Uganda ends Marburg virus disease outbreak
Uganda ends Marburg virus disease outbreak
Geneva, 8 December 2017 – Uganda has successfully controlled an outbreak of Marburg virus disease (MVD) and prevented its spread only weeks after it…
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WHO commends South African parliament decision to pass tax…
WHO commends South African parliament decision to pass tax bill on sugary drinks
6 December, 2017 -The South African Parliament has taken a brave and powerful step towards promoting the health of the country’s citizens and…
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WHO lauds African First Ladies for their prominent role in…
WHO lauds African First Ladies for their prominent role in tackling Mother to Child Transmission of HIV
Abidjan, December 5, 2017 – The important role of the Organization of African First Ladies against HIV and AIDS (OAFLA) in Ending Mother-to-Child…
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HIV experts take stock of progress and challenges in…
HIV experts take stock of progress and challenges in tackling HIV among children and young adults, ahead of ICASA 
Abidjan, December 3, 2017 - As thousands of international delegates converge in Abidjan, Côte d’ Ivoire for the bi-annual Conference on…
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Health Topics

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 –…
Eye health
Visual impairment is a significant health problem in the African Region.
HIV/AIDS
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) targets the immune system and weakens people's defence systems against infections and some types of cancer. As the virus destroys…
Health information and knowledge management
With over 890 million inhabitants in 47 countries, the African Region accounts for about 12 per cent of the world’s population.

Events

12 December 2017

After Action Review for the Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Outreak

Namibia The purpose of the After Action Review (AAR) is to identify best practices and challenges encountered during the response to the CCHF outbreak and to identify/evaluate prevention, preparedness, and

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12 December 2017

Workshop to develop a Health in Policies Strategy for Namibia

Namibia Objectives of the Workshop Draft a strategy for Health in All Policies to enable government to address the social and environmental determinants of health in all public policies with improved health

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News from Countries

Photo: WHO/Acland O
FREETOWN, December 15 2017 --- In 2017, a new programme was…
Dr. Henry Nwanja facilitating a training of primary health workers on Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) in Maiduguri, Borno state.  (Photo credit: WHO/K.Igwebuike).
Maiduguri, 15 December 2017 - For the first time since…
WR ai addressing the STOP team during the debriefing
14 December, 2017, Juba: South Sudan has been polio-free since June…

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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