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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A. Tardy | Delegates participating in discussions at Committee A.
Seventy-First World Health Assembly update, 23 May
Seventy-First World Health Assembly update, 23 May
Ebola outbreak Delegates to the World Health Assembly heard today that the next few weeks would tell whether the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic…
23 May 2018  |  Read more
WHO  1 billion more people with health coverage, 1 billion more people made safer, 1 billion lives improved
World Health Assembly delegates agree new five-year…
World Health Assembly delegates agree new five-year strategic plan
23 May 2018, Geneva - World Health Assembly delegates today agreed an ambitious new strategic plan for the next five years. The Organization’s 13th…
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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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Training on Preparing for and Responding to the Ebola Virus Epidemic 04 to 08 June 2018  Brazzaville
04 June 2018

Training for members of the multidisciplinary team on Preparing for and Responding to the Ebola Virus Epidemic, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo

Training on preparedness and response to the Ebola Virus epidemic in the Republic of Congo will take place from 4 to 8 June 2018 in Brazzaville at the regional office, Republic of Congo, to better

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News from Countries

Minister of Health Professor Isaac Adewole delivering his speech during the Media briefing
Abuja, 14 June, 2018 - To commemorate 2018 World Blood Donor Day…
The response is taking place in some of the most remote areas in Sierra Leone
Health sector response mounted, including preparations for…
Health Minister, Dr Hon. A. Husnoo during his address at the opening of the workshop
La Journée mondiale du donneur de sang est célébrée chaque année, le…
Opthalmic Nurse examining a woman in Yendi
13 June 2018 ¦ Brazzaville ¦ Accra ¦ Geneva - The World Health…


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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