory analysed samples to determine the cause of illness after eight people developed symptoms including fever, vomiting, bleeding…

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Prevent future pandemics by tackling tuberculosis (TB), finds new report

Projects in Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, and Zambia among examples of excellence that hold key to preventing the next pandemic

A new report has found that the key to preventing new pandemics might rest in dealing with one of the oldest: tuberculosis (TB). Published today in the UK parliament ahead of World TB Day (24th March), the report highlights several areas where World Health Organization-recommended programmes for strengthening pandemic preparedness…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

International Day of Forests 2023 global event highlights importance of forests for environmental and human health

Forests are essential for livelihoods and nutrition, biodiversity and the environment, but immediate action is needed to protect and maintain these natural resources

The vital role forests play to ensure environmental health and healthy societies came under the spotlight today at a global event which brought together ministers, experts and youth activists to mark International Day of Forests 2023. Hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the event…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - South Sudan |

South Sudan formulizes One Health Multi Sectoral Coordination Mechanism to address zoonotic diseases and other public health threats

The establishment of the One Health platform will foster the multisectoral coordination, administrative and technical collaboration among animal, human and environmental health sectors

To reduce the risk and mitigate the impact of future emergence of zoonotic, vector-borne and non-communicable diseases, South Sudan has operationalized and launched its One Health Multi Sectoral Coordination Mechanism. The first ever One Health Mechanism was launched in Juba by Honorable Dr Martin Elia Lomoro, Minister of Cabinet Affairs…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Ghana |

Ghana: United States (U.S.) Launches Five-Year $5 Million Partnership with National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) to Improve Quality of Health Care, Digitization, and Access

The NHIA-USAID partnership aims to improve NHIA’s capacity to digitalize all its information systems

U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Virginia Palmer yesterday announced $5 million in new U.S. funding to improve the performance of the National Health Insurance Scheme and ensure quality of health services in Ghana. The Ambassador joined the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye, to…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda: ‘Recruit more Prisons health workers’

Dr. James Kisamu said that recruitment of more health workers will facilitate health service delivery at prison health units

Uganda Prisons Service (UPS) has appealed to Members of Parliament to advocate for increase of the wage of the correctional body from Shs12.1 billion to Shs18.2 billion to enable recruitment of health workers. The prisons representatives, alongside Uganda Police Force made the appeal while appearing before the Committee on HIV/AIDS…

Source: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) |

Least responsible, hardest hit: New United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) brief explores climate change’s disproportionate harm on people of African descent

In a new advocacy brief, “In Our Words: Voices of Women of African Descent for Reproductive and Climate Justice”, UNFPA explores how climate change disproportionately harms women of African descent

In 2021, double disaster struck Haiti when Tropical Storm Grace hit the island nation just two days after it was rocked by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake.   As rain lashed the country’s already damaged infrastructure, midwife Jeffthanie Mathurin remembers contraceptive deliveries getting stuck on the roads – presenting a major challenge…