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ECOWAS inaugurates diseases control centre in Abuja

ABUJA –  ECOWAS has inaugurated a Regional Centre for Disease Control in Abuja to strengthen regional disease surveillance and outbreak response programmes. The Togolese Minister of Health, Prof. Mustapha Mijinyawa, while declaring the centre open on Wednesday, said the facility would help the ECOWAS region in its efforts at curbing diseases. The minister noted that ECOWAS member states needed to ...

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Meeting of ECOWAS Health Communication Specialists Opens in Burkina Faso


OUAGADOUGOU – The third meeting of the Network of ECOWAS Health Communication Specialists got underway on Wednesday in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. It was declared open by the Minister of Health in the country, Ouedraogo Rajssa, represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry of health. The Minister commended the West African Health Organisation, WAHO, under the headship of Director General, ...

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WAHO to build modern health facilities at Bo Waterside, Liberia

WAHO Bo Waterside Health Facilities

LIBERIA – The West African Health Organisation, WAHO, is funding construction of state-of-the-art health facilities at the Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone borders. According WAHO Communication Unit, this is in a bid to fight cross-border diseases and epidemics. The three countries have been chosen because of the Ebola crisis that affected them. Consequently, on Friday, October 20, 2017, WAHO in ...

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ECOWAS Ministers Adopt Terms of Reference of ‘One Health’ Policy Coordination Platform


The ECOWAS Commission has been tasked to urgently ensure that the Regional Animal Health Centre in Bamako, Mali, becomes operational. Ministers of Human Health, Animal Health and Environment made the call at the end of the Ministerial Meeting of ECOWAS ‘One Health’ Policy Coordination Platform held in Abuja, Nigeria on Saturday, June 17, 2017. They posited that the operation of ...

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Nigeria’s Osinbajo Opens ECOWAS Assembly of Health Ministers


Nigeria’s Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has declared open the 18th Assembly of Health Ministers holding today, Friday, at the ECOWAS Commission secretariat in Abuja. In his speech, Mr Osinbajo expressed the commitment of Nigerian Government to ensuring that the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) established by WAHO in Abuja, takes off before the end of 2017. He noted that ...

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Health Partners Discuss Maternal, Child Health Ahead of AHM


West African Health Organization (WAHO) partners on Tuesday met on the sidelines of the 18th Assembly of ECOWAS Health Ministers in Nigeria. The meeting which was attended by partners such as WHO, UNFPA and UNICEF, NEPAD, is expected to draft proposals for roadmap on hospital reform, maternal and child health for adoption of the Ministers on Friday. Declaring the session ...

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Health Emergencies: ECOWAS Ministers To Adopt ‘One Health’ Approach


ABUJA – ECOWAS Ministers of Health and Environment will converge on Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Saturday, June 17, to formalise the implementation of the “One Health” Approach in the region. Ahead of Saturday, a preparatory meeting of the ECOWAS Policy Coordination Platform on ‘One Health’ Approach is underway in Abuja. The platform brings together experts from human health, animal health ...

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Health Experts Urged To Make Recommendations to Boost WAHO


Health experts in West Africa have been enjoined to come up with recommendations that can boost the activties of the West African Health Organisation, WAHO, in the region. Director General of WAHO, Dr. Xavier Crespin, gave the charge on Tuesday, while declaring open Health Experts’ Committee Meeting at the ECOWAS Commission secretariat in Abuja, Nigeria, ahead of the Assembly of ...

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WAHO DG Urges Liaison Officers To Be Good Ambassadors


Director General of the West African Health Organization, Dr Xavier Crespin has charged Liaison Officers to be good Ambassadors of WAHO in their respective countries. Dr Crespin gave the charge on Monday while declaring open the Liaison Officers’ Meeting in Abuja, ahead of the 18th ECOWAS Assembly of Health Ministers holding in the Nigerian capital on Friday, June 16. He ...

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World Health Organisation Elects First African DG


Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia will be the next director general of the World Health Organization (WHO). He will be the first African to head up the UN agency, after winning the most votes from 186 member states. He replaces Margaret Chan, who will step down from her 10-year post at the end of June. During her tenure, the WHO’s ...

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