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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.

  • MARBURG: UNICEF and WHO support Government’s awareness and surveillance efforts KAMPALA, 8 October 2014 – The Government and partners have stepped up efforts to combat Marburg, a deadly viral haemorrhagic fever. Through the Ministry of Health, partners like UNICEF and WHO are responding to the outbreak by supporting areas of social mobilisation geared towards creating more awareness about the disease, technical assistance as well as logistical support for contact tracing. The Director General Health Services, Ministry of Health, Dr. Jane Aceng says government is engaging various partners to support in…
  • WHO supports Ministry of Health on Maternal health and HIV in youth Kampala, 30th September 2014:- The World Health Organization (WHO) with funding from SIDA donated material to be used in strengthening capacity for youth friendly service provision as well as HIV prevention in Uganda. This was done at the WHO country office premises. The items which included LED televisions, computers and DVD players and indoor games estimated at USD 34,848, was received by Dr. Collins Tusingwire, Assistant Commissioner for Reproductive Health, on behalf of Ministry of Health. The items will be used…
  • The Joint Annual Scientific Health Conference commences in Kampala Kampala, 29th September 2014:-  Makerere University College of Health Sciences in partnership with World Health Organization (WHO) and Uganda National Association of Community and Occupational Health, (UNACOH) commenced the three-day Joint Annual Scientific Health Conference under the theme “Innovations towards attaining Vision 2040 Health Goals: Where are we, how do we get there”. The conference will involve extensive discussions on health research and innovation aimed at attaining the Vision 2040 health goals. Prof. Nawangwe Barnabas  Dep. Vice Chancellor (VC); Finance and…
  • Laboratory technicians receive training on real time ebola detection Entebbe, 23rd September 2014:- The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) hosted a two-day intensive regional training on Filovirus Real Time RT-PCR assay for Ebola Virus detection aimed at strengthening the Emerging and Dangerous Pathogens Laboratory Network (EDPLN), expand Ebola virus testing capacity in the WHO African region to meet the requirement of biosafety/biosecurity and quality assurance for laboratory testing of EVD.The training was organized by WHO AFRO’s Disease Prevention and Control Cluster for laboratory scientists or senior technologists from each…
  • Uganda hosts first meeting on strengthening Reproductive Health indicators Kampala, 10th September 2014:- Uganda hosted the first inter-country meeting on Strengthening the measurement of Reproductive Health (RH) indicators that brought together experts from Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda and Zimbabwe. This was to share experiences and update indicators from the national level consultations that were undertaken in Nairobi in 2012. The meeting was focussed on identifying the progress that had been made at country level in trying to add important Family planning and abortion related indicators. The role of monitoring performance…