Maximising digital health technology to improve quality and patient safety in Africa
Maximising digital health technology to improve quality and…
Maximising digital health technology to improve quality and patient safety in Africa
Cotonou, Benin 19 June 2018 - The World Health Organization(WHO) has urged countries to maximise the use of digital health technology to improve…
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Judith the midwife donating blood
World Blood Donor Day: South Sudan registers more voluntary…
World Blood Donor Day: South Sudan registers more voluntary unpaid blood donors
Juba 15 June, 2018 – ‘I have witnessed it myself that most of our mothers die due to losing a lot of blood after delivery and about 80 percent die…
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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,”…
08 June 2018  |  Read more

Health Topics

Essential Medicines
The Essential Medicines help to save lives and improve health by closing the huge gap between the potential that essential medicines have to offer and the reality that…
Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation is a set of measures that assist an individual who experience, or are likely to experience, disability to achieve and maintain optimal functioning in…
Rift Valley Fever
Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a viral disease that affects mainly animals and occasionally humans.
Alcohol drinks
The African Region is faced with a growing burden of harmful alcohol consumption and its disastrous effects.

Events

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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News from Countries

(L-R) Professor Rose Leke (Chair of ARCC), Dr. Pascal Mkanda
The Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) has concluded a 5…
Dr Kaluwa presenting a citation to one of the blood donation organizations
This year on 14 June, the World Health Organization joined the global…
Launch of the WHO-supported national guidelines for cardiovascular diseases during the World No-Tobacco Day
  Nairobi, Kenya  Kenya marked the World No-Tobacco Day…
On the hunt for Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Marie-Roseline Darnycka Bélizaire is on the front-lines of the battle…

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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