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Capacity-building in evaluation and research for attacks on health care

Cairo, 4 December 2022- Twenty-three experts from the WHO Regional Offices for the Eastern Mediterranean and Africa met in Kigali, Rwanda, participated in training for research on attacks on health care workshop between 21 and 26 November 2022. The workshop aimed to demystify the operational research process and build capacity of frontline workers to identify […]

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World AIDS Day 2022 – Do not let AIDS slide down the priority list in Africa

As a working-class Senegalese man, Mbaye (not his real name) was proud of his success in 2019. But by 2020, his clothes were floating around his body. He went for an HIV test and discovered he had AIDS. His pregnant wife also tested positive. The family hastened to Dakar, Senegal’s capital, from Thies, in west-central […]

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Global Health: EU invests €125 million in universal health coverage in partnership with WHO

The EU will invest an additional €125 million to strengthen health systems, in particular to help extend universal health coverage, through a partnership program with the World Health Organisation (WHO), signed today by Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros. The partnership is a key deliverable of the new EU Global Health Strategy adopted […]

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UN strongly condemns airfield attack in Central African Republic; 1 peacekeeper killed

UNITED NATIONS— The United Nations (UN) on Saturday strongly condemned an attack on an airfield in southeastern Central African Republic (CAR) which left a Moroccan peacekeeper dead. The attack against UN peacekeepers at the Obo airfield on Thursday happened during a UN-led operation to secure the perimeter of the airfield to allow planes to land. […]

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One year since the emergence of COVID-19 virus variant Omicron

It was 26 November 2021 that WHO declared that the world was facing a new variant of concern: Omicron. It would go on to change the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic. Emerging evidence was quickly shared by scientists from Botswana, Hong Kong and South Africa and discussed in a special meeting of WHO’s Technical Advisory […]