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Lessons from WHO GBV clinical handbook

Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is a sensitive topic that requires professionals working with victims and survivors to be empathetic. 

The World Health Organization (WHO)‘Clinical Handbook on the Health Care of Survivors Subjected to Intimate Partner Violence and/or Sexual Violence, Namibia’ has helped doctors, social workers and nurses like Mark Bezuidenhout, an enrolled nurse at Epako Clinic, to be more sensitive toward their patients. 

WHO bolsters Ebola disease outbreak response in Uganda

In an accelerated effort to scale up response to the Ebola disease outbreak in Uganda, World Health Organization (WHO) is delivering medical supplies, providing logistics and deploying staff to support the national authorities in halting the spread of the virus.

Ghana declares end of Marburg virus disease outbreak

Accra/Brazzaville – Ghana today declared the end of the Marburg virus disease outbreak that was confirmed nearly two months ago. It was the first time the highly infectious haemorrhagic fever was detected in the West African country.

COVID-19 threatens elimination of deadly form of meningitis in Africa, more than 50 ...

Brazzaville  – With the COVID-19 pandemic delaying meningitis vaccination campaigns for more than 50 million children in Africa, the region is at a heightened risk of outbreaks of meningitis type A, which has nearly been eliminated on the continent. In a race against time, World Health Organization (WHO) and partners have launched a roadmap aimed at stopping bacterial meningitis outbreaks by 2030, urging countries to implement it rapidly before the start of the meningitis season in January 2023.

The Ethiopian National Influenza Laboratory gets recognized as a WHO National Influe...

Following an on-sight assessment by a team of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Influenza Laboratory of the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) has been recognized as a World Health Organization (WHO) National Influenza Centre (NIC) and joined the WHO global influenza surveillance network. The on-site assessment was performed by a WHO team composed of the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (GISRS) Lead, a technical specialist from the WHO Regional Office for Africa, and a laboratory coordinator from the WHO Ethiopia Country Office.

Q&A with the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Civil Aid Operati...

Rolling out the COVID 19 vaccination campaign across the continent has been a challenging task. So, what happens in a country grappling with humanitarian crisis as well? Ian Van Engelgem, Technical Assistant in the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department’s (ECHO) office in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, discusses EU’s support to the efforts by WHO and partners to deliver the vaccine in 15 African countries facing humanitarian crises.