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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.

  • Uganda commemorates safe motherhood day Tororo, 22nd October 2014:- Uganda commemorated the Safe Motherhood Day with a series of activities under the theme, ‘Mobilizing men as Partners and champions in prevention of teenage pregnancy’. The national commemoration was held in Tororo district and presided over by the First Lady of Uganda and Minister of Karamoja, Hon. Janet Kataha Museveni.  The First Lady said that men should be mobilized to support women as they become mothers. She wondered why giving birth had become an issue during a time when…
  • 13th Dr. Mathew Lukwiya memorial lecture organized in memory of fallen health health workers Kampala, 15th October 2014:- The 13th Dr. Mathew Lukwiya which was organized Makerere University College of Health Sciences in partnership with World Health Organization (WHO) and Uganda National Association of Community and Occupational Health, (UNACOH) was held at Imperial Royale Hotel to remember the health workers that lost their lives to Ebola and other diseases. Dr James Mutende who represented the Speaker of Parliament  said that the health workers safety is sometimes under-looked and yet it’s crucial. He noted that…
  • 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…