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Latest News


WAHO donates motorbikes to the ministry of health of GHANA

By Harvey de Hardt-Kaffils, Communication & Advocacy Specialist, WAHO Accra, Ghana, April 26, 2017 – The West African Health Organization (WAHO) has donated 10 Suzuki TF 125 motorbikes, valued at GHS 160,000 to the Ministry of Health for the use of Ghana’s newly established Mental Health Authority. Presenting the motorbikes, the Director General of WAHO, Dr. Xavier Crespin said the donation was in fulfilment of a promise he made when he paid a courtesy call on the President of Ghana, (...)


The West African Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations renew their collaboration

By Harvey de Hardt-Kaffils, Communication & Advocacy Specialist, WAHO Accra, Ghana, April 25, 2017 – The West African Health Organization (WAHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to renew its partnership and collaboration in the areas of health, food, nutrition and biodiversity. The five (5) year MOU replaces an old one which was signed in 2012. The MOU among other things, aims at promoting health and (...)


WAHO Public-Private Partnership Forum opens in Accra

By Harvey de Hardt-Kaffils, Communication & Advocacy Specialist, WAHO Accra, Ghana, April 24, 2017 – A five-day forum to develop a strategic framework for Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the Health sector has opened in Accra. The forum’s objective is aimed at establishing a High-Level Dialogue Platform to enable the Public and Private sectors to communicate and share ideas for sustainable collaboration in the health sector. The Director General of the West African Health (...)


The benefits of Public-Private Partnership in the health sector in the ECOWAS region

By Harvey DE HARDT-KAFFILS, Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist / WAHO Introduction In today’s world of complexity and rapid pace it is almost impossible to do anything alone. This is especially true in health where constantly rising prices, changing disease patterns, and increasing use of sophisticated technology for diagnosis and treatment have made it virtually impossible to imagine any single organization providing services without some type of institutional (...)


POST-EBOLA HIGH-LEVEL MEETING: Presidents Faure Gnassingbe and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf commend WAHO

Monrovia, Liberia, April 12, 2017 – The West African Health Organization (WAHO) has been commended by H.E. the President of the Republic of Liberia, and Chair of the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and H.E. The President of the Republic of Togo, Mr. Faure Essozimna Gnassingbe, the Coordinator of the Ebola response and elimination efforts. This was during the High-Level Meeting on Post-Ebola organized by WAHO and ECOWAS in Monrovia where (...)


WAHO participates in ECOWAS Parliament delocalized meeting

Monrovia, Liberia, April 11, 2017 – The Director General of the West African Health Organization (WAHO), Dr Xavier Crespin and a team of WAHO participated in the ECOWAS Parliament delocalized meeting on the joint committee on Health and Social services. The five-day meeting, April 10-14, 2017, which was held in Monrovia as part of the new strategy of ECOWAS to get all involved in the affairs of the ECOWAS Parliament, is under the theme: ECOWAS Policy on combating counterfeit medical (...)


ECOWAS Post-Ebola Regional Technical Meeting opens in Monrovia

Monrovia, Liberia, April 10, 2017 – The West African Health Organization (WAHO) is holding a two-day regional technical meeting on Post-Ebola in Monrovia, Liberia. The objective of the meeting is to accelerate the implementation of measures aimed at improving the region’s capabilities for the prevention, detection and response to threats posed by emerging infectious diseases including zoonotic diseases. The opening ceremony was chaired by the Liberia Minister of Health, Dr Bernice T. Dahn (...)


Akufo-Addo urged to support production of local pharmaceuticals

The Director General of the West African Health Organisation (WAHO), Dr Xavier Crespin, has appealed to President Akufo-Addo to support the local production of pharmaceuticals in the West African region. Dr. Xavier Crespin explained that the help of Ghana “in reinforcing local capacity to produce our own medicine” is of the utmost importance, as, “from our assessment, we produce only 25% of the medicines we need in our region, which is very weak. Our objective is to increase it to 50%.” The (...)


Ghana Renews Support to the West African Health Organization

Health minister, Hon Kwaku Agyeman Manu, has pledged more support from the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the government of Ghana to the West African Health Organization (WAHO) to improve health in the West African region. The minister argued that, one cannot isolate himself from health issues in the region due to it’s cross border activities, thus the need to support the ECOWAS health body, WAHO to enhance its mandate. “We will place priority on issues related to WAHO, the president has (...)


WAHO, Cape Verde discuss New Cooperation Models towards Health Improvement

The West African Health Organization (WAHO) is in talks with the Ministry of Health in Cape Verde to identify ways to strengthen cooperations and explore new models towards health improvement in the country and the sub-region. The discussions began when Dr Xavier Crespin, Director General of WAHO met with the country’s Prime Minister, Dr. Ulisses Correia and the Minister of Health and Social Security, Dr. Arlindo do Rosário last Monday (13th February 2017) to begin an official five days (...)


WAHO DG, Dr Xavier Crespin visits Cape Verde

Director-General of the West African Health Organization (WAHO), Dr Xavier Crespin will begin a five-day visit to Cape Verde on Monday [13th February,2017]. He will be received by the Prime Minister, Dr. Ulisses Correia e Silva, and hold a working meeting with the Minister of Health and Social Security, Dr. Arlindo do Rosário. Dr Crespin is expected to participate in a conference on the subject of “Investments in Health, Health Security and Economic Development: Contributions to the Tourism (...)


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 (...)

 

 

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