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Tanzanian authorities inform WHO they have no cases of Ebola

On 14 September, the World Health Organization (WHO) received formal notification from the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania that there are no cases of Ebola virus disease in the country. This followed earlier rumours of the death of one person and illness in a few others. The Tanzanian authorities did not indicate what the cause of the illnesses might have been. 

Bauchi State Governor initiates Yellow Fever campaign targeting 500,000 people

Bauchi, 16 September 2019 - In response to an outbreak of Yellow Fever in Bauchi State, Governor Senator Bala Mohammed on 12 September 2019 initiated a vaccination campaign against the disease in Alkaleri Local Government Area (LGA). 

“This is yet another milestone in our efforts to deliver effective and efficient healthcare services to the doorsteps of our people,” Governor Mohammed said at the launch ceremony at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Airport. 

“SHORRT” drug-resistant TB treatment on cards

Zimbabwe is set to roll out a Shorter, Highly-effective, Oral Regimen for Rifampicin-resistant Tuberculosis (SHORRT therapy) which reduces the length of treatment for Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB) from nearly two years, to, nine to 12 months and brings a major improvement in treatment outcomes and qual

Kenya rolls out landmark malaria vaccine introduction

Homa Bay, Kenya, 13 September 2019 – The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the Government of Kenya for launching the world’s first malaria vaccine today in Homa Bay County, western Kenya.
The malaria vaccine pilot programme is now fully underway in Africa, as Kenya joins Ghana and Malawi to introduce the landmark vaccine as a tool against a disease that continues to affect millions of children in Africa.

WHO Mozambique to implement Toolkits for better office management

MAPUTO, Mozambique – A three-week long mission aiming to provide technical support for implementing the WHO Country Office Management Toolkits as well as staff training sessions concluded. IT, Project and Performance Management Officer from the WHO Country Office in Mali, Yahya Coulibaly, shared his technical knowledge and professional experience with all the staffs to pave the way forward for documentation practices.

Malaria vaccine launched in Kenya: Kenya joins Ghana and Malawi to roll out landmark...

Homa Bay, Kenya, 13 September 2019 – The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the Government of Kenya for launching the world’s first malaria vaccine today in Homa Bay County, western Kenya.

The malaria vaccine pilot programme is now fully under way in Africa, as Kenya joins Ghana and Malawi to introduce the landmark vaccine as a tool against a disease that continues to affect millions of children in Africa.

Ghana celebrates 17th African Traditional Medicine Day

The Seventeenth African Traditional Medicine day was observed in Ghana on the 3rdSeptember 2019. The theme for the commemoration day focused on: “Integrating traditional Medicine in Health Sciences curricula in universities in the African Region” as part of mechanisms to integrate African Traditional Medicine in the national health system to achieve Universal Health Coverage. The 20th anniversary of traditional medicine week celebration in Ghana was also launched.

The Second edition of the "Abuja Walk the Talk"

Abuja, 11 September, 2019 - As part of the activities leading to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High-level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) to be held in New York on the 23 September 2019, the second edition of the Abuja Walk the Talk: “The Health for All Challenge” is being planned with the main aim of raising awareness about Universal Health Coverage (UCH).