Extending health coverage in the Democratic Republic of…
Extending health coverage in the Democratic Republic of Congo
13 July 2017 – In the Tanganyika province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, going to a health centre often means traveling long distances over…
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WHO report finds dramatic increase in life-saving tobacco…
WHO report finds dramatic increase in life-saving tobacco control policies in last decade
19 July 2017 – In a new report published today, WHO finds that about 4.7 billion people, or 63% of the world’s population, are covered by at least…
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5 places where WHO needs more emergencies funding to help…
5 places where WHO needs more emergencies funding to help people now
To help people living in some of the world’s most dire emergency situations, WHO relies on funding from Member States. In 2017, WHO has asked for US…
12 July 2017  |  Learn More
Welcoming WHO’S new Director-General
Welcoming WHO’S new Director-General
On 1 July 2017, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus begins his 5-year term as WHO’s new Director-General. Dr Tedros previously served as Minister of Health…
01 July 2017  |  Learn More

Health Topics

Obesity
Obesity rates are rapidly increasing in the African Region, as in most parts of the world.
Hygiene
Hygiene refers to conditions and practices that help to maintain health and prevent the spread of diseases.
Child health
Ongoing care of children and families can reduce the risk of maltreatment reoccurring and can minimize its consequences.
Cholera
Cholera is an infectious disease that causes severe watery diarrhoea, and can lead to dehydration and kill within hours if left untreated. People with low immunity –…

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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28 August 2017

Sixty-seventh session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa

The WHO Regional Committee for Africa is the Organization's governing body in the African Region. There are currently 47 Member States in the region. It is the annual flagship meeting of ministers of

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28 July 2017

World Hepatitis Day 2017

The World Hepatitis Day on 28 July 2017 is an opportunity to add momentum to all efforts to implement the WHO's first global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis for 2016-2021 and help Member

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1st WHO Africa Health Forum
27 June 2017

1st WHO Africa Health Forum

The Forum covers WHO AFRO’s vision for health and development across the continent including how to improve health security, progress towards equity and Universal Health Coverage (UHC), and the

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News from Countries

01	Group picture of participants of the “Regional Expert Meeting on Medicine Regulatory Harmonization Initiative”
The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) convened the…
Youth promoting HIV testing
Lusaka - 21 July 2017- Following the completion of phase one of the…
Dr  Ibrahima-Soce Fall makes a presentaion on the emergency hub  at the Ministry of Health, Nairobi  as Dr Rudi Eggers, WR Kenya, looks on
July 14, 2017 - The creation of an emergency hub in Nairobi by World…
Dignitaries at the ceremony with Prof. JM Dangou in the middle flanked by the US Ambassador (l) and Hon. Minister for Health and Social Welfare (r)
An event to celebrate the advancements and achievements in Malaria…

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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