Foundation launches global wash campaign

To accelerate progress towards water access and security for citizens in developing countries, Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) has disclosed plans to embark on a major global water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) campaign. The launch followed the United Nations (UN) Secretary General’s call to action on WASH in healthcare facilities in March 2018, which coincides with […]

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World Health Organization urges farmers to stop using antibiotics for growth promotion

Employees work at a factory producing food supplements for animals containing extracts of essential oils to reinforce antibiotics that are becoming less effective against resistant bacteria, in the northeastern Moroccan city of Fez on June 30, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The World Health Organization urged farmers on Tuesday to stop using antibiotics to promote growth […]

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World Health Organization rescinds decision in naming Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as UN goodwill envoy to Africa

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe The World Health Organization (WHO) has overturned it controversial decision, made quite recently, in appointing Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as its “goodwill ambassador” to Africa following international outrage. The director-general of the United Nations organization, Tedros Adhanom, made the announcement on Sunday, four days after he appointed the 93-year-old Zimbabwean president […]

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World Health Organization ‘rethinking’ decision on Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe (photo by AFP) The World Health Organization (WHO) will be reconsidering a decision to name Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe “a goodwill ambassador” after facing criticism. The director-general of the United Nations’ health agency, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on Twitter on Saturday that he understood the “concerns” and that he was […]

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