Tanzania is first African country to reach an important milestone in the regulation of medicines
Tanzania is first African country to reach an important…
Tanzania is first African country to reach an important milestone in the regulation of medicines
Brazzaville / 10 December 2018: Tanzania is the first confirmed country in Africa to achieve a well-functioning, regulatory system for…
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Niger vaccinates 152,000 people against cholera in high-risk areas    
Niger vaccinates 152,000 people against cholera in high-…
Niger vaccinates 152,000 people against cholera in high-risk areas    
6 December 2018, Niamey – The Government of Niger with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners has successfully…
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African countries test their capacity to respond to a deadly global flu pandemic
African countries test their capacity to respond to a…
African countries test their capacity to respond to a deadly global flu pandemic
Brazzaville, 4 December 2018 – A simulation of a response to a deadly global flu pandemic involving more than 40 countries, including 10 on the…
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Foot dipping in Chlorine solution at the Uganda-DRC border as part of the measures taken
JOINT RELEASE: Clarification on alleged Ebola death in…
JOINT RELEASE: Clarification on alleged Ebola death in Kabarole District.
Kampala, 28 November 2018 - Following media stories on the alleged suspected Ebola death in Kabarole District, the Ministry of Health together…
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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 –…
Antimicrobial Resistance
Antimicrobial resistance happens when microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites) change when they are exposed to antimicrobial drugs (such as…
Cancer
The burden of cancer has been on the increase over the past few decades. In 2012 alone, 8.2 million people worldwide were estimated to have died from cancer. More than…
Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation is a set of measures that assist an individual who experience, or are likely to experience, disability to achieve and maintain optimal functioning in…

Events

The second Africa Health Forum: Achieving Universal Health Coverage and Health Security in Africa
26 March 2019

The second Africa Health Forum - Achieving Universal Health Coverage and Health Security in Africa: The Africa we want to see

The Forum is scheduled to take place in Praia, Cabo Verde from 26 - 28 March 2019.

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World Health Organization Africa Innovation Challenge
10 December 2018

World Health Organization Africa Innovation Challenge: Promoting African Solutions for Africa’s Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) in the African Region has launched the WHO Africa Innovation Challenge.

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World AIDS Day 2018
01 December 2018

World AIDS Day 2018

On 1 December 2018, the world community will come together to mark the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day. This year’s theme is “Know your status”.

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Zero tolerance for Sexual abuse and fraud

WHO has a zero tolerance policy for Fraud, all forms of harrasment (including sexual), and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA).

For more information or to report a complaint, please click here.

News from Countries

Participants in a group photo with the facilitators
Juba 8 December, 2018 – The Ministry of Health of the Republic of…
Dr. Moses K. Jeuronlon, DPC Cluster Lead, reading the  WHO Regional Director for Africa WDD message during the indoor program in Monrovia
Monrovia, 14th November 2018: The World Diabetes Day was commemorated…
WHO Representative for Eritrea, Dr Josephine Namboze making a speech
World AIDS Day 2018 was observed in Eritrea on 1 December 2018 under…

Multimedia

Hand hygiene in Ebola care facilities
Survivors in Limbo
Stepping up the fight against Ebola in Western Sierra Leone
field report from Koinadugu, Sierra Leone
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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