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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.

  • 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…
  • Uganda launches the national male involvement strategy and guidelines Entebbe, 11th November 2014:- The Minister of State for Health in Charge of General Duties Hon. Elioda Tumwesigye has urged men to play their part in maternal health care. This he said at the launch of the National Male Involvement Strategy and Guidelines at LAICO Lake Victoria Hotel, Entebbe.
  • Minister of Health flags off mattresses for Health Facilities Entebbe, 11th November 2014:- The Minister of State for Health in charge of general duties flagged off 8,141 mattresses meant for 46 General hospitals and 173 Health Centre IVs across the country. This took place at the National Medical Stores (NMS)  premises in Entebbe.
  • Indoor Residual Spraying project launched in Lango, Bukedi & Teso sub-regions Lira, 3rd November 2014:-   The Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) Project was launched in fourteen districts of Lango, Bukedi and Teso Sub-regions of Uganda. This followed the closure of the same project that has been done in Acholi sub-region where 10 districts were covered since 2009.  This is a project that is being implemented by ABT Associates with funding from PMI and DFID. The ceremony was officiated by the Minister of Health in Charge of Primary Health Care, Hon. Sarah…