Regional disease surveillance projects gulp over $583m allocated for WAHO, others, says WAHO DG


By Abujah Racheal

The Director General, West African Health Organization (WAHO), Prof Stanley Okolo, has disclosed that the World Bank-funded REDISSE programme had utilized  over $583,million allocated for WAHO and ECOWAS countries  to  fund the implementation of their 2016 -2020 strategic plan.

REDISSE stands for Regional Disease Surveillance Systems Enhancement (REDISSE), an  programme interdependent Series of Projects designed to strengthen national, regional and cross-sectoral capacity for integrated disease surveillance and response in West Africa.

Okolo made the disclosure  in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, in Abuja,  on the sidelines of the 5th Regional Steering Committee meeting of the REDISSE.

”The REDISSE Program supports 11 countries in West Africa: Guinea, Senegal, Sierra Leone (REDISSE Phase 1); Togo, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Nigeria (REDISSE Phase 2); and Benin, Niger, Mauritania, Mali (REDISSE Phase 3).

“REDISSE Phase 4…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria