WorkSafe revisits business model after discovery of design flaw.

South Africa’s first web-based Safety Consultancy, WorkSafe SA, is off to a shaky start after it discovered a “design flaw” in its On-boarding process. The 30 day On-boarding process was designed to ensure a new franchisee or licensed agent fully understands the operational aspects of the business, but during the first 10 candidates discovered a […]

WHO collaborates with Ministry of Health to tackle maternal and perinatal mortality

Kano, 3 June 2021 – “To achieve accelerated reduction in maternal and perinatal mortality, the quality of care provided to pregnant women and newborns in health facilities must meet quality criteria which include health care that must be safe, effective, timely, efficient, equitable and people-centred” stated Professor  Jamilu Tukur, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital,. “Also, to […]

Risk of COVID-19 surge threatens Africa’s health facilities

Brazzaville – As the risk of a surge in COVID-19 cases increases, African countries must urgently boost critical care capacity to prevent health facilities from being overwhelmed. This comes as vaccine shipments to the continent grind to a near halt. Weak observance of preventive measures, increased population movement and interaction as well as well as […]

World No-Tobacco Day 2021: Stronger Tobacco Legislative Framework and extension of the Tobacco Cessation Services to better fight the tobacco epidemic in Mauritius

Mauritius marks the World No-Tobacco Day this year through two important events: the opening of its nineth tobacco cessation clinic at the Dr Yves Cantin Community Hospital, in Black River and the validation of the new set of tobacco regulations.   These two tobacco control measures aim at reducing the demand and the supply of tobacco […]

“The Whole Nation Together Against COVID-19” Awareness Campaign launched jointly by the Government of Mauritius, United Nations and World Health Organization

Port Louis. “Enn Sel Lepep Conte COVID” (The Whole Nation Together Against COVID) Awareness campaign was launched by the Prime Minister of Mauritius, Dr Hon. Pravin Kumar Jugnauth on 23 May 2021 at Cote D’or Sports Complexe, in the centre of the island in the presence of Her Excellency, Mrs Christine Umutoni, United Nations Resident […]

Ghana shares success story in COVID-19 vaccine rollout with Cote d’Ivoire

News on the discovery of COVID-19 vaccine brought with it, a renewed sense of hope and security as had been the expectation. Prior to that, COVID-19 response strategy had mainly been non-pharmaceutical interventions (face masks, physical distancing, hand hygiene) and the vaccines were expected to be an additional preventative measure to the pre-existing protocols. Ghana […]

Second Training of Trainers on Infection Prevention and Control

                                                                     Port Louis.  Some 27 health care workers, involving specialists, public health superintendents, medical officers and nurses across five health regions have been trained during a three day training workshop on the World Health Organization (WHO) Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) guidelines, standards, early detection, triage, diagnosis, and controls and other IPC measures. The training […]

Private sector support key in achieving Zero Malaria in Ghana

n 2019, out of the 229 million cases and 409 000 malaria deaths globally, 11 countries contributed to these statistics with 10 of these countries being in Africa including Ghana. Malaria remains a major cause of illness and death in Ghana, particularly among children and pregnant women accounting for 41% of outpatient cases due to suspected, […]