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  • WHO Joins launch of South Africa’s Health Standards Compliance Complaints Management Call Centre The World Health Organization yesterday joined South Africa’s Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC) in launching the country's Complaints Management Call Centre which will receive and register public complaints relating to non-compliance with prescribed norms and standards for health establishments. 
  • WHO sponsored 2016 CNN Best African Health and Medical Journalist Award Goes to... The WHO 2016 sponsored CNN Multichoice Best African Health and Medical Journalism award has been won by Ms Veronica Narkwor-Kwabla, of Tv3 Network, Ghana, for her documentary Ebola Orphans.   According to the judging panel, her documentary filed from Liberia and Sierra Leone shone a light on some of the ostracized children who are seeking new families. The question she examined was how the two countries will recover from the crisis that crippled health care systems, families and businesses. She told…
  • 34 EPI Managers Complete WHO AFRO MLM Training Course for Anglophone Countries Thirty-four Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) Managers from fifteen Anglophone countries attended a two weeks (10-21 October, 2016) WHO AFRO Mid-Level Managers Training Course in Pretoria, South Africa. Participants were trained on 16 revised WHO AFRO EPI modules. These modules included; problem solving approach, role of EPI managers, how to communicate for/in EPI, EPI planning, increasing immunizations coverage, costing and financing immunization, cold chain management, vaccine management, immunization safety, new and under-utilized vaccines introduction, how to organize effective and quality national…
  • WHO participates in adjudication of South Africa’s National Road Safety Debates and Participatory Education Techniques competitions finals South Africa’s Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC), as part of the country’s October Transport Month, hosted the National Schools Road Safety Debate and Participatory Education Techniques (PETs) competitions finals from 03-07 October 2016. The competing participants were learners in grades 10 and 11 provincial finalists who are themselves at-risk on roads as pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, novice drivers, and passengers. The participants rose to the top of their respective provinces having successfully undergone eliminations competitions at school, district and provincial levels.…

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