Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Supports Training on Preventing Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) / Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

Sessions touched upon how stigmatization and discrimination can hinder the lives of people living with the disease

To dispel myths surrounding HIV/AIDS and raise public awareness, the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in partnership with Lakes state’s HIV/AIDS Commission facilitated a 10-day ‘Change Agent’ training. Some 26 participants, mainly women, drawn from various institutions including hospitals, took part. Peer education, HIV prevention strategies, including safe…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Environmental Health Workers on the Frontlines of Zimbabwe's Cholera Outbreak

At the peak of the outbreak in Manicaland Province, Lovemore Mudzingwa, an Environmental Health Practitioner (EHP) at Zvipiripiri Rural Health Centre, played a critical role

The number of cholera cases in Zimbabwe is declining thanks to the expanded and decentralized cholera response activities undertaken by the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), supported by WHO and other partners. While current figures remain higher compared to the same period last year, this reduction is a…

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Source: World Health Organization - United Republic of Tanzania |

Tanzania: The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) hand over renovated isolation unit for early detection and prevention of public health outbreaks

The presence of this standardized unit at the point of entry is imperative by the International Health Regulations (IHR) obligations and recommendations

The World Health Organization (WHO) with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has handed over a refurbished infectious disease isolation unit in Mutukula (a Tanzania-Uganda border community) to the Ministry of Health in the Kagera Region. The utilization of this unit at the One-stop border point…

Source: GE Healthcare |

GE HealthCare and Daktari Africa collaborate to enhance cardiovascular care in Kenya

The partnership agreement will support Kenya’s National Strategic Plan for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases by helping clinicians better diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease

GE HealthCare (www.GEHealthCare.com), a global leader in healthcare technology, and Daktari Africa, a pioneering telemedicine platform, have signed a collaboration agreement to improve access to cardiac care for patients in remote and outreach areas of Kenya. As part of this collaboration, a pilot project has been launched using GE HealthCare's…

Source: State House Uganda |

President Museveni Calls for More Foot and Mouth Vaccine Doses to Uganda

The Egyptian government gave 10 million doses of Foot and Mouth Disease to Uganda at a subsidised price of 0.9USD or 90 cents

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has called for the manufacturing of more Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccine doses in order to deal with the contagious viral livestock infection. “You should make more vaccines, because Uganda has a lot of livestock. Uganda has 44 million livestock,” President Museveni requested the Egyptian…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Angola |

Angola aims to vaccinate over 5 million children to ensure a polio-free nation

After Angola reported poliovirus imported from neighbouring countries, the fight against polio gained momentum in the Lóvua refugee settlement

"I'm delighted because my children are protected against polio" — Lucie Lusungu. During chaos, sometimes you can only find relief away from home. Memories are left behind because being safe is now worth more than anything. The experience of migration is a determining factor in health and well-being. Lucie Lusungu and her…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

"All for Health, Health for All" sets the stage for the Seventy-seventh World Health Assembly

The four-year period represents a window to get the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) back on track

As the world continues to grapple with the aftermath of the most severe pandemic in a century, the Seventy-seventh session of the World Health Assembly will convene under the banner of "All for Health, Health for All." Scheduled to run from 27 May to 1 June, with the participation of ministers of…

Source: President of the Republic of Kenya |

Kenya is Open for Business, Ruto tells Investors as He heads to The United States Capital

President Ruto will also engage the U.S. Senate Leadership led by Majority Leader Charles Schumer and address a Black Caucus at the Library of Congress

President William Ruto has wound up his first leg of the State Visit to the United States of America where he urged private and public sectors to explore a range of mutually beneficial partnerships. He arrives in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday morning where he is expected to meet the Speaker of…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Ethiopia |

Swift and effective response to acute diarrhoea disease in Adigrat, Ethiopia

The recent Acute Diarrhoea Disease in Adigrat, Ethiopia, underscored the critical role of proactive measures and collaborative efforts in containing infectious diseases

In the face of health crises, timely and coordinated responses are imperative to safeguard communities from the devastating effects of outbreaks. The recent Acute Diarrhoea  Disease in Adigrat, Ethiopia, underscored the critical role of proactive measures and collaborative efforts in containing infectious diseases. Led by the World Health Organization (WHO)…

Source: The African Union – Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) |

The African Union – Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) and African Union Pan African Veterinary Vaccine Centre (AU-PANVAC) Strengthen Collaboration at Inter-coordination Meeting to Address Animal Health Issues in Africa

This collaboration is essential for effectively addressing animal health issues, interpreting the Nagoya Protocol, and overcoming challenges in controlling transboundary livestock diseases

On May 17, 2024, AU-IBAR and the African Union Pan African Veterinary Vaccine Centre (AU-PANVAC) held an inter-coordination meeting at the AU-IBAR. The primary aim of this meeting was to establish and consolidate sustainable coordination mechanisms to tackle critical animal health issues across African Union Member States (AU MS). The…