Communicados de imprensa

Treated mosquito nets are safe and effective

25 Abril 2017

For many decades Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs) have been used to protect people against malaria. Due to their effectiveness, the use of ITNs has increased substantially across the African region. WHO recommends that all people at risk of malaria sleep under ITNs particularly long lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) every night.

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

24 Abril 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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Malaria: Kenya, Ghana and Malawi get first vaccine - Dr Matshidiso Moeti's interview with BBC

24 Abril 2017

Malaria: Kenya, Ghana and Malawi get first vaccine - Dr Matshidiso Moeti's interview with BBC The World Health Organization on the significance of the vaccine pilot programme.

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

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

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

14 Abril 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. 

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From coast to coast: Africa unites to tackle threat of polio

24 Março 2017

From coast to coast: Africa unites to tackle threat of polio 24 March 2017 – Geneva/Brazzaville/New York/Dakar:  More than 190 000 polio vaccinators in 13 countries across west and central Africa will immunize more than 116 million children over the next week, to tackle the last remaining stronghold of polio on the continent.

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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.