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1 - The 19th Ordinary Assembly of ECOWAS Health Ministers (AHM)

Date: 2018-06-04 14:41:53 ID: 1854

Banjul, June 3, 2018 | The 19th Ordinary Assembly of ECOWAS Health Ministers (AHM) will take place from June 4-8, 2018 in Banjul, The Gambia. The meeting is being organized by the West African Health Organization (WAHO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of The Gambia. The official opening ceremony and all other meetings (Country Liaison Officers Meeting, Health Experts’ Meeting, Partners Forum and Health Ministers Meeting) will take place at THE KAIRABA BEACH (...)

2 - WAHO reminds ECOWAS Member States of the need to reinforce systematic temperature control for travellers from the DRC, community-based and health facilities surveillance

Date: 2018-05-28 09:50:44 ID: 1849

3 - Highlights of the joint AFRO/GOARN partners Conference Call on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Democratic Republic of Congo

Date: 2018-05-23 09:46:02 ID: 1844

4 - Ebola outbreak in DRC: WAHO closely monitoring the situation

Date: 2018-05-21 08:20:02 ID: 1842

On 8 May 2018, the Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Bikoro Health Zone, Equateur Province. This is the ninth outbreak of Ebola virus disease over the last four decades in the country, with the most recent one occurring in May 2017. As at 17 May 2018, 45 EVD cases have been reported, including in three health care workers, and 25 deaths have been reported. Of these 45 cases, 14 have been confirmed. Most (...)

5 - Technical working groups (twg) develop regional guidelines in accra to harmonise medicines regulation in west africa

Date: 2018-05-08 13:33:00 ID: 1839

Accra, Ghana, May 3, 2018 – Group Picture with the Director General of WAHO. The seven (7) Experts Working Groups (TWGs) set up under the aegis of the West African Health Organisation (WAHO), in collaboration with the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), with technical and financial support from their partners (World Bank, WHO, NEPAD, BMGF), are meeting in Accra, Ghana, from 30th April to 4th May 2018, to develop Guidance Guidelines, as part of the process of harmonising the (...)

6 - Redisse project receives joint waho and the world bank supervision mission

Date: 2018-05-05 02:38:45 ID: 1838

WAHO and the World Bank are organizing a joint supervision mission of the Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement in West Africa (REDISSE) in four countries namely, Liberia from 25th to 28th April, Sierra Leone from 30th April to 2nd May, and Senegal from 4th May to 7th May, 2018. The supervision mission in Senegal will have a working session with the Guiné-Bissau Project Management Unit. The joint supervision team will hold working sessions with WAHO at its Headquarters in (...)

7 - WAHO DG paying courtesy visits to ECOWAS countries: Benin Stage

Date: 2018-04-25 11:01:19 ID: 1835

Cotonou, Benin, April 24, 2018 – The new Director General of the West African Health Organization, Professor Stanley OKOLO is on a courtesy and working visit to Benin. Upon his arrival in the evening of Monday, April 23 in Cotonou, the WAHO Director General first dined with the Minister of Health of Benin, Dr. Alassane SEIDOU and his collaborators. On the morning of Tuesday, April 24, Professor Stanley OKOLO had a tête-à-tête with Minister Alassane SEIDOU. At this session the two men reviewed (...)

8 - WAHO has developed a Manual on the utilisation of Traditional Medical Knowledge and its protection by Intellectual Property Rights

Date: 2018-04-23 08:59:58 ID: 1834

Prof Stanley OKOLO, WAHO Director General, during his official opening address Bobo-Dioulasso, BURKINA FASO The West African Health Organisation (WAHO) has held on 17-19 April, 2018, the regional meeting to validate the harmonised manual on the protection and utilisation of traditional medical knowledge. The following persons attended the meeting: traditional and conventional medicine practitioners, university researchers in botany, phytotherapy, toxicology, pharmacognosy and (...)

9 - WAHO and Nigeria CDC team up to conduct a Yellow Fever Simulation Exercise in Lagos

Date: 2018-03-12 13:03:33 ID: 1818

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lagos, Nigeria, March 12, 2018 – The West African Health Organization (WAHO), in its efforts to contribute to the capacity building of ECOWAS Member States in the area of preparedness and response to epidemics, is supporting the establishment of national emergency management mechanisms for public health emergencies. To test these mechanisms and procedures in place for the management of major public health events in the ECOWAS region, WAHO is organising a Yellow Fever (...)

10 - Professor Stanley Okolo takes office as WAHO Director-General

Date: 2018-03-04 07:20:40 ID: 1804

MARCH 2, 2018 | BOBO-DIOULASO – Today, Professor Stanley Okolo takes office as Director General of the West African Health Organization (WAHO), succeeding Dr Xavier Crespin and his deputy, Dr Laurent Assogba, both who held office since February 3, 2014. Stanley Okolo holds postgraduate degree in Obstetrics & Gynaecology from the UK. He has a PhD in Endocrinology from the University College London (UCL). He also holds professorships at City University and Middlesex University, all in (...)

11 - Nigeria donates building to WAHO to house the Regional Centre for Disease Control

Date: 2017-10-25 08:56:23 ID: 1743

Abuja, Nigeria, October 24 – The Federal Government of has on this Tuesday October 24, 2017 handed over a building to the West African Health Organization (WAHO) to host the ECOWAS Regional Center for Disease Control (RCDC). Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Nigeria CDC (NCDC) Chief Executive Officer, performed the administrative handover of the building to serve as the headquarters of the ECOWAS RCDC. Mr. Stephen Nartey, Commissioner for General Administration and Conference of the ECOWAS (...)

12 - WAHO to build a state-of-the-art health center at Bo Waterside, in Liberia

Date: 2017-10-24 17:51:52 ID: 1740

Bo Waterside, Liberia, October 20, 2017 – As its contribution to fighting cross-border diseases and epidemics, the West African Health Organization (WAHO) decided to build state-of-the-art health facilities at the Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone borders. The three countries have been chosen because of the Ebola crisis that affected them. This promise is being fulfilled and on October 20, 2017, WAHO in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Liberia has performed the (...)