WHO report finds dramatic increase in life-saving tobacco…
WHO report finds dramatic increase in life-saving tobacco control policies in last decade
19 July 2017 – In a new report published today, WHO finds that about 4.7 billion people, or 63% of the world’s population, are covered by at least…
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Extending health coverage in the Democratic Republic of…
Extending health coverage in the Democratic Republic of Congo
13 July 2017 – In the Tanganyika province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, going to a health centre often means traveling long distances over…
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5 places where WHO needs more emergencies funding to help…
5 places where WHO needs more emergencies funding to help people now
To help people living in some of the world’s most dire emergency situations, WHO relies on funding from Member States. In 2017, WHO has asked for US…
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Welcoming WHO’S new Director-General
Welcoming WHO’S new Director-General
On 1 July 2017, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus begins his 5-year term as WHO’s new Director-General. Dr Tedros previously served as Minister of Health…
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Health Topics

Health promotion
Health promotion is the process of enabling people to improve their health through improving control of modifiable risk factors.
New WHO data reveal that an estimated 325 million people worldwide are living with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.
Smallpox is a contagious disease and kills as many as 30% of those infected.
Rabies is a zoonosis (a disease that is transmitted from animals to humans) that is caused by a virus.


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.

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28 August 2017

Sixty-seventh session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa

The WHO Regional Committee for Africa is the Organization's governing body in the African Region. There are currently 47 Member States in the region.

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1st WHO Africa Health Forum
27 June 2017

1st WHO Africa Health Forum

The Forum covers WHO AFRO’s vision for health and development across the continent including how to improve health security, progress towards equity and Universal Health Coverage (UHC), and the unf

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World Blood Donor Day
14 June 2017

World Blood Donor Day 2017: What can you do? Give blood. Give now. Give often.

Every year, on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD).

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News from Countries

In several instances, meetings are held at night following long hours in the field during the day.
July 2017 - The Government of Ethiopia, through the Federal Ministry…
WHO receives 500 000 doses of Oral Cholera Vaccine for a planned campaign in South Sudan. WHO South Sudan/L. Luwaga.
Juba, South Sudan, 19 July 2017: The World Health Organization (WHO)…
Quelques partenaires autour du Ministre de la Santé
Guinée- Conakry , 13 Juillet 2017 - Le Comité de coordination du…


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