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…
13 February 2018  |  Read more
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…
31 January 2018  |  Read more
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…
30 January 2018  |  Read more
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

Hepatitis
New WHO data reveal that an estimated 325 million people worldwide are living with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.
Smallpox
Smallpox is a contagious disease and kills as many as 30% of those infected.
patient-safety
There is a 1 in 300 chance of health care-induced injury that equates to thousands of premature deaths daily.
children
Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease that is caused by a type of bacteria called Mycobacterium leprae (M. leprae).

Events

News from Countries

A cross section of officials, health workers and community members at the launch of the IP vaccine in Freetown
Today Sierra Leone officially introduced injectable polio vaccine (or…
Mr Abdulaziz  Gwarzo  EPI consultant training vaccinators during the phase II meningitis campaign
Amid widespread conflict where over 1.9 million people displaced due…
Training of Lassa fever contact team in Esan Central LGA
Benin, 20 February 2018 - As the Lassa fever outbreak continues in…

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
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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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