Urgent action needed to tackle the double burden of malnutrition and to achieve Universal Health Coverage and Sustainable Development Goals in Africa
Urgent action needed to tackle the double burden of…
Urgent action needed to tackle the double burden of malnutrition and to achieve Universal Health Coverage and Sustainable Development Goals in Africa
Nairobi, April 17, 2018 – Under nutrition, obesity and diet-related noncommunicable diseases are leading to catastrophic costs to individuals, to…
18 April 2018  |  Read more
 Nigeria's Vice President welcoming WHO Director General in his office at the Presidential Villa in Abuja
Nigeria’s Vice President believes the country should be an…
Nigeria’s Vice President believes the country should be an important focus for WHO
Abuja, 11 April 2018 - Nigeria’s Vice President, His Excellency Professor Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria should be a priority for the World Health…
12 April 2018  |  Read more
People wearing personal protective equipment
WHO: Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak is slowing, but remains…
WHO: Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak is slowing, but remains a concern
26 MARCH 2018 | ABUJA, NIGERIA – After nearly 400 confirmed infections and 100 deaths, the spread of Lassa fever in Nigeria is beginning to slow but…
26 March 2018  |  Read more
WHO supports 16 African countries to protect against Listeriosis
WHO supports 16 African countries to protect against…
WHO supports 16 African countries to protect against Listeriosis
20 March 2018 | Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo – The World Health Organization has reached out to 16 African nations to provide support for…
20 March 2018  |  Read more

Health Topics

Viral haemorrhagic fever
Viral haemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) refer to a group of epidemic prone diseases that are caused by several distinct families of viruses.
Schistosomiasis
Factsheet Key Facts Schistosomiasis is an acute and chronic disease caused by parasitic worms. People are infected during routine agricultural, domestic,…
Alcohol drinks
The African Region is faced with a growing burden of harmful alcohol consumption and its disastrous effects.
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

AVW2018
23 April 2018

African Vaccination Week

African Vaccination Week (AVW) 2018 will be celebrated from 23 to 29 April 2018 with the theme “Vaccines work, Do your part!” It aims at to raising awareness of the needs and rights of all people,

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World Malaria Day 2018
25 April 2018

World Malaria Day 2018

World Malaria Day on 25 April focuses global attention on malaria and its devastating impact on families, communities and development. The theme for this year, “Ready to beat Malaria”, stresses the

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News from Countries

Dr Moeti interacting with UN Resident Coordinator in Ghana, Ms Christine Klock
The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, has…
Dr Moeti interacting with the First Lady, Her Excellency Rebecca Akufo-Addo
Dr Moeti paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency the First Lady,…
Dr Moeti and her team tour the Health Facility
Dr Moeti and her team visited the Shai Osudoku District in the…
Dr Moeti delivering kenote address
The Annual Health Summit hosted by the Ministry of Health began y 23…

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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