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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 (...)


DOCUMENTS FORUM DE LA CEDEAO DES BONNES PRATIQUES


WAHO very visible at the 69th World Health Assembly

Geneva, Switzerland – May 25, 2016: The Deputy Director General of WAHO, Dr Laurent Assogba delivered the keynote Address at a side session alongside the 69th World Health Assembly. The session was held at Geneva Press Club, Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday May 25, 2016 and the purpose was to discuss the role of regional actors in the African health sector and opportunities to leverage greater collective impact on health outcomes through strengthened collaboration and partnership between (...)


WAHO and USAID partnership highly-rated at the USAID/West Africa Regional Health Office (USAID/WA RHO) Stakeholders and Partners’ Meeting

Group photo with the USAID/WA Team. In the pink jacket is Rachel Cintron, Regional Health Office Director, USAID/WA RHO Accra-Ghana, 23-24 May, 2016 – The Acting Director of the Department of Primary Health Care, Dr Kofi Busia represented the Director General of WAHO at a stakeholders and partners’ meeting organised by the USAID/WA RHO in Accra, Ghana from 23-24 May. The objective of this important meeting for USAID/WA RHO was to present to its stakeholders and partners for discussion, (...)


The Deputy Director General of WAHO, Dr Laurent Aholofon Assogba and the Acting Director of Primary Health care, Dr Kofi Busia attend the Meeting of Health Experts as a Working Group of the AU Specialised Technical Committee on Health, Population and Drug Control (STC HPDC)

From the 25-26 April 2016, the Deputy Director General of WAHO, Dr Laurent Aholofon ASSOGBA and the Acting Director of Primary Health care, Dr Kofi BUSIA attended the Meeting of Health Experts as a Working Group of the AU Specialised Technical Committee on Health, Population and Drug Control (STC HPDC), which was held at the AU Headquarters in Addis-Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. The meeting was convened to enable the experts examine and recommend key health policy issues to be considered (...)


The World Bank conducts the Mid-Term Review of the WARDS Project

A joint mission led by a World Bank Team carried out the Mid-Term Review (MTR) for the West Africa Regional Disease Surveillance Capacity Strengthening Project (WARDS) from March 10-11 in Dakar, Senegal and from April 25-26, 2016 in Annecy, France. Participants to the mission were representatives from: CCISD, CDC Atlanta, Fondation Mérieux, Government of Canada, University of Ghana, University of Oslo, University of Ouagadougou, USAID/P&R Project and the West Africa Health Organization (...)


The West African Health Organization’s experience in improving the health research environment in the ECOWAS region

Jude Aidam* and Issiaka Sombié Abstract Background: The West African Health Organization (WAHO) implemented a research development program in West Africa during 2009–2013 using the Knowledge for Better Health Research Capacity Development Framework, developed by Pang et al. (Bull World Health Organ 81(11):815–820, 2003), on strategies used to improve the research environment. The framework has the following components: stewardship, financing, sustainable resourcing and research utilization. (...)


FINAL COMMUNIQUE: 17th ORDINARY MEETING OF THE ASSEMBLY OF HEALTH MINISTERS OF THE ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATES (ECOWAS), 8 April 2016, Bissau, Republic of Guiné-Bissau

1. The 17th Ordinary Assembly of Health Ministers of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) was held at Hotel Azalai in Bissau, Republic of Guiné-Bissau, on 08 April 2016. 2. The Ministers and Heads of delegations of the following Member States were in attendance: • Benin • Burkina Faso • Cabo Verde • Côte d’Ivoire • The Gambia • Guiné-Bissau • Guinea • Liberia • Mali • Niger • Nigeria • Senegal • Sierra-Leone • Togo 3. The opening ceremony was presided over by the President of (...)


Success Story: Collaboration with the West African Health Organization (WAHO) to Improve Contraceptive Security


Network for strong, national, public health institutes in West Africa

The first major epidemic of the Ebola virus disease in West Africa is not yet behind us. The Ebola virus disease epidemic showed that most countries and the international community were not prepared to respond well and in a timely way to this global health emergency. A new public health framework is urgently needed for West Africa. The international health regulations are not sufficiently enforced and have not been translated into appropriate capacity building.1 The African Centres for (...)


WAHO undergoes a successful mid-term review for the WARDS project

Dakar – March 11, 2016: On March 10 and 11, 2016, a team of the West African Health Organization (WAHO) led by its Director-General, Dr. Xavier Crespin, was in Dakar in Senegal, to meet with the World Bank Group (WBG). The purpose was to conduct the Mid-Term Review (MTR) of the West Africa Regional Disease Surveillance (WARDS) Project. The WARDS project aims at strengthening regional disease surveillance and response systems in ECOWAS Member States and it is funded by the WBG for a period of (...)


Presentation of the findings of a feasibility study for a new project to strengthen epidemiological services and health systems in the ECOWAS region

Dakar – March 10, 2016: The Director General of the West African Health Organization (WAHO) together with a team met with the consortium Integrated Quality Laboratory Services (IQLS) and Management 4 Health (m4h). The meeting took place in the conference room of GIABA in Dakar on March 7, 2016 and the purpose was for the consortium IQLS-m4h to present the findings of a feasibility study they conducted on behalf of KfW and WAHO, for a new project to strengthen epidemiological services and (...)

 

 

Death of Dr Kabba T. JOINER
first Director General of WAHO from 2000-2008

Bulletins
épidemiologique

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