In Jigawa State, WHO backs malaria research

Dutse, 9 June, 2021 – The World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting a recent move by the Jigawa State Government to sponsor research on malaria, a preventable but persistent disease in Nigeria. On a recent weekday, WHO officials toured and certified for use a new Entomological Surveillance Site located at the Federal University Dutse (FUD), […]

Stakeholders throw weight behind food safety amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Abuja June 7, 2021 – “My stomach started aching, I threw up all day, as if my entire digestive system wants to come out. I felt very weak. I couldn’t understand what was happening around me. I was rushed back to the shores for medical treatment”, narrated 48-year-old Mr. Azok Nsirem, a fisherman in Andoni, Rivers […]

Mine Safety body joins the South African Dream

The Association of Mining Safety Professionals of South Africa has joined the Zero Harm dream and offers memberships to safety professionals in the mining industry. This brings the number of safety associations in South Africa equal to the rest of the world. One more, and SA as a country will have more VA’s than the […]

WHO facilitates training of health workers on mental health service provision in humanitarian setting

On 27 May to 02 June 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) collaborated with Mekelle University and Tigray Regional Health Bureau to provide training of trainers (ToT) on mental health service provision in humanitarian settings using the Mental Health Gap Action (mhGAP – Humanitarian Version) to 33 health care professionals workers including psychiatric nurses, clinical […]

WHO Angola supports the Education sector to improve Health in Schools

Luanda, 07th June 2021 – The WHO Representative in Angola, Dr. Djamila Cabral, met in Luanda the Minister of Education of Angola, Dr. Luísa Grilo, to whom she addressed issues related to the cooperation with WHO, on the availability to support the country in developing a robust school health plan. According to the Minister of […]

WorkSafe launches Remote Work Training Course

WorkSafe SA has decided to outsource its onboarding process to speed up its roll out ahead of the new OHS Act changes. Elaine van Vuuren, National Operational Safety Director for the company, responsible for Agent Onboarding, said it is an ideal opportunity for individuals to create their own income in a market where unemployment and […]

Preventing sexual abuse and exploitation in Guinea

N’zerekore – In the small village of Sinkolé in the densely-forested south-east of Guinea, scores of men and women gather outside a ramshackle community hall on a Friday morning. Marius Djo, a World Health Organization (WHO) advisor on Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (PSEA), waits for everyone to take a seat on old wooden […]

Expert Insights: Crisis Response in a Changing Climate

Commentary A New Way to Manage the Growing Global Refugee Situation As of 2020, a full 1 percent of humanity is living in displacement—as refugees, internally displaced persons, or asylum-seekers—because of conflict or persecution. The world’s existing strategies for managing the displaced are no longer sufficient, but the next U.S. administration has an opportunity to […]

Sheqafrica.co.za comes to an end

Sheqafrica Corporate Services (Pty)Ltd has lost the battle with Cygma Internet Solutions and their website has been removed from the internet. In a dismal last attempt to keep sheqafrica.co.za going, Diane Swartz, a Safety practitioner based in Richard’s Bay, made an offer to SACS to take it over. The asking price was a measly R995, […]

New professional body to challenge SAIOSH membership

The South African Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (SAIOSH) is the largest voluntary association for OHS in South Africa. But this might soon change as a new gunslinger just rode into town. The Safety File Factories, Printers and Copy Paste Association (SFFPCPA) recently announced that they are the new professional body for leading experts […]