WHO Regional Office for Africa
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Ugandans urged to lead healthy lives to avert the growing burden of Non-Communicable Diseases

The Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng reechoed the President’s message calling on Ugandans to value their health

Uganda recently held the 2nd National Day of Physical Activity under the theme ‘My Health, My Responsibility’. The Guest of Honour, His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni called on all Ugandans to take responsibility for their health by adopting healthy lifestyles. The government of Uganda endorsed this day to be…

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Rugby - Victoria Cup: Positive Start as Zimbabwe Sables edge Zambia

This is a good result for Zimbabwe, one which head Coach Brendan Dawson would have liked to be more clinical especially as Zimbabwe faces Uganda in two weeks

Zimbabwe Sables opened their Victoria Cup campaign with a convincing 39-10 victory over Zambia in front of a packed Machinery Exchange Stadium at Harare Sports Club. By half time  Zimbabwe led  15-3  after Daniel Mango and Daniel Capsopoulos dotted a try each, Mangongo had the bigger smile scoring on his…

Source: World Health Organization (WHO) |

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo

After the first reported case in the Ariwara Health Zone on 30 June, no new cases have been observed in that health zone

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo continues this past week with a similar transmission intensity to the previous week. While the number of new cases continues to ease in former hotspots, such as Butembo, Katwa and Mandima health…

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World Bank Group Debars Universal for General Construction and Trading Company

The debarment makes Universal ineligible to participate in World Bank-financed projects

The World Bank today announced the 15-month debarment of Universal for General Construction and Trading Company (Universal), a company based in the Republic of South Sudan that provides general trade and import-export services, in connection with fraud during the Uganda Teacher and School Effectiveness Project. The debarment makes Universal ineligible…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

South Korea provides 5,000 metric tons of rice to World Food Programme's (WFP) Uganda Refugee Support Operations

The donation supports Uganda’s efforts to assist refugees who have fled conflict and hunger in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and other conflict areas in the region

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed an important contribution of 5,000 metric tons of rice from the Government of the Republic of Korea to WFP’s refugee support operations in Uganda, which will help feed more than 200,000 refugees. “The Republic of Korea believes food relief is the…

Source: United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU) |

Second Military Strategic Support Group Workshop Held in Addis Ababa

The workshop was also mandated to develop guidelines, processes and criteria for selection of military staff officers for African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Headquarters

UNOAU joined the African Union Peace Support Operations Division (AU PSOD) at the 2nd Military Strategic Support Group (MSSG) workshop that was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 1st – 5th July 2019. The workshop included military experts from AU Member States such as Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda…

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Burundi: Japan, IOM Ramp Up Disease Prevention, Disaster Response and Reintegration Efforts

Enhancing Integrated Capacity and Assistance to Crisis Affected Populations on Disease Outbreaks, Natural Disasters and Returns in Burundi

In poor countries like Burundi, seasonal rains often lead to displacement—due to floods and landslides that impact subsistence farmers and small-scale traders, many of whom are vulnerable are vulnerable to losing farmland and their livelihoods in a matter of minutes. When such misfortune is accompanied by an epidemic, outbreak of…

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A graduate at 47, new midwife triumphs over life’s trials (by Arlene Alano)

South Sudan has increased its number of qualified midwives from fewer than 10 in 2008 to 879 today

At age 47, Angelina Akongo was the oldest of 73 midwifery and nursing students from Juba and Kajo Keji to graduate this year – and she feels like a brand new person. “I am a better person now,” she said. Her success offers a clear lesson to those in her…

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Brendon Mandivenga Named Captain of the Zimbabwe National Rugby Team, The Sables

“As Zambezi Battle Lines Are Drawn"

Brendon Mandivenga has been named as the Sables Captain ahead of the Zimbabwe’s opening match in the Victoria Cup against Zambia at the Machinery Exchange Stadium, Harare Sports Club on the 13th of July. Zimbabwe and Zambia will match up in the ‘Battle of Zambezi’ as the first match for…

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New spike in displacement in Eastern DRC further complicates Ebola response, requires urgent relocation and response

IOM is mobilizing the financial resources required to start land development as well as the rapid relocation of IDPs exposed to public health hazards and other protection risks

Renewed violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) region that is struggling to contain the ongoing Ebola outbreak, has claimed the lives of at least 160 people and displaced hundreds of thousands of others, further complicating the response to the public health emergency. “The people who fled…