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The World Health Organization releases a report on health financing in Africa

26 August 2016

The World Health Organization releases a report on health financing in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya, 26 August 2016 - The World Health Organization has released a report on health financing in Africa titled, ‘Public Financing for Health in Africa: from Abuja to the SDGs’,

The report was released today at an event in the lead up to the the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Nairobi, Kenya, on 26 August 2016.

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Yellow fever vaccination campaign in Democratic Republic of the Congo: Logistics pathway

26 August 2016

WHO/E. Kabambi

The biggest emergency yellow fever vaccination campaign ever held in Africa is underway in Democratic Republic of the Congo. With high risk of transmission of the mosquito-borne disease in the densely populated capital city of Kinshasa, the vaccination campaign aims to protect as many people at risk as possible and stop the outbreak before the rainy season begins in late September.

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Protecting people from disease outbreaks and other health emergencies in Africa and beyond

20 August 2016

Protecting people from disease outbreaks and other health emergencies in Africa and beyond

Addis Ababa, 20 August 2016 – With more than 100 public health emergencies occurring each year in the African Region, Health Ministers have agreed to implement some key actions to ensure that people in Africa and beyond are better protected from disease outbreaks and other health emergencies.

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African health ministers agree on priority actions towards implementation of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health 2016–2030

20 August 2016

African health ministers agree on priority actions towards implementation of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health 2016–2030

Addis Ababa, 20 August 2016 – Ministers of Health of the 47 countries in the African Region agreed on priority actions to step up actions towards implementation of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health 2016–2030 during the 66th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa.  The Ministers committed to ensure the implementation of the Strategy in line with the Sustainable Development Goals along each country’s health development plan and goals.