7th ICAN Congress

The 7th ICAN Congress has now concluded, click here to read more!

Dr Yogandree Ramsamy awarded 2018 Institute Mérieux-ICAN Young Investigator Award

UKZN PhD student, Dr Yogandree Ramsamy, was recently awarded the 2018 Institute Mérieux-ICAN Young Investigator Award in recognition of her research into Antimicrobial resistance...

Countries from IGAD team up to end polio: Plan to vaccinate about six million under five children

Four countries from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) signed a communique on polio eradication in Garissa, Kenya on 14th September 2018. The communique...

Uganda Prepares to Vaccinate against Ebola in Case the Virus Strikes the Country

As Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) preparedness activities intensify in Uganda, the Ministry of Health with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) is making arrangements to...

WHO is scaling up response to a fast-moving cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe’s capital

The World Health Organization (WHO) is scaling up its response to an outbreak of cholera in Zimbabwe, which is expanding quickly in Harare, the country’s capital with a...

WHO Democratic Republic of the Congo – External Situation Report 07: 18 September 2018

The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo continues to be closely monitored, with the Ministry of Health, WHO and...

New WSD Infographics from Global Sepsis Alliance Now Available!

As you know, September 13th is World Sepsis Day. To celebrate the occasion, the Global Sepsis Alliance completely overhauled their infographics - they are available to download...

“It’s in your hands – prevent sepsis in healthcare”

Dear Colleagues It is my pleasure to update you on the latest information and resources for the 5 May 2018 global hand hygiene campaign. Please disseminate it to your own...

Kenya in determined effort to keep polio virus at bay

Kenya remains determined to keep the country free of the polio virus following a finding of a circulating vaccine-derived polio virus in an environmental water sample in Nairobi...

WHO convenes a meeting for pilot testing of the 3rd edition of the Technical Guidelines for Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR)

Zambia is one of the three countries that have been selected for piloting the 3rd edition of the Technical Guidelines for Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) for...

African Health Ministers commit to ending cholera outbreaks by 2030

African Health Ministers have pledged to implement key strategies for ending cholera outbreaks in the African region by 2030. Forty-seven African countries adopted the Regional...


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