WHO supports six African countries conduct first joint health emergency operations exercise
WHO supports six African countries conduct first joint…
WHO supports six African countries conduct first joint health emergency operations exercise
May 8 Dakar - With the increasing threat of health emergencies crossing borders, six African countries are building their capacity to respond…
08 May 2018  |  Read more
Urgent action needed to tackle the double burden of malnutrition and to achieve Universal Health Coverage and Sustainable Development Goals in Africa
Urgent action needed to tackle the double burden of…
Urgent action needed to tackle the double burden of malnutrition and to achieve Universal Health Coverage and Sustainable Development Goals in Africa
Nairobi, April 17, 2018 – Under nutrition, obesity and diet-related noncommunicable diseases are leading to catastrophic costs to individuals, to…
18 April 2018  |  Read more
 Nigeria's Vice President welcoming WHO Director General in his office at the Presidential Villa in Abuja
Nigeria’s Vice President believes the country should be an…
Nigeria’s Vice President believes the country should be an important focus for WHO
Abuja, 11 April 2018 - Nigeria’s Vice President, His Excellency Professor Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria should be a priority for the World Health…
12 April 2018  |  Read more
The West African Regional Network for TB control (WARN-TB) makes emulators: the Central African Regional Network for TB control is born
The West African Regional Network for TB control (WARN-TB)…
The West African Regional Network for TB control (WARN-TB) makes emulators: the Central African Regional Network for TB control is born
Cotonou 30th March 2018 – The Central African Regional Network for TB control (CARN TB) has been created in Cotonou, on 29th March 2018. Indeed, very…
30 March 2018  |  Read more

Health Topics

Female Genital Mutilation
Female genital mutilation comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for…
water
Water is essential for life and good health. Fresh water is not only needed for drinking but also cooking, food production and a variety of other uses such as sanitation…
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Over the last 50 years, human activities – particularly the burning of fossil fuels – have released sufficient quantities of carbon dioxide
Poverty
Poverty is associated with the undermining of a range of key human attributes, including health.

Events

WHO/P. Albouy
21 May 2018

Seventy-first World Health Assembly

The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO.  It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board.

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The WHO Transformation Agenda in Africa : Delivering results & impact
23 May 2018

The WHO Transformation Agenda in Africa : Delivering results & impact

Dr Matshidiso Moeti cordially invites you to an event on the progress of the implementation of the Transformation Agenda, on 23rd May 2018, at Kempinski Hotel, Geneva.

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WHA Technical Briefing - Official launch of the business case for WHO immunization activities on the African continent
23 May 2018

WHA Technical Briefing - Official launch of the business case for WHO immunization activities on the African continent

DATE: 23 May 2018, VENUE: Salle XII Palais des Nations, TIME: 12h30  to 14h00.

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News from Countries

The Minister of Health, Dr. Chitalu Chilufya (4th from left) in the company of the two ministers and the WHO Representative at the media briefing
The Cholera outbreak in Zambia which started in October 2017 has now…
Group photograph WHO WR, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Dr Sule Ahmed Medical Director of the Maitama General Hospital
Abuja, 17 May 2018 – In a bid to strengthen measles and yellow fever…
Honorable Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac F. Adewole (L) & ED NPHCDA during the Civil Servant engagement workshop on Immunization & PHC Strengthening i.jpg
Nigeria, 16 May 2018 – The final event marking the African…
Group Photograph of Participants at the Workshop
Abuja, May 17th 2018 – A four day training for staff of state…

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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