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WHO Forum to bring health systems experts together to plan on strengthening health systems for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and Universal Health Coverage

02 December 2016

The First Regional Forum on Strengthening Health Systems for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) with the theme Healthy systems, healthy people: Making universal health coverage (UHC) work for Africa will take place in Windhoek, Namibia on 8-13 December 2016. 


Regional consultation in Chad to discuss accelerating progress towards the prevention and control of HIV infection in children and adolescents

22 November 2016

Brazzaville/Chad 22 November 2016 - Accelerating the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and scaling up access to antiretroviral treatment for children and adolescents in West and Central Africa (WCA) is the subject that will bring together 100 health experts and professionals from 21 West and Central African countries in N’Djamena, Chad, from 24 to 25 November 2016.


Ouagadougou subregional workshop to discuss noma, the face of poverty

07 November 2016

Brazzaville/Ouagadougou, 7 November 2016 - Each year in Africa, noma affects over 100,000 children aged between 2 and 6 years from poor backgrounds where living conditions are extremely vulnerable. In the absence of basic treatment, 90% of the affected children die from the disease. In a bid to scale up efforts for prevention, detection and early treatment of the disease, the WHO Regional Office for Africa, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health of Burkina Faso and with the support…


West African Leaders to Commit to Combat Emerging Health Threats

03 November 2016

On 8-11 November 2016, more than 200 policymakers, development partners, public health experts and advocates from West Africa and around the world will gather to highlight the importance of addressing emerging health threats using the ‘One Health’ approach – one that takes into account the inextricable link between the health of humans, animals and their environments.


Health ministers to deliberate on existing and emerging public health challenges in the African Region at the 66th session of the WHO Regional Committee in Addis Ababa

12 August 2016

12 August 2016, Brazzaville – The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa (RC) will meet in Addis Ababa on 19–23 August 2016, bringing together ministers of health from the 47 countries in the WHO African Region.  This 66th session of the Regional Committee will be hosted by the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.


Official launch of the WHO manual: “Promoting oral health in Africa”

27 April 2016

Brazzaville/Niamey, 27 April 2016 – The WHO Regional Office for Africa cordially invites the media to the regional launch of the manual titled: “Promoting oral health in Africa – Prevention and management of oral diseases and noma as essential interventions against noncommunicable diseases”. This publication is WHO’s response to requests from Member States and partners for a reference manual on the prevention and management of oral diseases.


African leaders to gather in Ethiopia for first-ever Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa

22 February 2016

22 February 2016 – African leaders, including ministers of health, finance, and other line ministries, will gather in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 24-25 February 2016, for the Ministerial Conference on Immunization in Africa – the first-ever ministerial-level convening with a singular focus on ensuring that people across the continent can get access to life-saving vaccines.The conference – hosted by the World Health Organization Regional Offices for Africa (AFRO) and the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO) in conjunction with the African Union Commission…


Health Ministers to discuss strategies and actions to tackle public health challenges in the African Region

13 November 2015

Brazzaville, 12 November 2015 – Delegates from the 47 countries in the WHO African Region will meet in N’Djamena, Chad from 23-27 November 2015, for the annual session of the WHO Regional Committee. The week-long meeting is hosted by the Chadian government. The Regional Committee is the annual flagship meeting of ministers of health from the Region during which they discuss a range of strategies and actions to tackle public health challenges in the Region. As the highest decision-making body…