Hexavalent vaccine: less injections and more protection for…
Hexavalent vaccine: less injections and more protection for babies
The Hexavalent Vaccine, a six-in-one vaccine protecting babies against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), poliomyelitis, Haemophilus…
09 January 2018  |  Read more
WHO Director-General: invest in health to end plague in…
WHO Director-General: invest in health to end plague in Madagascar
8 January 2018, Antananarivo, Madagascar - The Director-General of WHO has outlined his vision for a Madagascar free of plague…
08 January 2018  |  Read more
Uganda ends Marburg virus disease outbreak
Uganda ends Marburg virus disease outbreak
Geneva, 8 December 2017 – Uganda has successfully controlled an outbreak of Marburg virus disease (MVD) and prevented its spread only weeks after it…
08 December 2017  |  Read more
WHO lauds African First Ladies for their prominent role in…
WHO lauds African First Ladies for their prominent role in tackling Mother to Child Transmission of HIV
Abidjan, December 5, 2017 – The important role of the Organization of African First Ladies against HIV and AIDS (OAFLA) in Ending Mother-to-Child…
06 December 2017  |  Read more

Health Topics

Onchocerciasis, or river blindness, is a parasitic eye and skin disease.
Poverty is associated with the undermining of a range of key human attributes, including health.
Influenza is an acute viral respiratory disease that is often characterized by fever, headache, myalgia, sore throat and cough. Influenza infection is transmitted…
Leishmaniasis is caused by protozoan parasites belonging to the genus Leishmania.


12 December 2017

After Action Review for the Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Outreak

Namibia The purpose of the After Action Review (AAR) is to identify best practices and challenges encountered during the response to the CCHF outbreak and to identify/evaluate prevention, preparedness, and

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12 December 2017

Workshop to develop a Health in Policies Strategy for Namibia

Namibia Objectives of the Workshop Draft a strategy for Health in All Policies to enable government to address the social and environmental determinants of health in all public policies with improved health

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News from Countries

The Chikungunya mosquito. Symptoms of illness include  abrupt onset of fever, accompanied by joint pain, head ache, nausea, fatigue and rash
January 17, 2018: World Health Organization, WHO, is helping the…
Left to right: New Vaccines Country Advisor Mr. Andrew Bakainaga, WHO Representative Dr. YOnas Tegen, Prime Minister of Uganda- Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda and Outgoing WHO Representative- Dr. Jack Abdoulie at the Office of the Prime Minister
The new World Health Organization (WHO) Country Representative for…
           His Excellency Mr Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda with Dr Tedros Adhanom, DG WHO
During his two day visit to Rwanda from 11 to 12 January 2018, the…
L-R WR Dr Wondimagegnehu Alemu making a speech during courtesy visit paid to the WHO Nigeria by the NAFDAC DG Professor Moji Christianah Adeyeye (left)
Abuja, 11 January, 2018, In an effort to strengthen the longtime…


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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