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When Community Engagement Restored Trust and Raised Public Index of Suspicion for COVID-19

Kampala, 4 September 2020:- When the World Health Organization (WHO), declared the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic, on 11th March 2020, many Ugandans didn’t take it seriously with many saying it was a disease for the affluent, the very high class or for developed countries. As the disease ravaged the entire world, Ugandans…
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    Norwegian Ambassador to Ghana calls on WHO Country Representative

    The Norwegian Ambassador to Ghana, H E Gunner Andreas Holm has reiterated his government’s commitment to ensuring that other essential health services continue as the COVID-19 pandemic lingers on. He said this when he paid a courtesy call on WHO Country Representative, Dr Francis Kasolo at his office as part of his end of duty…

    Driving COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Ghana’s hard-to-reach communities

    Ghana’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been hailed as exemplary for its planning, speed and high-level leadership, but dig a little deeper and there are yet more crucial lessons in working with far-flung communities and building up trust in the vaccines.  “We have a migratory population that travels routinely from north to south across the country…

    Improving testing rate -WHO supports Ondo State to integrate COVID-19 sample collection as part of essential services.

    Akure, 26 July, 2021 - The World Health Organization (WHO) has supported Ondo State to integrate COVID-19 sample collection into the essential health care services. The intervention has led to an increase in the number of samples tested from an average of 70 to 321 per week, since the integration.  The intervention was informed following…

    The United Republic of Tanzania receives the first COVAX shipment

    Dar es Salaam, 24 July 2021: The United Republic of Tanzania has received the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines, delivered through COVAX arrangement. The 1,058,400 doses of the vaccines donated by the United States of America arrived today at the Julius Nyerere International Airport. The US Ambassador to Tanzania, Ambassador Donald Wright handed the vaccines…

    Arrival of Johnson and Johnson Vaccines in The Gambia

    Tuesday, 20th July 2021 marks yet another significant milestone in the fight against covid-19 epidemic in the Gambia as we witnessed the arrival of One Hundred and Fifty-One Thousand, Two Hundred (151, 200) doses of the Johnson and Jonson (J&J) Vaccine under the COVAX facility. These vaccines were mobilized through the initiative of the Government…

    Ministry of Health receives medical equipment to support Ghana’s COVID response efforts

    The Chief Director of the Ministry of Health, Mr Kwabena Oko-Afari has described as an interesting coincidence, the number of hospitals requesting Patient Monitors from the Ministry in recent times, and WHO’s timely intervention.  Receiving the items, Mr Kwabena Boadu Oku-Afari said he was particularly excited about the donation because the items were not just…

    Pivotal point in Africa’s COVID-19 third wave

    Following eight consecutive weeks of a fast-moving surge, new COVID-19 cases in Africa have slowed down, driven by a sharp drop in South Africa which accounts for the bulk of the continent’s reported cases, although this development may be short-lived, new data from the World Health Organization (WHO) shows. New case numbers in Africa fell…

    Nigeria records gain in fight against tuberculosis amidst coronavirus pandemic  

    Abuja, 21 July, 2021 - Response to the coronavirus pandemic notwithstanding, data indicate that there has been an increase in annual tuberculosis (TB) case notification due to strategic intervention by  the  National Tuberculosis, Buruli Ulcer and Leprosy Control Program (NTBLCP), in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) and other stakeholders working on TB control and…

    Danish Government Extends Additional Financial support worth over 5 Billion Shillings Towards the COVID-19 Resurgence Response in Uganda

    Kampala, 21st July 2021: - The Government of Denmark through the Danish Embassy in Uganda has extended a grant worth 5 billion Uganda, Shillings, to the Government of Uganda through the World Health Organization (WHO) towards the implementation of the COVID-19 Resurgence Response Plan developed by the Ministry of Health. The one-year project will support…

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