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The World Bank provides a grant of 20 million US dollars to WAHO for the coordination and implementation of regional activities under the Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement project (REDISSE)

The World Bank, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the West African Health Organization (WAHO) signed two agreements within the framework of implementation of the Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement project (REDISSE). The first agreement signed is the Financing Agreement between the World Bank and ECOWAS. The Director of Operations of the resident mission of the World Bank in Côte d’Ivoire, Mr. Pierre Laporte and the Director General of the West African (...)


Visit by HKI to WAHO, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso on 17 October 2016

On 17 October 2016, WAHO was honoured to receive a high-level delegation from Helen Keller International (HKI) comprising Mette Kjaer Kinoti, Vice President, Africa; John Uniack Davis, Regional Director, West Africa and Fred Grant, the Regional Nutrition Advisor, Africa. The visit was organized to introduce Mr John Davis who had newly assumed duty at the end of August 2016 as well as to review the current level of partnership between the two organizations. It involved a courtesy call on (...)


Concrete actions needed to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030

Parliamentarians should collaborate worldwide to end the AIDS epidemic, according to the participants of the Ending the AIDS Epidemic as a Public Health Threat by 2030 workshop, which took place during the opening day of the World Health Summit in Berlin, Germany. See full article from UNAIDS.ORG


WAHO participates in the high level meeting on HIV/AIDS in BERLIN

Berlin, Germany, October 10, 2016 – The Director General of the West African Health Organization (WAHO), Dr Xavier Crespin has challenged the world “to move into concrete action so as to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030”. He also said that HIV as well as improving access to testing services were challenging public health problems. Added to these, one can name Zika and other infectious diseases. There is the need therefore to improve prevention, screening and access to care and to (...)


NEPAD confers with WAHO on the West Africa medicines regulatory harmonization

Bobo-Dioulasso, September 30 – October 3, 2016 – The West African Health Organization (WAHO) has between September 30 and October 3, 2016 has played host to a delegation from the New Partnership for Africa’s Development Agency (NEPAD) at its Headquarters in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. The visit was within the framework of the implementation of the Model Law on the Medical Products Regulation in Africa and the objectives were: (i) to review progress in the implementation of the West (...)


ECOWAS sets up Rapid Response Team to help contain disease outbreaks

Accra, Ghana, September, 2016 – A four-day ECOWAS health resilience training program to equip selected individuals from the fifteen West African states has ended in Accra. The training which was initiated by the West African Health Organization (WAHO) was to create a Regional Rapid Response Team to tackle future disease outbreaks in the sub-region. Member states of ECOWAS met in May last year to dialogue and take a strategic decision on how to control and contain diseases following the (...)


President Sirleaf Urges Consolidated Health Plan for West Africa

MONROVIA, September 17 (LINA) – President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said that it will be important for the National Health Plans of West African countries to be aligned with all regional and international plans concerning the health sector. She pointed out that Liberia is concluding the legal processes for the establishment of a National Public Institute of Health to focus on disease control and research. The Liberian leader was speaking Thursday when she received a delegation from the West (...)


WAHO renews its commitment to the development of Traditional Medicine, for improved health care in the ECOWAS region

Ouagadougou, BURKINA FASO, August 30, 2016 - The Director General of the West African Health Organization (WAHO) reiterated WAHO’s commitment to collaborate with the ECOWAS Member States to make Traditional Medicine "an important pillar in strengthening our health systems." He made this commitment in Ouagadougou at the inaugural meeting of the Expert Committee for developing of the 2nd ECOWAS Pharmacopoeia for the treatment of newly emerging diseases. The meeting brought together experts who (...)


WAHO holds the 12th Health Administrator’s Meeting

Bobo-Dioulasso, September 30, 2016 – WAHO has within the framework of its Human Resources Development Program of the health sector, brought together health administrators and Officers of West African Colleges to take stock of achievements over the past year, validate the 2015-2015 annual report and share the 2017 action plan. The meeting was also an opportunity to discuss the development program of human resources in health institution without forgetting the administrative issues in (...)


WAHO gives the keynote address at the 39th Annual Scientific Conference of the West African Society of Pharmacologists (WASP) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Kumasi, Ghana, 26-30 July 2016 – On behalf of the Director General of the West African Health Organization (WAHO), the Acting Director for Primary Health Care, Dr Kofi Busia gave the keynote address at the 39th Annual Scientific Conference of the West African Society of Pharmacologists (WASP), at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana, on 26 July 2016. About 100 participants took part in the conference, which was held under the theme “Researching and (...)


Ghana holds its country workshop to disseminate the methodological tools for documenting good practices in health

As part of the preparation for the 2nd Good Practices Forum in October 2016, the West African Health Organization (WAHO) organized workshops to disseminate the methodological tools for documenting good practices in health in the countries where this activity was not carried out in 2015. These workshops were aimed at guiding national stakeholders to identify and document good practices in reproductive health. Ghana’s national workshop was held at the Miklin Hotel in Accra from 18-22 July (...)


Prof Nasidi heads ECOWAS Centre for Disease Control

Professor Abdulsala­mi Nasidi has been appointed the acting Executive Director of the Eco­nomic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Re­gional Surveillance and Dis­ease Control Centre (RCDC). Nasidi is the current head of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The Director-General, West African Health Organization (WAHO), Dr. Xavier Crespin announced the appointment at the inaugural meeting of the governing board of the RCDC in Abuja, yesterday. Crespin explained that the (...)


Celebrating the 29th Anniversary of the Establishment of the West African Health Organisation (WAHO) WAHO Director General’s Message

As in previous years, I am indeed honoured, to once again deliver a message to you on the occasion of the 29th anniversary of the establishment of the West African Health Organisation (WAHO). As a matter of fact, 9th of July of each year represents the anniversary date of the signing by ECOWAS Heads of State of Protocol A/P2/7/87 on the establishment of the West African Health Organisation (WAHO) as the only Institution specialized in health matters in the region and whose main mission is (...)


Inception meeting for developing the 2nd ECOWAS Pharmacopeia

Lomé, Togo: The West African Health Organisation (WAHO) organised an inception meeting in Lomé, Togo, from 15 to 16 June 2016 to launch the process for developing an Herbal Pharmacopoeia for the treatment of newly emerging diseases. The meeting, which brought together academics, research scientists, traditional medicine experts and some country representatives, was held following the adoption of the resolution of the first West African Herbal Pharmacopoeia, at the 14th Ordinary Session of (...)


WAHO Participates in the 5th East African Healthcare Federation Conference in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda: As part of the activities planned under the USAID-funded Leadership Capacity Strengthening (CAPS) project to expand WAHO’s “role in regional donor, public and private partnerships”, the Acting Director of Primary Health Care, Dr Kofi Busia, who doubles as the CAPS Project Manager, represented WAHO at the 5th East African Healthcare Federation (EAHF) conference held at the Sheraton Hotel in Kampala, Uganda from 5-7 June 2016. Dr Busia with some delegates at the (...)


PRESS RELEASE: Scaling local pharmaceutical production to end AIDS by 2030

Umbul Kates, Katibung, 9 June 2016 – During the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS, in New York, United States of America, the West African Health Organization (WAHO) of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and ministers of health, joined by UNAIDS and partners from the private sector, communities, and people living with HIV, called for a new paradigm in international cooperation that will promote local production of ARVs, other AIDS related (...)

 

 

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