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The mission of the WHO Uganda Country Office is to promote the attainment of the highest sustainable level of health by all people living in Uganda through collaboration with the government and other partners in health development and the provision of technical and logistic support to country programmes.

 


 

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  • The Second annual conference on Traditional Medicines conference opens in Kampala Kampala, 28th August 2014:- Uganda’s Minister of Health (MoH), Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has urged health workers to learn from China that has effectively integrated traditional with modern medicine to improve the health of its people.  He recommended this at a 3-days conference on Traditional Medicine (TM) currently going on at Hotel Africana under the theme: “Promoting evidence based use of traditional medicine in the health care system; an opportunity for improving equity in health care”.  In a speech read for him by…
  • Uganda health workers supporting West Africa on Ebola response Kampala, 15th August 2014:- As the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) continues to ravage Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone in West Africa, Uganda is one of the few countries that have sent deferent cadres of health workers to help contain the disease.    Within the spirit of partnership and in line with the WHO regional committee resolution (AFR/RC60/R5), that created the African Public Health Emergency Fund, member countries agreed to support each other during emergencies. In that regard, close to…
  • Uganda commemorates World Hepatitis Day 2014 Adjumani, 6th August 2014:- Uganda commemorated the World Hepatitis Day (WHD) with weeklong series of activities  under the theme “Hepatitis; Think again”. The national  commemoration was held at Mayors Garden in Adjumani district presided over by the Minister of Sate of Health (Primary Health Care) Hon Sarah Opendi Ocieng.  Hon Opendi reiterated the government’s commitment to ensure that test kits for testing Hepatitis are readily available  at all health facilities and that  phased accessibility of the monovalent Hepatitis B vaccine for…
  • WHO partners with CDFU to implement the Accelerating Nutrition Improvement (ANI) project Kampala, 31th July 2014:-  WHO has gone into contract with a local partner  Communication for Development Uganda (CDFU), a Ugandan based Non–Governmental Organization (NGO) who will implement the ANI Intervention. The target is to scale up the recommendations through a social and behavioral change communication strategy .  Accelerating Nutrition Improvement (ANI), a World Health Organization project in Uganda aims to achieve stunting reduction among children under 5 years of age in Uganda.  This purpose of this intervention is to improve complementary…
  • WHO/EAC regional meeting on alternative livelihoods to tobacco growing Entebbe, 29th July 2014:- The East Africa Community (EAC) secretariat with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) organized an inter country meeting that discussed alternative livelihoods to tobacco growing.  The Chairperson of the meeting, Miss Tabitha Masinjila who is also the Senior Assistant Director, Regional Integration, Ministry of East African Affairs, Kenya, said it was high-time, alternatives get sought for so as not to leave those farmers that may have stopped tobacco farming with no source of income. The…