Maximising digital health technology to improve quality and patient safety in Africa
Maximising digital health technology to improve quality and…
Maximising digital health technology to improve quality and patient safety in Africa
Cotonou, Benin 19 June 2018 - The World Health Organization(WHO) has urged countries to maximise the use of digital health technology to improve…
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Judith the midwife donating blood
World Blood Donor Day: South Sudan registers more voluntary…
World Blood Donor Day: South Sudan registers more voluntary unpaid blood donors
Juba 15 June, 2018 – ‘I have witnessed it myself that most of our mothers die due to losing a lot of blood after delivery and about 80 percent die…
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La République centrafricaine se prépare pour barrer la route à Ebola | Photo: WHO/P. Lorgerie
The Central African Republic prepares for Ebola response
The Central African Republic prepares for Ebola response
12 June 2018 – Bangui “The Central African Republic has made a good start in preparing for a possible Ebola outbreak,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom…
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WHO teams in house-to-house search of suspected cases of cholera in Mubi North and South LGAs, Adamawa state
Adamawa cholera outbreak: Active search for cases in…
Adamawa cholera outbreak: Active search for cases in communities avert further spread 
Yola, 8 June, 2018 - “Initially, I thought it was nothing to worry about until I visited the toilet for the third watery stool this morning,”…
08 June 2018  |  Read more

Health Topics

Essential Medicines
The Essential Medicines help to save lives and improve health by closing the huge gap between the potential that essential medicines have to offer and the reality that…
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…
Tuberculosis
Fiche d'information Faits saillants La tuberculose (TB) est la neuvième cause de mortalité dans le monde et la principale cause d'un seul agent infectieux, en tête…
Measles
Measles is a highly infectious viral disease caused by a Morbillivirus. It only affects humans and rapidly spreads among individuals who have not been vaccinated. It is…

Events

The Third Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize
30 July 2018

Call for Nominations for Third Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize launched

The Japanese Government in collaboration with the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa has launched a call for nominations for the Third Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize. The deadline for

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World Blood Donor Day
14 June 2018

World Blood Donor Day, 14 June 2018

This year’s World Blood Donor Day theme focuses on blood donation as an act of solidarity: “Be there for someone else. Give blood. Share life”. The event draws attention to the kind gestures of

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News from Countries

Dr Kaluwa presenting a citation to one of the blood donation organizations
This year on 14 June, the World Health Organization joined the global…
(L-R) Professor Rose Leke (Chair of ARCC), Dr. Pascal Mkanda
The Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) has concluded a 5…
On the hunt for Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Marie-Roseline Darnycka Bélizaire is on the front-lines of the battle…
(Seated) Mrs Naomi Muyadeen and Head Nurse Esther Adepoju, Kuchigoro Primary Health Care Centre, Abuja.
Abuja, 20 June, 2018 - “There were no signs that the morning of 31…

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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