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Coronavirus - Cabo Verde: Arrival of COVID-19 vaccines

Cabo Verde will begin vaccinating healthcare workers on 19th March.

First delivery of 24,000 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Cabo Verde last night thanks to COVAX. Another delivery of Pfizer vaccines is expected next week. Cabo Verde will begin vaccinating healthcare workers on 19th March.

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Cabo Verde bets on preparedness to face emergencies

A workshop is being held from 2nd to 6th September, organized by the Ministry of Health and Social Security of Cabo Verde, with the technical and financial assistance of the World Health Organization

Cabo Verde began the process of conducting its Joint External Evaluation (JEE) to assess its capacity to implement the International Health Regulations (IHR - 2005). This exercise will enable the identification of good practices and opportunities for continuous improvement aiming at strengthening the essential capacities needed for the country to…

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Investment on tobacco control has a financial return of eight times over 15 years for Cabo Verde economy

These data was revealed by a new study launched today that looks at the health and economic costs of tobacco use in Cabo Verde

Tobacco-related illnesses cost over 100 lives lost every year in Cabo Verde, as well as CVE 1.62 billion (approximately USD 16 million) to the national economy every year, equivalent to 1.1% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). These costs are due to health care expenditures and ‘hidden’ productivity losses…

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The mobile phone app that discovers disease and saves lives in Africa

The system allows WHO and health ministries to monitor in real time the visits that people and caregivers make to the most remote areas and to make sure that people most in need are being reached

What if a mobile phone could prevent a health epidemic? It may sound like science fiction, but the World Health Organization's (WHO) Polio Geographic Information System (GIS) Technology is doing just that in 43 countries in Africa. The idea is simple: Health workers visit remote villages to check if local…

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The President of the Republic of Cabo Verde opens second WHO Africa Health Forum

He told participants about the significant progress that Cabo Verde has made towards delivering universal health coverage

Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca, President of the Republic of Cabo Verde, today demonstrated his support for the World Health Organization’s (WHO) initiatives to transform health care throughout Africa by officially launching the three-day WHO Africa Health Forum in Praia. He told participants about the significant progress that Cabo Verde…

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The Second WHO Africa Health Forum

Achieving Universal Health Coverage and Health Security in Africa : The Africa We Want to See

The Government of Cabo Verde and the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa will host The Second WHO Africa Health Forum on the theme : Achieving Universal Health Coverage and Health Security in Africa : The Africa We Want to See. The Forum will take place in Praia, Cabo Verde from 26 to 28 March…