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…
18 September 2017  |  Read more
Cameroon investigates yaws outbreak among indigenous…
Cameroon investigates yaws outbreak among indigenous populations
21 July 2017, Geneva – Cameroon’s Ministry of Public Health has announced it will further investigate an outbreak of yaws, which over the past few…
15 September 2017  |  Read more
Eradicating dracunculiasis: Chad intensifies national…
Eradicating dracunculiasis: Chad intensifies national campaign as ninth human case is confirmed
6 September 2017 | Geneva -- The Ministry of Public Health of Chad has launched a national “Heroes of Guinea-worm campaign” to accelerate the prompt…
06 September 2017  |  Read more
WCO Tanzania takes the Transformation Agenda forwards
WCO Tanzania takes the Transformation Agenda forwards
Dar es Salaam, 24-28 July 2017 - The Transformation Agenda is a programme for accelerating the implementation of WHO reform within the WHO African…
26 July 2017  |  Read more

Health Topics

yellow-fever
Yellow fever is a viral disease, found in tropical regions of Africa and the Americas. The "yellow" in the name refers to the jaundice that affects some patients.
ebola virus
Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a death rate of up to 90% caused by Ebola virus, a member of the…
Buruli ulcer
Buruli ulcer (BU), or Mycobacterium ulcerans disease, is a severe bacterial infection that affects the skin, soft tissues and the bones.
Violence
Violence and Injuries are a major public health problem and cause death and harm to several million people each year.

Events

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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News from Countries

Left to right: Ms. Cunningham (USAID), Dr, Aceng (Minster of Health), Ms Girma (UNICEF) and Dr. Nanyunja (WHO)
WHO-AFRO) in collaboration with United Nations Children’s Education…
Minister of Health, Uganda, Dr Aceng makes her remarks at the opening of the meeting
Experts from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Kenya…
Participants from 47 countries and development partners
The World Health Organization Health Emergencies program (WHE) will…
Angola celebra Semana dos ODS com foco na Saúde
22 de Setembro de 2017, Luanda - As Agências das Nações Unidas e…

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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