WHO supports the immunization of 874 000 people against…
WHO supports the immunization of 874 000 people against yellow fever in Nigeria
ABUJA, 16 October, 2017- The Government of Nigeria has launched a campaign to immunize 873,837 people against yellow fever in the states of Kwara and…
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WHO Regional Director for Africa begins official visit to…
WHO Regional Director for Africa begins official visit to Nigeria
Abuja, 11 October 2017 - The WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr Matshidiso Moeti, will be in Nigeria on a 3-day official visit from 12-14…
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Tackling the common health challenges of African Small…
Tackling the common health challenges of African Small Island Developing States
Brazzaville/ Victoria, Seychelles 25 September 2017 - Tackling the common health challenges faced by Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the WHO…
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Cholera vaccination campaign begins in north-eastern Nigeria
Cholera vaccination campaign begins in north-eastern Nigeria
Mass vaccination effort will target over 915,000 people to contain cholera outbreak in Borno state MAIDUGURI, 18 September 2017 – A major…
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Health Topics

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Ear health encompasses numerous conditions that include earaches, tinnitus, vertigo, Meniere’s disease, ear infections and hearing loss.
tobacco control
Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death in the world. Tobacco control actions will prevent young people from starting to use tobacco, help current tobacco…
The WHO African Region continues to bear the brunt of the global burden of malaria. In 2015, 88% of global cases and 90% of global deaths occurred in the African Region.
Diabetes in the Region is a serious, chronic and costly disease that is estimated to rise to 23.9 million cases by 2030.


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. More

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SDG exhibition
21 October 2017

UN Day Commemorations

Zimbabwe The United Nations family in Zimbabwe will be commemorating UN Day at WHO Complex in Highlands on 21 October 2017. Events lined up include: 10km health walk Children marching, singing and talent

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Equipe mobile en activité dans la communauté
16 October 2017

Briefing sur le renforcement de la surveillance des PFA dans le contexte de l’éradication de la polio

Togo Le Ministère de la santé et de la protection sociale organise, le 16 octobre 2017 à Dapaong, avec l’appui de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé, un briefing à l’intention des membres des équipes

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Integrated RMNCAH & Nutrition Strategic Plan: drafting workshop
16 October 2017

Integrated Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH&N) Strategy Development Workshop

Namibia Addressing the health and nutrition of women, children and adolescents is one of the key priorities of the Government of the Republic of Namibia, and particularly the Ministry of Health and Social

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Sultan with the Shehu of Bama at the NTLC meeting
Lafia,17 October, 2017-The Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Sa’ad…
Volunteer grave diggers at the burial of people killed in the Freetown mudslides and floods. Photo credit: Alpha Sesay/UNDP Sierra Leone
When the biggest natural disaster on record in Sierra Leone hit…
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HARARE: 10 Oct. 2017  Today Zimbabwe joined the rest of the…
Mr Amakali shares  his journey of living with a mental illness at the World Mental Health Day public lecture
‘I was slow and sleepy most of the time and this affected my…


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
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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