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  • Uganda Hosts Training On Disease Outbreak Management for the African Region Uganda is hosting a five-day Outbreak Response Simulation Exercise Management Training with support from the World Health Organization (WHO). The course, designed for staff of the Ministries of Health and WHO country offices is aimed at building their capacity to prepare for and effectively respond to public health emergencies.  Participants from Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, The Gambia and Uganda are attending the training using the recently published The WHO Exercise Manual (2017). This practical manual includes simulation exercises guidance and…
  • Ugandans urged to sleep under mosquito nets and test before treating for malaria at the world malaria day commemorations The Minister of State for Health in Charge of General Duties, Hon. Sarah Opendi, has urged leaders to educate communities on the proper use of Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) in order to intensify the fight against malaria in Uganda. This was at the just concluded 12th World Malaria Day Commemorations.
  • Uganda hosts experts on Tobacco control to discuss tobacco taxation and illicit trade of tobacco products Entebbe, Uganda - The World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO) convened a  high-level tow-day meeting on tobacco taxation to enable countries including Ethiopia Gambia Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda,  have a better knowledge of the Italy tax project and share experiences among each other. The meeting also provided  an opportunity to beneficiary countries to strengthen their present tobacco tax policies.
  • World Health Day 2017: Members of the media urged to increase awareness on depression The Minster of State for Health in charge of Primary Health Care Dr. Joyce Moriku has urged the media  to support the Ministry of Health (MoH)   create  awareness about depression in Uganda. This was at  a press conference held at the MoH headquarters in Kampala in  commemoration of  World Health Day that was observed under the theme “Depression: let's talk”
  • WHO trains health workers on new Family Planning guidelines The World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa is training national trainers and tutors from Burkina Faso, Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia and Uganda on the newly released Family Planning contraception guidelines and their derivative tools. The focus of the training is on unintended pregnancy and closely spaced pregnancies (Postpartum family planning) and use of family planning methods immediately after and within 48 hours of an abortion, before fertility returns (Postabortum contraception).

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