WHO’s Africa Nutrition Report highlights an increase in…
WHO’s Africa Nutrition Report highlights an increase in malnutrition in Africa.
Critical gaps in data also a concern. Abidjan, 16 November, 2017 - A newly released nutrition report by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional…
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Disease outbreak news update – Marburg virus disease –…
Disease outbreak news update – Marburg virus disease – Uganda and Kenya
15 November 2017 - On 17 October 2017, the Ugandan Ministry of Health (MoH) notified WHO of a confirmed outbreak of Marburg Virus Disease in…
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Plague in Madagascar - Disease Outbreak News Update
Plague in Madagascar - Disease Outbreak News Update
15 November 2017 Since 1 August 2017, Madagascar has been experiencing a large outbreak of plague. As of 10 November 2017, a total of 2119…
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Treating diabetes takes more than insulin: Senegal mobile…
Treating diabetes takes more than insulin: Senegal mobile phone project promoting public health
November 2017 Information and communications technology, or ICTs, especially the mobile phone, are changing expectations around access to health…
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Health Topics

Sanitation
Sanitation generally refers to the provision of facilities and services for the safe disposal of human urine and faeces.
water
Water is essential for life and good health. Fresh water is not only needed for drinking but also cooking, food production and a variety of other uses such as sanitation…
Traditional medicine
Traditional medicine refers to the knowledge, skills and practises based on the theories, beliefs and experiences indigenous to different cultures, used in the…
Marburg haemorrhagic fever
Marburg haemorrhagic fever (MHF) is a viral haemorrhagic fever and a virus from the same family as the one that causes Ebola haemorrhagic fever.

Events

Exchange of Views with the European Parliament on Health and Communicable Diseases in the African Region
29 November 2017

Exchange of Views with the European Parliament on Health and Communicable Diseases in the African Region

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa has been invited by the European Parliament Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) to discuss health and communicable

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Previous meeting
05 November 2017

40th Annual Meeting of Representatives of National Pharmacovigilance Centres participating in the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring

Uganda Uganda was chosen as the host of the 40th annual meeting of representatives of National Pharmacovigilance Centres (NPC) participating in the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring (PIDM) in

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Séance de travail, personnes ressources du ministère de la santé et partenaires
02 November 2017

Validation du Plan National de Renforcent du Système de Santé au Togo

Togo Dans le cadre du renforcement du système de santé, le Ministère de la santé et de la protection sociale organise du 02 au 03 Novembre 2017 à Tsévié, un atelier consacré à la validation du Plan

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News from Countries

raising awareness on antibiotic resistance with school children in Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, November 17 2017 --- Staff from the Ministry of Health and…
Dignitaries at the launch of Antibiotic Awareness Week
Mr, Kingsley Aboagye Gyedu, the Deputy Minister of Health, has urged…
Diabetes screening for the general public
The Honourable Deputy Minister for Health, Mr Aboagye Gyedu, has…
Minister of Health, Dr, Jane Ruth Aceng receives the motorcycles from WHO Acting Rep in Uganda, Dr. Jack Abdoulie as Ministry officials look on
Kampala, 17 November 2017:- The World Health Organization (WHO) has…

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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