SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
I joined WHO in Malawi in 2020 as a national UN Volunteer Communications Officer. I am one of over 120 UN Volunteers serving with WHO across 38 countries in Africa through the Africa Women Health Champions (AWHC), a joint initiative of WHO and the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme.
14 August 2023
East and Southern Africa
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The event was attended by government officials and UN agency representatives, with 50 people participating in person and 79 online.  In his welcome address, Dr Ali Ahmed Yahaya spoke, representing the WHO Africa Regional Director. He commended the efforts and commitment of volunteers to achieve WHO's mandate and their involvement with communities to improve public health systems in Africa.
21 December 2022
East and Southern Africa, West and Central Africa
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
With sincere thanks for the continued support of our partners, we reflect on partnership highlights with four of our UN partners – the World Health Organization (WHO), UN Women, UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) and UN Development Programme (UNDP).
31 December 2021
Global
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SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Since the onset of COVID-19, online content and social media have become more important forms of public communication than ever. As a communications officer, I am heavily involved in the strategic management of WHO Madagascar's social media and online presence. I support implementation of communications strategies to position the organization as a lead partner in health responses in the country.
27 April 2021
East and Southern Africa
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The scope of my work is centered on preventing non-communicable disease risk factors, which include tobacco consumption, alcohol abuse, unhealthy diets and physical inactivity. These all contribute to the increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases like diabetes, hypertension and cancer, to name just a few. People who suffer most from the complications of COVID-19 are those with non-communicable diseases. Thus, I am determined to help countries prevent these diseases.
01 April 2021
West and Central Africa
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
I have volunteered on campaigns to end Hepatitis B and "Peste des Petits ruminants" in animals in many inaccessible communities in Northern Nigeria. The Africa Women Health Champions initiative came at the right time in my professional carerr, as I was looking for opportunities to join UNV to broaden my experience and learn from others.  Moving from a national project assistant position in Nigeria to an international UN Volunteer assignment in Ethiopia to support country emergency preparedness and international health regulation was like climbing a ladder by skipping steps.  
10 September 2020
West and Central Africa
Success stories
SDG 3: Good health and well-being, SDG 5: Gender equality, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
African countries and WHO are redoubling their efforts to strengthen people’s health and well-being in a region with some of the highest rates of disease in the world. With the Africa Women Health Champions, UNV and WHO will recruit early-career women professionals to promote health across the 47 countries where WHO is present on the continent.
16 March 2020
West and Central Africa
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