Media centre

Welcome to the Media Centre, an online resource designed to give members of the print, electronic and online media -- and others seeking information about WHO -- the latest news and information on the activities and priority programmes of the WHO Regional Office for Africa.


Latest news from the WHO African Region:

  • From coast to coast: Africa unites to tackle threat of polio 24 March 2017 – Geneva/Brazzaville/New York/Dakar:  More than 190 000 polio vaccinators in 13 countries across west and central Africa will immunize more than 116 million children over the next week, to tackle the last remaining stronghold of polio on the continent.
  • From coast to coast: Africa unites to tackle threat of polio 23 March 2017 – Geneva/Brazzaville/New York/Dakar: More than 190 000 polio vaccinators in 13 countries across west and central Africa will immunize more than 116 million children over the next week, to tackle the last remaining stronghold of polio on the continent.
  • Dr Matshidiso Moeti on an official visit to Republic of Niger The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti is on an official visit to Republic of Niger from the 20 - 22 March 2017. Today she paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Issoufou Mahamadou, the President of Niger. 
  • RD calls for renewed approaches to health in Nairobi Nairobi, March 7, 2017 - The African Health Agenda International Conference, AHAIC, in Nairobi set off to an enthused start with calls for realistic and holistic solutions that are informed by research and evidence, strengthening of health systems, commitment of governments through financing of health and engagement  of youth and other actors to address the disease burden in the continent.
  • Building the legacy of Ebola: Survivors, health systems, and a blueprint for research and development This report describes the work done by WHO from January 2015 up to the end of December 2016 to address the long-term issues of survivor care, health-systems strengthening and research. This work would not otherwise have been possible without the foresight and commitment of donors  who, having contributed generously to the WHO-led response to the outbreak, recognised the importance of dealing with its consequences.