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…
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

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.
Marburg haemorrhagic fever
Marburg haemorrhagic fever (MHF) is a viral haemorrhagic fever and a virus from the same family as the one that causes Ebola haemorrhagic fever.
maternal health
Maternal health refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.
Diabetes
Diabetes in the Region is a serious, chronic and costly disease that is estimated to rise to 23.9 million cases by 2030.

Events

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05 December 2017

Immunization experts meet in Johannesburg to discuss status of immunization

04 December 2017 - The WHO Africa Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (RITAG) will convene in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 5-7 December 2017 for its biannual meeting. The RITAG – which

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04 December 2017

ICASA 2017

International conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa - 4-9 December 2017 The 19th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa is taking place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from 4-9 December 2017

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World AIDS Day 2017
01 December 2017

World AIDS Day 2017

This year's World AIDS Day theme is "Right to health". There is a significant progress in the African Region in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS, but the right to health for all is not

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Exchange of Views with the European Parliament on Health and Communicable Diseases in the African Region
29 November 2017

Exchange of Views with the European Parliament on Health and Communicable Diseases in the African Region

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa has been invited by the European Parliament Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) to discuss health and communicable

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News from Countries

WHO Country Representative in South Africa, Dr Rufaro Chatora, presenting on “Sustainable development goals: where are we?”
As part of ongoing initiatives and programmes to provide integrated…
Training of Lassa fever contact team in Esan Central LGA
Benin, 20 February 2018 - As the Lassa fever outbreak continues in…
HPV Vaccination
Context and Issue • Rwanda suffered a catastrophic genocide against…
Photo from file
13 February 2018, ABUJA - The World Health Organization is scaling up…

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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