Tag Archives: Africa

WHO elects first ever African director-general after tense vote

May 2017 theguardian; The World Health Organisation has its first ever director-general from Africa, after the election of Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the former Ethiopian health minister. Dr Tedros, as he is known, beat the British candidate, Dr David Nabarro, after three tense rounds of voting on Tuesday. Third was …

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14 social entrepreneurs to improve maternal & child health in Africa

February 2017 cnbcafrica; Today, in Nairobi, Kenya, the GE healthymagination Mother and Child Programme will graduate 14 social entrepreneurs who completed training and mentorship aimed at improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa. GE and Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship will graduate 14 …

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New UN Health Agency Guidelines Aim to Stop Surgical Infections and Arrest Spread of ‘Superbugs’

November 2016 UNNewsCentre; Warning that millions of people die every year from preventable surgical infections, particularly in developing countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued new guidelines today on tackling hospital-acquired infections with the aim of saving lives, cutting costs and arresting the spread of ‘superbugs.’ “No one should get …

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