Uganda WHO Country Office

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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 hosts African regional meeting on nutrition Kampala, 18th February 2015- Uganda hosted the Regional Meeting on Accelerating Nutrition Improvements (ANI) in Africa  that reviewed implementation status of the project from the 11 participating countries. At the same time, delegates analyzed and documented successes, challenges and lessons learned in addition to mapping ways of accelerating delivery of all targets by December 2015 when the project ends.
  • ‘Ebola solidarity run’ organised to create awareness Kampala, 2nd February 2015 -- The Ebola virus disease (EVD) continues to ravage Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea in West Africa. Uganda, through WHO, international NGOs and partners continues to support the response efforts sending teams of health workers to help contain the disease. Last week, the Ministry of Health with support from WHO, Uganda National Association of Community and Occupational Health (UNACOH), and African Center for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST) organised a Solidarity Run intended to raise…
  • 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…