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:

  • WHO and AUC take stock on joint efforts to improve health on the continent Brazzaville, 30 June 2015 – High ranking officials from the African Union Commission (AUC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are meeting in Brazzaville to take stock of their collaborative efforts to improve the health of people in Africa. Among the issues being discussed are progress made so far in the WHO-AUC partnership, the establishment of the African Centre for Disease Control (African CDC) and ways of improving collaboration between WHO and the African CDC. The meeting will also deliberate…
  • Delegates agree on concrete actions to tackle health problems of Small Island Developing States in Africa Mauritius 26 June 2015 – The fifth meeting of Ministers of Health of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the WHO African Region ended with delegates agreeing on a range of concrete actions to tackle their common health problems. At the end of the three-day meeting, delegates agreed to among other actions; establish a national NCD commission to coordinate the national response across all sectors and guarantee that the specificities of SIDS are taken into the SDG.
  • Strong partnerships needed to tackle health challenges faced by Small Island Developing States in the African Region Mauritius, 24 June 2015 – Health Ministers from Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the African Region have begun a meeting today in Mauritius to take stock of the health of their people and chart a way forward on possible approaches and actions that will promote sustainable health development. The meeting, organized by the World Health Organization is attended by Health Ministers from Cape Verde, Comoros, Seychelles, Sao Tome & Principe, Mauritius, high ranking officials of the health ministry, representatives…
  • WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr Matshidiso Moeti to address African Health Ministers of Small Island Developing States in Mauritius Brazzaville, 23 June 2015 - The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, will be in Mauritius from 24-26 June 2015 to address the Fifth meeting of African Ministers of Health of Small Islands Developing States (SIDS).
  • Staying at zero: Keeping Liberia Ebola free Over a month has passed since Ebola transmission ceased in Liberia. This hard-fought achievement is still being celebrated across the country, where nearly 11,000 people became infected with the virus and 4,800 died. Liberia is still urging communities not to let their guard down until Ebola is gone from the region. They are working closely with WHO and other partners to keep Ebola from re-emerging.