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…
18 September 2017  |  Read more
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
Partners agree to harmonise actions to improve the…
Partners agree to harmonise actions to improve the effectiveness of humanitarian efforts
Dakar, 18 July 2017 - Organisations involved in managing health emergencies and disease outbreaks in the African Region have agreed on better ways of…
26 July 2017  |  Read more

Health Topics

Diabetes
Diabetes in the Region is a serious, chronic and costly disease that is estimated to rise to 23.9 million cases by 2030.
newborn
A newborn infant, or neonate, is a child under 28 days of age. During these first 28 days of life, the child is at the highest risk of dying.
Public Health Surveillance
Public health surveillance is the on-going systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of health data. It includes the timely dissemination of the resulting…
Sanitation
Sanitation generally refers to the provision of facilities and services for the safe disposal of human urine and faeces.

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…
Field worker demonstrating snail collection
Zanzibar, 12-16 September 2017: Schistosomiasis also known as…
Training in session
Zanzibar, 12—14 September 2017: The government of Zanzibar recently…
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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