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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 World AIDS day Kabarole, 8th December 2014:-  Uganda commemorated the World Aids Day (1st December 2014) at Fort Portal Boma Grounds in Kabarole district under the theme  “Getting to Zero, My responsibility”. His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, The President of Uganda, presided over the function and appreciated the accomplishments but called on Ugandans to do more. He also advised the sick not to refuse medication and emphasized the importance of abstinence, “Treat the sick, encourage abstinence and prevent mother to child transmission,” he…
  • WHO Representative visits Kigezi region Kabale, 8th December 2014:- The World Health Organization Representative (WR) for Uganda, Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu visited Kigezi Region, Uganda where he visited Kabale Regional Referral Hospital, Hamurwa Health Centre IV, Muko Health Centre IV, Rubanda Health Centre II, Kihanga Health Centre III, Mparo Health Centre IV and Kisiizi Hospital. Dr. Wondimagegnehu was received by the Political Leadership of Kabale who included among others RDC, CAO and participated in the budget conference for Kabale district, who thanked him for having spared…
  • Trachoma Elimination Program Launched in Uganda Buwenge, 26th November 2014:-  The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust Initiative to support trachoma elimination in Uganda was launched in Buwenge at Kagoma Primary School Grounds. The Chief Guest, Hon. Elioda Tumwesigye said that the most important aspect of dealing with trachoma was to first agree on its magnitude. He said, “Trachoma is more in women and children than in men. We need to educate and sensitize society especially women because they’re responsible for sanitation and good hygiene at home.”  He further called…
  • WHO Representative Visits Uganda’s Prime Minister Kampala, 19th November 2014:- The World Health Organization Representative for Uganda, Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu visited the Prime Minister of Uganda Dr Ruhakana Rugunda at his office in Kampala. During this visit, they discussed various health challenges facing the country. Dr Alemu conveyed a congratulatory message from the Regional Director Dr Louise Sambo on Dr Rugunda’s recent appointment as the Prime Minister of Uganda. He reiterated the excellent working relationships with WHO whilst the Minister of Health and for his tireless…
  • Uganda declared free of Marburg Kampala, 17th November 2014:- Uganda has been declared free of Marburg outbreak. At a press-briefing that took place at the Uganda Media Centre, the Minister of State for Health in charge of Primary Health Care, Hon. Sarah Opendi said, “The Marburg outbreak in Uganda has been controlled and we thank development partners for their tireless efforts in providing technical advice." Hon. Opendi also said that there should be vigilance among the public and health workers to avoid further risk. She…