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Diabetes is a Family Affair in Kenya

Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin

Alara Amin was 4 years old when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. In the five years since, she has become actively involved in managing her condition, which is also a family and school affair. Even her 4-year-old brother understands that she must have insulin injections three times a…

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Ministry of Health and Partners Commit to Improving the Quality of Care for Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child, and Adolescent Health Services in Uganda

Better accountability and coordination for Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) – progress towards ending preventable maternal, perinatal and child deaths

The Ministry of Health (MoH) convened the Third Annual National Assembly on Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) Services where government and partners committed to scaling up RMNCAH services to reach the most vulnerable populations. Held under the theme- ‘Better accountability and coordination for RMNCAH – progress towards ending…

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World Health Organization (WHO) supported "Presidential Health Compact" is launched

The Compact lays down a five-year roadmap for health systems strengthening reforms under the ‘9 pillars’ towards accelerating Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in South Africa

The President of South Africa, Mr. Cyril M Ramaphosa, on Thursday 25 July 2019 launched the country’s ‘Presidential Health Compact’. The Compact lays down a five-year roadmap for health systems strengthening reforms under the ‘9 pillars’ towards accelerating Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in South Africa. It originated from months of extensive…

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WHO scales up health response to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique

To expand the emergency response, WHO has deployed experts, including epidemiologists, logisticians and disease-prevention experts, to build a 40-strong team

Today (April 1) the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, took a first-hand look at response efforts to save lives and protect health for the people in Beira, the city hardest hit by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique. “The next few weeks are crucial and speed is of…

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Diseases cost the African Region $2.4 trillion a year, says WHO

WHO launches an investment case to achieve SDGs and universal health coverage in Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that nearly 630 million years of healthy life were lost in 2015 due to the diseases afflicting the population across its 47 Member States in Africa, now amounting to a loss of more than 2.4 trillion international dollars ($) from the region’s gross domestic…