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Wednesday, 19 December 2018 14:51

Latest Experiences at WHO Headquarters

How time flies? Some Two months ago when I started my interning at the WHO headquarters my supervisor cautioned me that I have to make every moment count as the three months allocated for my internship can be so short. And indeed, the time has gone by just like the snap of a finger. Here am I reflecting on the last few weeks of my stay in Geneva.

The goal of the Global Framework for Development and Stewardship to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance (the Framework) is to promote and protect the health of humans, animals, plants and to protect the environment in recognition of their interconnection under the One Health approach.

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Geneva is a very welcoming city, arriving to the airport you are offered a free train ticket to reach the main Station: Cornavin. From there, you can discover all the exciting Geneva districts.

The WHO Headquarters is a prestigious building, administered by a rather complex system set up to make daily life easier for staff and offering modern conveniences.

 

During my flight from Cameroon, which lasted over 10 hours with a five-hour transit at Istanbul, I couldn’t stop imagining how it will feel entering the city of Geneva and Switzerland. I had read about Geneva to be a great historical city with rich touristic attractions and host to head offices of many international organisations. However, this would be my first time of visiting the city, besides having being to other cities in Europe. The anxiety reached summit level as my airplane safely landed in the Geneva international airport.

Thursday, 25 October 2018 11:17

Declaration of Astana

Heads of State and Government, ministers and representatives of States and Governments, participating in the 'Global Conference on Primary Health Care: From Alma-Ata towards universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals' are meeting in Astana today and tomorrow (25th & 26th October 2018) to reaffirm the commitments expressed in the ambitious and visionary Declaration of Alma-Ata of 1978 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; and have released the new Declaration of Astana. 

 

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Wednesday, 24 October 2018 11:00

ISQua support of the Astana Declaration

The world came together for two days in Astana, Kazakhstan, at the Global Conference on Primary Health Care (From Alma-Ata towards Universal Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals) to renew a commitment to primary health care to achieve universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals. The Conference was held at the Palace of Independence and co-hosted by the Government of Kazakhstan, WHO and UNICEF.

 

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Wednesday, 24 October 2018 10:40

WHO Technical Series on Safer Primary Care

This week at the 40th anniversary of the Declaration of Alma-Ata, the world will assemble at the Global Conference on Primary Health Care, Astana, to recommit to strengthening primary health care for achieving universal health coverage. Safe primary care is key to the attainment of Health for All, with safety being essential to make universal health coverage effective; because even when care is available, quality problems are widespread and take various forms.

 

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Friday, 07 September 2018 13:38

ISQua's Declaration on Patient Safety

Of all the domains of quality in healthcare, patient safety is the one that transcends every aspect of a persons journey in healthcare.

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Monday, 07 May 2018 12:49

Meet ISQua's 2018 Emerging Leaders

We were overwhelmed with the quality of applicants who applied to become ISQua's 2018 Emerging Leader and in the end, it was impossible to choose only one!

Friday, 07 September 2018 09:44

Report on IPAF & KZNDHC Conference

The first conference on the 19th May 2017 was the Health Policy Reform by the National IPA Foundation. We heard presentations and debates on the need to re-engineer healthcare. The need for a new 

structure under the stewardship of the National Health Insurance (NHI).

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