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Tag Archives: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Leaders urged to fulfill commitments to end TB

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organisation has called upon world leaders to fulfill their commitments to end Tuberculosis by providing preventive TB treatments to citizens. A quarter of the world ‘s population is estimated to be infected with TB bacteria. These people are neither sick nor …

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WHO to examine COVID-19 cases in Africa

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization-WHO will scrutinize the COVID-19 cases that have been reported in Africa. This comes at a time when more countries on the African continent seem to be reporting cases of the disease. According to WHO officials, scrutiny is needed to ascertain …

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Only 72 percent of TB patients complete treatment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Only 72% of TB patients complete treatment. This is according to Dr Stavia Turyahabwe, the Assistant Commissioner for the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Programme. Turyahabwe says this creates worry as those who don’t complete their doses risk spreading multi-drug resistant TB in addition to …

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WHO report offers leaders tips on tackling NCDs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new report by the World Health Organisation-WHO has offered tips to leaders on tackling accidents and Non Communicable Diseases-NCDs. The report, power of cities: tackling Non Communicable Diseases and road traffic injuries, notes that although cities face a lot of public health challenges from …

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1000 survivors: Harnessing hope to end DRC Ebola outbreak

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The 1000th survivor of the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was released from care yesterday, a testament of the tireless efforts of thousands of local health workers and partners, the World Health Organisation said on Friday. The outbreak that began …

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More action needed to help smokers quit-WHO report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organisation is calling upon countries to increase measures being taken up to help  citizens stop smoking tobacco. The call was made on Monday during the release of 2018 Global Tobacco Epidemic report in Brazil. According to the report, despite strides made by …

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Algeria declared malaria-free by World Health Organisation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Algeria has been officially recognized as malaria-free, becoming the third country in Africa to be officially declared malaria-free, after Mauritius, which was certified in 1973 and Morocco in 2010. The certification by the World Health Organisation is granted when a country proves beyond a reasonable doubt, …

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