Maximising digital health technology to improve quality and patient safety in Africa
Maximising digital health technology to improve quality and…
Maximising digital health technology to improve quality and patient safety in Africa
Cotonou, Benin 19 June 2018 - The World Health Organization(WHO) has urged countries to maximise the use of digital health technology to improve…
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Judith the midwife donating blood
World Blood Donor Day: South Sudan registers more voluntary…
World Blood Donor Day: South Sudan registers more voluntary unpaid blood donors
Juba 15 June, 2018 – ‘I have witnessed it myself that most of our mothers die due to losing a lot of blood after delivery and about 80 percent die…
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La République centrafricaine se prépare pour barrer la route à Ebola | Photo: WHO/P. Lorgerie
The Central African Republic prepares for Ebola response
The Central African Republic prepares for Ebola response
12 June 2018 – Bangui “The Central African Republic has made a good start in preparing for a possible Ebola outbreak,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom…
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WHO teams in house-to-house search of suspected cases of cholera in Mubi North and South LGAs, Adamawa state
Adamawa cholera outbreak: Active search for cases in…
Adamawa cholera outbreak: Active search for cases in communities avert further spread 
Yola, 8 June, 2018 - “Initially, I thought it was nothing to worry about until I visited the toilet for the third watery stool this morning,”…
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Health Topics

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-…
Trachoma
Trachoma is one of the oldest infectious diseases known to mankind.
Noncommunicable diseases
WHO supports Member States to develop and implement comprehensive and integrated policies and strategies for the management of the main chronic noncommunicable diseases…
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.

Events

The Third Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize
30 July 2018

Call for Nominations for Third Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize launched

The Japanese Government in collaboration with the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa has launched a call for nominations for the Third Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize. The deadline for

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World Blood Donor Day
14 June 2018

World Blood Donor Day, 14 June 2018

This year’s World Blood Donor Day theme focuses on blood donation as an act of solidarity: “Be there for someone else. Give blood. Share life”. The event draws attention to the kind gestures of

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News from Countries

On the hunt for Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Marie-Roseline Darnycka Bélizaire is on the front-lines of the battle…
(Seated) Mrs Naomi Muyadeen and Head Nurse Esther Adepoju, Kuchigoro Primary Health Care Centre, Abuja.
Abuja, 20 June, 2018 - “There were no signs that the morning of 31…
Students from the winning school pose with their award
The promise was made as Zimbabwe joined the rest of the world to…
Launching the PrEP Strategy
Last week at a function held in Harare, Zimbabwe celebrated reaching…

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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