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The yellow fever outbreak in Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo ends

14 Fevereiro 2017

The yellow fever outbreak in Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo ends Brazzaville, 14 February 2017 – The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared the end of the yellow fever outbreak in that country today following a similar announcement in Angola on 23 December 2016, bringing an end to the outbreak in both countries after no new confirmed cases were reported from both countries for the past six months. “We are able to declare the end of one of the largest and most challenging yellow fever outbreak in recent years through the…

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O diagnóstico precoce do cancro salva vidas e reduz os custos do tratamento

01 Fevereiro 2017

3 de Fevereiro de 2017¦ GENEBRA: Os novas orientações da Organização Mundial da Saúde (OMS), divulgadas antes do Dia Mundial de Luta Contra o Cancro (4 de Fevereiro), visam melhorar as hipóteses de sobrevivência para as pessoas que vivem com cancro, assegurando que os serviços de saúde são capazes de se focar no diagnóstico e no tratamento precoces.

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WHO and partners step up action to improve access to and uptake of family planning services in four African countries

01 Fevereiro 2017

WHO and partners step up action to improve access to and uptake of family planning services in four African countries Brazzaville, 1 February 2017 – The World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO) today concluded a three-day orientation and planning workshop in Brazzaville, Congo for the implementation of “Africa: Strategic Technical Engagement with Evidence for Results (Af-STEER): A regional platform to strengthen FP programmes’ performance in African countries”.

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Tobacco control can save billions of dollars and millions of lives

10 Janeiro 2017

Tobacco control can save billions of dollars and millions of lives 10 January 2017, Geneva - Policies to control tobacco use, including tobacco tax and price increases, can generate significant government revenues for health and development work, according to a new landmark global report from WHO and the National Cancer Institute of the United States of America. Such measures can also greatly reduce tobacco use and protect people’s health from the world’s leading killers, such as cancers and heart disease.

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Immunization in Africa: Progress made – but it’s time to up the game

15 Dezembro 2016

Dakar, 14 December 2016 - Immunization experts have called for concrete actions to stem the tide of vaccine preventable diseases in the WHO African Region. The call came from the African Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (RITAG) which concluded its 2-day meeting on 14 December 2016 in Dakar, Senegal, to discuss the state of immunization in the region. The RITAG serves as the principal advisory group to the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, on regional immunization policies…

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Full impact of devastated health services in north-eastern Nigeria revealed by WHO report

14 Dezembro 2016

WHO/B Mafio 14 December 2016 | GENEVA - One third of more than 700 health facilities in Borno State, north-eastern Nigeria, have been completely destroyed, according to a report released today by WHO. Of those facilities remaining, one third are not functioning at all. "High insecurity, difficult terrain and lack of health workers, medicines, equipment and basic amenities such as safe water are making access to essential, lifesaving health care extremely difficult for people in this conflict-affected area," says Dr Wondi Alemu,…

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Malaria control improves for vulnerable in Africa, but global progress off-track

13 Dezembro 2016

Malaria control improves for vulnerable in Africa, but global progress off-track 13 December 2016 – Children and pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa have greater access to effective malaria control, according to WHO's World Malaria Report 2016. But in many countries in the region, substantial gaps in programme coverage remain. Sub-Saharan Africa carries a disproportionately high share of the global malaria burden. In 2015, the region was home to 90% of malaria cases and 92% of malaria deaths.

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The African Region to initiate action towards the attainment of the Health SDGs by strengthening health systems

12 Dezembro 2016

The African Region to initiate action towards the attainment of the Health SDGs by strengthening health systems 12 December 2016, Windhoek, Namibia/Brazzaville, Congo – The First Regional Forum on Strengthening Health Systems for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) opened today in Windhoek, Namibia with the theme Healthy Systems, Healthy People: Making Universal Health Coverage Work for Africa.  The Forum, organized by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO) in collaboration with the Government of Namibia, will initiate the WHO Africa Region’s actions towards implementation of the health SDG and…