African Health Observatory and Knowledge Management

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The African Health Observatory and Knowledge Management Unit supports Regional and country efforts at strengthening health systems through the African Health Observatory and a network of national health observatories.


Highlights

The health of the people: what works – the African Regional Health Report 2014
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Atlas of African Health Statistics 2014: Health situation analysis of the African Region
AHO-Atlas-2014-cover-sm1With over 890 million inhabitants in 47 countries, the African Region accounts for about 12 per cent of the world’s population. This statistical atlas provides the health status and trends in the countries of the African Region, the various components of their health systems, coverage and access levels for specific programmes and services, the broader determinants of health in the Region and the progress made on reaching the Millennium Development Goals.

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Expert Consultation on the African Health Observatory
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The WHO Regional Office for Africa established the African Health Observatory in 2010 and is now calling for an expert consultation to review the progress of AHO, with an emphasis on the operational aspect of the AHO, and agree on concrete further steps to interface with countries.

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African Health Monitor Issue 18, November 2013: Health Systems and Disaster Preparedness and Response
AHO-ahm-cover-sm1From the public health point of view, the objective of disaster preparedness and response, the major theme of this issue of the Monitor, is to reduce the health consequences of public health emergencies, natural disasters and conflict and minimize their social and economic impact.