Press releases

WHO Regional Director promises to support Nigeria on primary health care revitalization

11 July 2016

Dr Matshidiso Moeti speaking at the Federal Ministry of Health

Abuja, 11 July, 2016 - Today in Abuja, the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti says Nigeria’s vision of providing primary health care (PHC) and ensuring equity in accessing health services by all Nigerians aligns perfectly with the goals of the World Health Organization (WHO).


WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr Moeti begins a 3-day official visit to Nigeria

10 July 2016

Abuja/Brazzaville, 10 July 2016 - The WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr Matshidiso Moeti, will be in Nigeria on a 3-day official visit from 11-13 July, 2016 at the invitation of the Nigerian government.

Dr Moeti will hold discussions with the President His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, high ranking government officials and key stakeholders on matters of mutual interests relating to health development in Nigeria and the African region.

A statement issued by the Honourable Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, said: “The objective of the visit is to strengthen the collaboration between the World Health Organization and the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.

According to Professor Adewole, interactions during the Regional Director’s stay in Nigeria will be centered on areas that require technical support from WHO in strengthening the health systems to achieve the health related Sustainable Development Goals.


WHO, governments and health agencies commit to advancing global health security

30 June 2016

Bali, Indonesia, 30 June 2016 – The World Health Organization (WHO), governments, financial institutions, development partners, and health agencies from across the world have committed to accelerate strengthening and implementation of capacities required to cope with disease outbreaks and other health emergencies.


Fifteen African Countries and Partners Take stock of Progress Made in Access to Medicines

29 June 2016

Group photo

‘Good Results Require Sustained Efforts’

Brazzaville, 29 June 2016 - The European Union (EU), the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) this week meet in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to take stock of progress made by a joint four year programme to improve access to quality medicines in 15 Sub-Saharan African countries[1] .  The EU/ACP/WHO partnership is one of the leading initiatives attempting to build strong pharmaceutical systems to make quality medicines available to African populations.


Launch of emergency vaccination campaigns on the DR Congo and Angola border

22 June 2016

Brazzaville, 22 June 2016 – As the yellow fever outbreak in Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo continues, the World Health Organization will launch emergency pre-emptive vaccination campaigns on the DR Congo, Angola border and the city of Kinshasa in the DR Congo to halt the epidemic and prevent the risk of further international spread.