Press releases

Drastic reduction in Neglected Tropical Diseases during the past 5 years: stakeholders to Take Stock of Progress in the African Region

21 April 2017

Geneva, April 21, 2017 With a drastic reduction in neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) during the past five years, the World Health Organization (WHO), donors, non-governmental organizations and government representatives of endemic countries are meeting in Geneva, Switzerland to build on the gains that have been made and reaffirm their commitment to the fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).

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Apelos a alto nível para vacinas para todos: parceiros de vacinação e países celebram Semana Africana de Vacinação

24 April 2017

Apelos a alto nível para vacinas para todos: parceiros de vacinação e países celebram Semana Africana de Vacinação

N'Djamena, Chade, 22 de Abril de 2017 - As agências das Nações Unidas, altos funcionários dos governos, parceiros de imunização e líderes comunitários, com o apoio da Organização das Primeiras Damas Africanas contra a SIDA (OAFLA), lançam hoje a Semana Africana de Vacinação (SAV), exortando todas as pessoas a proteger a sua saúde por vacinação.

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High level calls for vaccinations for all : Immunization partners and countries celebrate African Vaccination Week

22 April 2017

High level calls for vaccinations for all : Immunization partners and countries celebrate African Vaccination Week

Brazzaville /N’Djamena, 22 April 2017 – UN agencies, high level government officials, immunization partners and community leaders, with the support of the Organization of African First Ladies against AIDS (OAFLA) are launching today the African Vaccination Week (AVW), urging all people to protect their health by getting vaccinated.

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Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to take part in WHO malaria vaccine pilot programme

24 April 2017

Brazzaville, 24 April 2017 - The World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO) announced today that Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi will take part in a WHO-coordinated pilot implementation programme that will make the world’s first malaria vaccine available in selected areas, beginning in 2018. 

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Elephantiasis is no longer a public health problem in Togo: WHO commends Togo for Historic Achievement

14 April 2017

Brazzaville, 14 April 2017 - After over a decade of persistent efforts, Togo has eliminated lymphatic filariasis—also known as elephantiasis—as a public health problem. The announcement follows a formal validation by the World Health Organization (WHO) which congratulated the Togolese government for this historic achievement.