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Michael McCarthy remarked: “We are proud to continue working together with the Liberian Government, the private sector and civil society to do everything we can to mitigate the pandemic’s high toll on life, livelihoods and social impacts,” External link

who-afro Thursday, July 29, 2021 6:11:00 PM CEST

Osagie Ehanire said: “food safety and hygiene is critical for achieving primary health care as it constitutes one of the major pillars of disease prevention and health promotion” External link

who-afro Thursday, July 29, 2021 5:41:00 PM CEST

Andreas Holm said: “It is so easy to lose sight of the other health activities that need to go on because of COVID-19. Communicable diseases, sanitation, clean water, and other areas are all losing funding and attention” External link

who-afro Wednesday, July 28, 2021 3:07:00 PM CEST

Francis Kasolo says: “We have a migratory population that travels routinely from north to south across the country so their animals can graze,” External link

who-afro Tuesday, July 27, 2021 3:36:00 PM CEST

Francis Kasolo says: “Measles was a particularly devastating disease here, and citizens understand how measles vaccines reduced mortality. So we used this as a base for our advocacy efforts with the public to build confidence and drive uptake,” External link

who-afro Tuesday, July 27, 2021 3:36:00 PM CEST

Liberata Mulamula said: “Tanzania has a track record of doing very well with immunization. This COVID-19 vaccine is not different from the other vaccines. Let us embrace the same spirit with these vaccines. We will continue to work in collaboration with partners and nations, because partnership is the way to go” External link

who-afro Monday, July 26, 2021 8:03:00 AM CEST

Andrew Black added: “For this reason, we want to promote the WHO FCTC as being pro-farmer, not anti-farmer as many of the big international tobacco companies try to suggest” External link

who-afro Wednesday, July 7, 2021 2:33:00 PM CEST

Sílvia Lutucuta says: “The system starts with registration, then screening and vaccination. We also have a control area in case of adverse effects,” External link

who-afro Friday, July 2, 2021 8:05:00 PM CEST

Djamila Cabral notes: “The innovative registration system allows for the real-time monitoring of all that is happening. It also helps significantly boost vaccination rates in large population centres,” External link

who-afro Friday, July 2, 2021 8:05:00 PM CEST

Djamila Cabral says: “The commitment and energy from Angola’s government to get the vaccine rollout right was exemplary from very early on,” External link

who-afro Friday, July 2, 2021 8:05:00 PM CEST

Fabian Ndenzako said: “The introduction of the routine second dose of IPV will contribute to the reduction of paralysis due to the poliovirus” External link

who-afro Thursday, July 1, 2021 3:42:00 PM CEST

Andrea Suley stated: “Today, we are witnessing a pivotal moment in South Sudan’s implementation of the Polio Endgame Strategic Plan 2019-2023. UNICEF is committed to supporting the Ministry of Health through our role in providing cold chain equipment, supplies, last mile delivery of vaccines and motivating parents to vaccinate their children against polio” External link

who-afro Thursday, July 1, 2021 3:42:00 PM CEST

Charles Njuguna says: “Apart from other critical public health measures for preventing EVD infection, the Ebola vaccine is a powerful public health tool at our disposal that can protect the health care workers and other frontline service providers who are at high risk of exposure,” External link

who-afro Monday, June 21, 2021 1:35:00 PM CEST

Tedros Adhanom said: “I commend the affected communities, the government and people of Guinea, health workers, partners and everyone else whose dedicated efforts made it possible to contain this Ebola outbreak,” External link

who-afro Saturday, June 19, 2021 1:26:00 PM CEST

Peter Clement says: “The current wave of COVID-19 pandemic is challenging to the already stretched health system in Liberia. However, I am optimistic that our collective efforts and support during this pandemic to improve testing and strengthen IPC measures will prevent further spread of COVID-19” External link

who-afro Friday, June 18, 2021 6:08:00 PM CEST

Fabian Ndenzako said: “Given South Sudan’s increased vulnerability to Yellow Fever, strengthening capacities for surveillance, especially the cross-border surveillance and response systems is paramount for early detection and rapid containment of Yellow Fever to reduce needless illnesses and deaths” External link

who-afro Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:33:00 PM CEST

Lizzie Nkosi explains: “The biggest success has been the public demand and acceptance of the vaccine,” External link

who-afro Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:01:00 AM CEST

Mary Stephens says: “Rwanda’s points of entry surveillance system is playing a crucial role in COVID-19 response and can be replicated in other countries to help stem the spread of the virus and protect lives,” External link

who-afro Friday, June 11, 2021 8:27:00 PM CEST

Yuka Makino says: “We are rethinking the future of oral health care system, including through education and training and using digital platforms to improve the capacity of primary care workers as well as taking a more integrated approach to oral health service provision to meet the huge needs,” External link

who-afro Friday, June 11, 2021 7:56:00 PM CEST

Yuka Makino points out (about Oral Health): “Oral health services in most African countries are centred around oral health professionals and oral diseases. This means that there is little collaboration across and beyond health sectors. As such prevention of oral diseases by controlling modifiable risk factors such as tobacco use, alcohol consumption and an unhealthy diet high in free sugars which are common to the four leading noncommunicable diseases (cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes) is difficult,” External link

who-afro Friday, June 11, 2021 7:56:00 PM CEST

Osagie Ehanire mentioned: “Tobacco use or exposure to second-hand smoke is the leading preventable risk factor for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like hypertension, stroke, cancers, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases” External link

who-afro Thursday, June 3, 2021 10:44:00 AM CEST

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