Press releases

DRC vaccinates more than 10 million people in Africa’s largest yellow fever vaccination campaign

06 September 2016

DRC vaccinates more than 10 million people in Africa’s largest yellow fever vaccination campaign

BRAZZAVILLE, 6 September 2016 – The largest emergency vaccination campaign against yellow fever ever attempted in Africa, came to an end on 5 September 2016 with more than 10.6 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) vaccinated against the lethal disease.

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A Toolkit for addressing what makes people sick or healthy launched

05 September 2016

A Toolkit for addressing what makes people sick or healthy launched

Brazzaville, 2 September, 2016 – A toolkit aimed at helping both health and non-health professionals to better address the root causes of what makes people sick or healthy has been launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the African Region.

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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.