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

zika
Zika virus occurs in tropical areas with large mosquito populations, and is known to circulate in Africa, the Americas, Southern Asia and Western Pacific.
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Air pollution is contamination of the indoor or outdoor environment by any chemical, physical or biological agent that modifies the natural characteristics of the…
Guinea Worm Disease
Guinea-worm disease, or dracunculiasis, is a parasitic disease that is transmitted through drinking stagnant water that has been contaminated with a tiny parasite-…
nutrition
The Nutrition Programme contributes to the improvement of the food and nutritional status of populations of countries in the African Region, particularly vulnerable…

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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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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Séance de travail, personnes ressources du ministère de la santé et partenaires
02 November 2017

Validation du Plan National de Renforcent du Système de Santé au Togo

Togo Dans le cadre du renforcement du système de santé, le Ministère de la santé et de la protection sociale organise du 02 au 03 Novembre 2017 à Tsévié, un atelier consacré à la validation du Plan

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News from Countries

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…
Dignitaries at the launch of Antibiotic Awareness Week
Mr, Kingsley Aboagye Gyedu, the Deputy Minister of Health, has urged…
Diabetes screening for the general public
The Honourable Deputy Minister for Health, Mr Aboagye Gyedu, has…

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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