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Technical guidance and aide-mémoire on good manufacturing practice inspection of pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities with focus on reducing the incidence of antimicrobial resistance

Publications [email protected] Thu, 09/05/2024 – 09:49 Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been a health policy challenge for the past 75 years, although response has varied greatly over time, and between countries and regions. Every year at least 700,000 people die from drug-resistant infections. If AMR remains unchecked, the annual death toll could rise to 10 million …

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Celebration of 50th anniversary of the Expanded Immunization Programmme in Sao Tome and Principe

Celebration of 50th anniversary of the Expanded Immunization Programmme in Sao Tome and Principe 08 May 2024 [email protected] Wed, 08/05/2024 – 15:29 The celebration of 2024 African Vaccination Week was launched on 3rd May in the community of Madalena, in the district of Mé-zochi. The event organized by the Minister of Health, Ângela COSTA, was …

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The Precision Public Health Strategy: Driving data-informed health policies and interventions in the WHO African Region

Publications [email protected] Mon, 06/05/2024 – 13:39 Precision Public Health (PPH) is about delivering “the right intervention at the right time, every time, to the right population.”1. It focuses on a people-centred approach, identifying communities at risk through the innovative use of technologies innovations and analytics. Applying PPH will ensure that countries will deliver on the …

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Namibia reaches key milestone in eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and hepatitis B  

Namibia reaches key milestone in eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and hepatitis B   06 May 2024 [email protected] Mon, 06/05/2024 – 11:32 Windhoek – Namibia has become the first country in Africa – and the first high-burden country in the world – to reach a significant milestone on the path towards eliminating vertical mother-to-child transmission of …

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Africa Health Workforce Investment Charter: Enabling sustainable health workforce investments for universal health coverage and health security for the Africa we want

Publications [email protected] Mon, 06/05/2024 – 09:21 Smart and sustained investments in the health workforce are crucial for improving health, economic and social outcomes. The Africa Health Workforce Investment Charter materializes the joint commit- ment of investment partners – including governments, key stakeholders, and development and financ- ing partners – to align their priorities with population health needs. …

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WHO Africa investment case: Addressing the Burden of NCDs in the African Region through the PEN-Plus Regional Strategy

Publications [email protected] Tue, 23/04/2024 – 13:10 Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) accounted for 37% of all deaths in the WHO African region in 2019, up from 24% in 2000. The proportion of premature NCD-related deaths, i.e. deaths between 30 and 70 years of age, in the region, stands at 63.6%, higher than the global average of 41.8% …

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