Source: The State House of Uganda |

Uganda To Partner With Botswana To Manufacture Vaccines

Scientists from the Botswana Vaccine Institute had agreed to partner with the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO), to develop a vaccine to combat foot and mouth disease in Uganda

The Botswana Vaccine Institute is to work with Ugandan scientists and the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries to find a solution to foot and mouth disease that has posed a challenge to the nation over the years. This was revealed in a meeting between President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) - Ethiopia |

World Health Organization (WHO) sets up 17 Standard Cholera Treatment Centers in Ethiopia to Combat Cholera Outbreak

This initiative, which is critical for saving lives, ensures that those affected receive rapid and effective care and treatment

Since the first reported cholera outbreak in Ethiopia on August 26, 2022, the Ministry of Health and the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) have continued to respond to the ongoing outbreak with technical and financial support from WHO and other stakeholders. The World Health Organization (WHO) has taken a significant…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO), Ghana |

Ghana: Promoting Healthcare through Faith-based Organizations

New Jerusalem Prayer Garden have contributed immensely to healthcare delivery and the early detection of health conditions or diseases of interest

Community engagement and participation play a significant role in the health system delivery. Community actors are uniquely positioned to drive demand for health services and champion community ownership of public health interventions, especially at the primary level of health care. In the Twifo-Hemang-Lower-Denkyira-District (THLDD), activities of Maame Sofo Sarah Pamful,…

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Source: FIND |

Testing the tests: Scientists seek out best on-the-spot diagnostics for deadly Nipah and Lassa

In a four-year project funded by CEPI and led by FIND, the team will examine and evaluate all available point-of-care testing options for the two diseases

Scientists who specialize in viral detection are embarking on a search for the most reliable on-the-spot tests for two viral diseases that have the potential to cause deadly epidemics. In a four-year project funded by CEPI and led by FIND, the team will examine and evaluate all available point-of-care testing…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda: Members of Parliament (MPs) make case for Shs10 billion supplementary for blood bank

Members of Parliament (MPs) were responding to a call from the Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa, urging them to donate blood

Lawmakers have tasked the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development to avail a supplementary request of Shs10 billion to the National Drug Authority (NDA) to facilitate the Uganda Blood Transfusion Services to carry out blood donation activities. Members of Parliament (MPs) were responding to a call from the Deputy…

Source: Kingdom of Morocco - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates |

Press Release: Regarding the Evacuation process of Moroccan Nationals Stranded in Gaza

It should be noted that this evacuation has been organized in several phases since last November, with the last operation taking place on January 30, 2024

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates is closely monitoring the situation of members of the Moroccan community residing in Palestine since the attack on the Gaza Strip last October, in particular the situation of Moroccan citizens stranded in Gaza, where violent bombardments have caused widespread destruction…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

As cholera remains a concern in the region, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and partners are working to support vulnerable children and families

Vaccination, education and resilience part of regional strategy to tackle cholera outbreaks in Eastern and Southern Africa

Thirteen countries in Eastern and Southern Africa are currently responding to cholera, most recently Comoros, Zimbabwe and Zambia. In some countries, 52 per cent of all cases are children under 15 years, with children under 5 accounting for approximately 40 per cent of deaths and 30 per cent of cases. In addition…

Source: East African Community |

East African Community experts adopt strategies to boost the region's agricultural, pharmaceutical and leather sectors

The workshop served as a platform for critical discussions and progress reporting, aiming to identify quick wins and streamline collaborative efforts across the region

East African Community (EAC) regional experts in the agricultural, pharmaceutical, and leather sectors convened in Nairobi, Kenya, to review the progress achieved within their respective industries and to formulate recommendations aimed at enhancing growth and scaling up regional trade. The two-day workshop dubbed ‘Regional Focal Persons Workshop to Monitor the…

Source: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) |

Cholera: Outbreak silences a once vibrant town in southwestern Zimbabwe

The village is grappling with a relentless cholera outbreak, starkly highlighting the severity of the disease

Swift action by health authorities and Red Cross volunteers saves lives as cholera shuts down community life and people focus on stopping the outbreak’s spread Where children would normally be playing, it is now quiet on the streets of Mapanza, a small village in the southwest of Zimbabwe. The communal…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Nearly 10 000 children vaccinated as malaria vaccine rollout in Africa expands

A wider malaria vaccine rollout is underway this year in several African countries, with Cameroon being the first outside the malaria vaccine pilot programme to do so

Nearly 10 000 children in Burkina Faso and Cameroon have now received the RTS,S malaria vaccine since being introduced this year. A wider malaria vaccine rollout is underway this year in several African countries, with Cameroon being the first outside the malaria vaccine pilot programme to do so. Cameroon launched…