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WHO sending urgent health assistance after Cyclone Idai displaces thousands of people in Southern Africa
Brazzaville, 20 March 2019 – The World Health Organization (WHO) is providing urgent assistance to meet the health needs of thousands of people…
WHO sending urgent health assistance after Cyclone Idai…
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AFRO Regional Director Dr Moeti urges EPI managers to strengthen immunization through accelerated implementation of Addis Declaration on Immunization in ESA countries
Asmara, Eritrea March 18, 2019: The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, today called on Expanded Programme on Immunization…
AFRO Regional Director Dr Moeti urges EPI managers to…
18 March 2019  |  Read more
First-time donor Moses Alfons gives blood in Juba. WHO/ A. Câmpeanu
When rebel fighting flared in South Sudan in 2013, two years after the country gained independence, hospitals were suddenly overwhelmed with patients…
Building a blood supply in South Sudan means breaking down…
12 March 2019  |  Read more
Bilateral ties between WHO African Regional Secretariat and Republic of Congo gets a significant boost
Brazzaville, Congo, March 08 2019 - The bilateral ties between World Health Organization (WHO) Secretariat in the African Region and Republic of…
Bilateral ties between WHO African Regional Secretariat and…
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Health Topics

Sanitation
Sanitation generally refers to the provision of facilities and services for the safe disposal of human urine and faeces.
Health Workforce
The Human Resources for Health Programme ensures an available, competent, responsive and productive health workforce in order to improve health outcomes at country level…
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Over the last 50 years, human activities – particularly the burning of fossil fuels – have released sufficient quantities of carbon dioxide
Sickle cell disease
Sickle cell disease (SCD), or sickle cell anaemia, is a major genetic disease that affects most countries in the African Region.

Events

The second Africa Health Forum: Achieving Universal Health Coverage and Health Security in Africa
26 March 2019

The second Africa Health Forum - Achieving Universal Health Coverage and Health Security in Africa: The Africa we want to see

The Forum is scheduled to take place in Praia, Cabo Verde from 26 - 28 March 2019.

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 World Tuberculosis Day 2019
24 March 2019

World Tuberculosis Day 2019

World Tuberculosis Day honours the date the disease was discovered 137 years ago while drawing attention to the devastating health, social and economic consequences that it continues to impose on

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08 March 2019

International Women’s Day 2019

Every day, women across Africa take on the well-being as well as the diseases, the fevers, the pains and the distress of millions of lives. On International Women’s Day, when we are being encouraged

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Zero tolerance for Sexual abuse and fraud

WHO has a zero tolerance policy for Fraud, all forms of harrasment (including sexual), and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA).

For more information or to report a complaint, please click here.

News from Countries

Abuja 21 March 2019 – In 2018, insecticide treated nets were…
Du 12 au 15 mars 2019, Bujumbura a abrité l’Atelier de monitoring de…
The Minister of Health, H.E. Ms. Amina Nurhussien opened the three-…
The first National Action Plan for Health Security launched Addis…

Multimedia

Hand hygiene in Ebola care facilities
Survivors in Limbo
Stepping up the fight against Ebola in Western Sierra Leone
field report from Koinadugu, Sierra Leone
Infographics
Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 goals with 169 targets that all 191 UN Member States have agreed to try to achieve by the year 2030.

 

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