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…
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WHO commends South African parliament decision to pass tax…
WHO commends South African parliament decision to pass tax bill on sugary drinks
6 December, 2017 -The South African Parliament has taken a brave and powerful step towards promoting the health of the country’s citizens and…
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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…
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HIV experts take stock of progress and challenges in…
HIV experts take stock of progress and challenges in tackling HIV among children and young adults, ahead of ICASA 
Abidjan, December 3, 2017 - As thousands of international delegates converge in Abidjan, Côte d’ Ivoire for the bi-annual Conference on…
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Events

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

Dr. Desta A. Tiruneh sharing some words of wisdom with the trainees
“Reporting Health for behavioural change”   The WHO Country…
The WHO Representative, Dr. Nathan Nsubuga Bakyaita (left) shaking hands with the Minister of Forein Affairs Hon. Harry Kalaba after presenting letters of credence.
Dr. Nathan Nsubuga Bakyaita presented his letters of credence to the…
Hon. Kassim M. Maliwa (MP), the Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania cutting the ribbon to mark the launch of the new UN Dodoma Office. To his right is the WHO Representative, Dr. Matthieu Kamwa, Hon. Amb. Dr. Augustine Mahiga (MP), Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, to his left is Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez, the UN Resident Coordinator holding the ribbon. Standing to the far left and right are government officials and Heads of UN Agencies.
7 December 2017, Dodoma: Yesterday, the United Nations in Tanzania…
Burial  team burns the property of one of the deceased cases
Kampala, 8th December 2017:- After completing two incubation cycles (…

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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
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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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