EU commended for renewed commitment to boost Africa’s…
EU commended for renewed commitment to boost Africa’s health development Africa on course to reach health some targets by 2030
Brussels, 21 November, 2017 – The World Health Organization’s Director for the Africa Regional Office, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, has said that significant…
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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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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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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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Health Topics

Eye health
Visual impairment is a significant health problem in the African Region.
Female Genital Mutilation
Female genital mutilation comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for…
Viral haemorrhagic fever
Viral haemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) refer to a group of epidemic prone diseases that are caused by several distinct families of viruses.
Child health
Ongoing care of children and families can reduce the risk of maltreatment reoccurring and can minimize its consequences.

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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23 November 2017

Célébration de la semaine mondiale pour un bon usage des antibiotiques au Togo

Togo Dans le cadre de la célébration de la Semaine mondiale pour un bon usage des antibiotiques (13-19 Novembre 2017) , la Faculté des Sciences de la Santé (FSS) de l’université de Lomé et l'association

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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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News from Countries

Dr Lucien TOKO (DC/MS) et Dr J-P BAPTISTE (Rep. OMS Bénin)
(Cotonou, le 17 Novembre 2017) : une quarantaine de journalistes…
Media training during the WAAW
Dar es Salaam, 13-19 November 2017 - This year, the United Republic…
raising awareness on antibiotic resistance with school children in Sierra Leone
FREETOWN, November 17 2017 --- Staff from the Ministry of Health and…

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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