Sierra Leone leads the way in Africa with fully functional electronic disease surveillance system

Freetown – 6 June 2019: Sierra Leone has become the first country in the WHO Africa region to fully transform its national disease surveillance system from paper-based to web-based electronic platform. As from today, electronic reporting of disease surveillance data is active in all public health facilities. The process, which was first piloted in just one districtContinue reading “Sierra Leone leads the way in Africa with fully functional electronic disease surveillance system”

Africa is leading the world in plastic bag bans

As of June 1, travelers to Tanzania will have to pack very carefully. The country announced the implementation of the second phase of its plastic bag ban on May 16. Visitors are advised to avoid packing or carrying any plastic bags as they’ll have to leave these at a designated desk in the airport. The first phaseContinue reading “Africa is leading the world in plastic bag bans”

RAPID RESPONSE FROM THE AIR: MEDICINES SUCCESSFULLY DELIVERED USING A PARCEL DRONE IN EAST AFRICA

Revolutionising the delivery of medicines to remote areas using drones – the pilot project Deliver Future proves that it’s not science fiction. Three experts in their respective fields are making it happen: DHL, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) andContinue reading “RAPID RESPONSE FROM THE AIR: MEDICINES SUCCESSFULLY DELIVERED USING A PARCEL DRONE IN EAST AFRICA”

Santé : Baisse des prix de 214 médicaments

Le ministère de la Santé a annoncé la baisse des prix de 214 médicaments vendus au Maroc. Cette décision entre dans le cadre de l’activation de la politique pharmaceutique nationale visant la réduction des prix des médicaments et la facilitation de l’accès des citoyens aux médicaments et aux produits d’hygiène. Cette baisse concernent les médicamentsContinue reading “Santé : Baisse des prix de 214 médicaments”