WHO moves to contain Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak
WHO moves to contain Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak
13 February 2018, ABUJA - The World Health Organization is scaling up its response to an outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria, which has spread to 17…
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First ladies launched new campaign “Free To Shine” to…
First ladies launched new campaign “Free To Shine” to optimize their commitment to fight against AIDS
Addis Ababa 29th January 2018: First ladies assembled for the 20th ordinary general assembly of the Organization of the African First Ladies against…
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The 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African…
The 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union kicked off in Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa, 28 January 2018 - Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director (RD) for Africa participated in the official opening ceremony of the annual…
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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

Health Topics

universal health coverage
The goal of universal health coverage is to ensure that all people obtain the health services they need without suffering financial hardship when paying for them.
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.
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…
Malaria
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.

Events

05 March 2018

Joint External Evaluation of implementation of IHR (2005) capacities in Seychelles, 5-9 March 2018

Seychelles Joint External Evaluation of implementation of IHR (2005) capacities in Seychelles (JEE)

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International Conference on Family Planning
12 February 2018

International Conference on Family Planning

Rwanda International Conference on Family Planning      Kigali, Rwanda 12-15 November 2018               Kigali

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News from Countries

Dr Otim Patrick training volunteers on how to fill active case search forms
Juba, 14 February 2018 – Following the detection of a suspected Rift…
Call to action by WR. Dr Ovberedjo: commitment by participants to use antibiotics rationally
Serowe, Botswana - 8 February 2018:The Ministry of Lands…
The Guest of Honor in a group photo with the Hon. Ministers and  Heads of UN Agencies
Dar es Salaam, 13 February 2018: Today, the Government of Tanzania…

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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