Cholera vaccination campaign begins in north-eastern Nigeria
Cholera vaccination campaign begins in north-eastern Nigeria
Mass vaccination effort will target over 915,000 people to contain cholera outbreak in Borno state MAIDUGURI, 18 September 2017 – A major…
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Cameroon investigates yaws outbreak among indigenous…
Cameroon investigates yaws outbreak among indigenous populations
21 July 2017, Geneva – Cameroon’s Ministry of Public Health has announced it will further investigate an outbreak of yaws, which over the past few…
15 September 2017  |  Read more
Eradicating dracunculiasis: Chad intensifies national…
Eradicating dracunculiasis: Chad intensifies national campaign as ninth human case is confirmed
6 September 2017 | Geneva -- The Ministry of Public Health of Chad has launched a national “Heroes of Guinea-worm campaign” to accelerate the prompt…
06 September 2017  |  Read more
WCO Tanzania takes the Transformation Agenda forwards
WCO Tanzania takes the Transformation Agenda forwards
Dar es Salaam, 24-28 July 2017 - The Transformation Agenda is a programme for accelerating the implementation of WHO reform within the WHO African…
26 July 2017  |  Read more

Health Topics

Neglected Tropical Diseases
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) encompass 17 bacterial, parasitic and viral diseases that occur solely, or principally in tropical regions.
immunization-polio
Polio is a highly infectious viral disease that it invades the nervous system, and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours.
Diabetes
Diabetes in the Region is a serious, chronic and costly disease that is estimated to rise to 23.9 million cases by 2030.
Protection of the Human Environment
The Protection of the Human Environment Programme provides guidance and technical support to Member States of the WHO African Region

Events

World Hepatitis Summit 2017
01 November 2017

World Hepatitis Summit 2017

The theme of the World Hepatitis Summit 2017 is Implementing the Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis (GHSS): Towards the elimination of hepatitis as a public health threat. More

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News from Countries

Medical supplies allocated to flood affected areas being dispatched to partners. Photo WHO
18 September 2017, Juba – The World Health Organization (WHO) in…
Training in session
Zanzibar, 12—14 September 2017: The government of Zanzibar recently…
Field worker demonstrating snail collection
Zanzibar, 12-16 September 2017: Schistosomiasis also known as…
The team of consultants - Ms Zorodzai Machekanyanga, Mr Brine Masvikeni, Dr Mutale Mumba from WHO/IST, Dr Kazoka Antony-WHO Tanzania and Mr Kiptoon Shem- WHO Kenya during the MR IPV Post Introduction Evaluation debriefing meeting at Sibane Hotel in Ezulwini
The Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) and Measles Rubella (MR) vaccine…

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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