Health Promotion (HPR)

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The Health Promotion Cluster provides leadership, guidance and technical support in the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of health promotion policies, plans, strategies and programmes in order to accelerate the response to the determinants of health to address priority public health issues in the African Region.

The priority public health issues include but are not limited to maternal and child health; HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria; diabetes, hypertension, cancer, violence, injuries and other noncommunicable conditions; environmental degradation; water, sanitation and hygiene; polio, leprosy and other neglected tropical diseases; and the new threats to health (climate change, pandemic influenza, rapid urbanization)

The Health Promotion Cluster Programmes are:

Family and Reproductive Health

Food Safety and Nutrition

  • Food safety
  • Nutrition

Protection of the Human Environment

Determinants and Risk Factors


Director, Health Promotion

Dr. Tigest Ketsela

Dr Tigest Ketsela
Tel.: +47241 39309
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