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World Health Organization (WHO) and Partners Provide Vital Support to New Treatment Centre for Ebola Patients in Uganda

The 32-bed treatment unit in Mulago is built under the leadership of the Ministry of Health in Uganda, with the support of WHO and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Luxembourg, Sweden and the United Kingdom, through WHO, have provided in-kind contributions of equipment and services worth US$ 995,000 (equivalent to over 3.6 billion ugx) to Uganda to equip the new Ebola Treatment Unit at Mulago Hospital, Kampala, and the treatment and isolation units in Masaka and Jinja. The 32-bed…

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The Arab-Africa Trade Bridges Program Concludes its Business Matching Activity (B2B Event) on Pharmaceutical Products & Medical Devises Industries

The B2B Event Provided Engagement Opportunities for Businesses across Africa and Arab Regions to Build Strategic Partnerships Leading into 2023

The Arab-Africa Trade Bridges (AATB) Program, a multi-donor, multi-country, and multi-organizations program in partnership with the Ministry of Economy and Planning of the Republic of Tunisia organized a business matching event on pharmaceutical products and medical devices from the 1st to the 2nd of December 2022 in Tunisia. The organization…

Source: Ministry of Health, Kenya |

Kenya: Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) roots for adoption of modern technologies as scientific conference opens in Mombasa

The CS said availability of efficient biomedical equipment remains key in the realization of the Universal Healthcare agenda

Health Cabinet secretary Susan Nakhumicha has underscored the significance of affordable and accessible Medical equipment and associated technologies in healthcare delivery. Speaking in Mombasa during the 13th Association of Medical Engineering of Kenya (AMEK) Scientific Conference and Exhibition, the CS said availability of efficient biomedical equipment remains key in the…

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Eritrea: Commemoration of World AIDS Day 2022

The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day sought to highlight ongoing inequalities holding back the end of HIV/AIDS and for countries to address these inequalities

WHO Eritrea joined the World in commemorating World AIDS Day 2022 under the theme “Equalize” at Orotta Conference Hall in Asmara on 1st December 2022. The theme of this year’s World AIDS Day sought to highlight ongoing inequalities holding back the end of HIV/AIDS and for countries to address these…

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Bolstering Africa’s health emergency readiness and response

The latest simulation took place against the backdrop of an ongoing Ebola outbreak in Uganda

The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in partnership with Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, West African Health Organization, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UK Health Security Agency, Robert Koch Institute and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation today kicked off the region’s…

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Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) Supports Tunisia with Medical Equipment

Hedi Chaker Hospital provides service to patients coming from the cities of Kairouan, Sidi Bouzid, and Kasserine

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) provided mobile hemodialysis unit to be used in the treatment of patients with renal failures to Hedi Chaker University Hospital in Sfax which is the second largest city in Tunisia. Established in 1926 in Sfax, Hedi Chaker Hospital provides service to patients coming from…

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Saving women’s lives: the time is now to defeat Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and cervical cancer together (By Sergio Carmona & Princess Nono Simelela)

Women living with HIV are six times more likely to develop cervical cancer than those living without

By Dr Sergio Carmona, Chief Medical Officer of FIND (https://www.FINDdx.org), the global alliance for diagnostics and Dr Princess Nono Simelela, Special Advisor to the World Health Organization's DG on Strategic Priorities, including Cervical Cancer Elimination. Women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa accounted for two out of every three (https://bit.ly/2xN4hOv) new…

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Recommit to equality to address HIV as a major global public health threat

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World AIDS Day 2022

Equal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights is crucial for all 8 billion people in our world today. The urgent call to dismantle discriminatory barriers to rights and choices is nowhere more important than in the response to HIV, which is under unprecedented pressure amid multiple global crises. …

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda: Deputy Speaker pledges more support to Cancer Institute

Tayebwa, who paid a courtesy visit to the facility, said that with proper funding and required equipment in place, several medical experts scattered in different countries will return to work in Uganda

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Thomas Tayebwa, has pledged more financial support to the Uganda Cancer Institute (UCI) to enable it improve the treatment of cancer. Tayebwa, who paid a courtesy visit to the facility, said that with proper funding and required equipment in place, several medical experts scattered in…

Source: United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) |

Inequalities are blocking the end of the AIDS pandemic, says United Nations (UN)

UNAIDS set out earlier this year that the AIDS response is in danger—with rising new infections and continuing deaths in many parts of the world

Analysis by the UN ahead of World AIDS Day reveals that inequalities are obstructing the end of AIDS. On current trends the world will not meet agreed global targets on AIDS. But the new UNAIDS report, Dangerous Inequalities, shows that urgent action to tackle inequalities can get the AIDS response on…