WHO moves to contain Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak
WHO moves to contain Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak
13 February 2018, ABUJA - The World Health Organization is scaling up its response to an outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria, which has spread to 17…
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First ladies launched new campaign “Free To Shine” to…
First ladies launched new campaign “Free To Shine” to optimize their commitment to fight against AIDS
Addis Ababa 29th January 2018: First ladies assembled for the 20th ordinary general assembly of the Organization of the African First Ladies against…
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The 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African…
The 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union kicked off in Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa, 28 January 2018 - Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director (RD) for Africa participated in the official opening ceremony of the annual…
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Hexavalent vaccine: less injections and more protection for…
Hexavalent vaccine: less injections and more protection for babies
The Hexavalent Vaccine, a six-in-one vaccine protecting babies against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), poliomyelitis, Haemophilus…
09 January 2018  |  Read more

Health Topics

Viral haemorrhagic fever
Viral haemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) refer to a group of epidemic prone diseases that are caused by several distinct families of viruses.
Health Policies and Service Delivery
The Health Policies and Service Delivery Programme (HPS) provides technical support to countries for the development of evidence based health policies and plans and…
tobacco control
Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death in the world. Tobacco control actions will prevent young people from starting to use tobacco, help current tobacco…
Rabies
Rabies is a zoonosis (a disease that is transmitted from animals to humans) that is caused by a virus.

Events

05 March 2018

Joint External Evaluation of implementation of IHR (2005) capacities in Seychelles, 5-9 March 2018

Seychelles Joint External Evaluation of implementation of IHR (2005) capacities in Seychelles (JEE)

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International Conference on Family Planning
12 February 2018

International Conference on Family Planning

Rwanda International Conference on Family Planning      Kigali, Rwanda 12-15 November 2018               Kigali

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News from Countries

HPV Vaccination
Context and Issue • Rwanda suffered a catastrophic genocide against…
Community Health Champion educating household members on the common household diseases and preventive measures. Photo  WHO NOA, Borno state.
Maiduguri, 16 February 2018 - With multiple disease outbreaks looming…
Dr Otim Patrick training volunteers on how to fill active case search forms
Juba, 14 February 2018 – Following the detection of a suspected Rift…

Multimedia

field report from Koinadugu, Sierra Leone
Stepping up the fight against Ebola in Western Sierra Leone
Survivors in Limbo
Hand hygiene in Ebola care facilities
Infographics
Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 goals with 169 targets that all 191 UN Member States have agreed to try to achieve by the year 2030.

 

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