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WHO Africa mourns the loss of a colleague killed in a hospital attack in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The WHO Regional Office for Africa is deeply saddened by the death of Dr Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung, an epidemiologist deployed by WHO in…
WHO Africa mourns the loss of a colleague killed in a…
19 April 2019  |  Read more
Disease detection in a box – a high-tech solution for emergency settings
In the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, hundreds of thousands of Mozambicans were left without shelter, food or access to health services. Many people have…
Disease detection in a box – a high-tech solution for…
16 April 2019  |  Read more
Temporary IDP banana-leaf shelters
Addis Ababa, 08 April 2019 – The World Health Organization (WHO) in Ethiopia has dispatched experts and medical supplies in response to the…
As internally displaced persons reach nearly 1 million in…
09 April 2019  |  Read more
The system helps monitor disease outbreaks in real time
What if a mobile phone could prevent a health epidemic? It may sound like science fiction, but the World Health Organization's (WHO) Polio Geographic…
The mobile phone app that discovers disease and saves lives…
08 April 2019  |  Read more

Health topics

Health systems strengthening
The strengthening health systems contributes to the attainment of the goal of Health for All by supporting the countries of the African Region
Trachoma
Trachoma is one of the oldest infectious diseases known to mankind.
Health promotion
Health promotion is the process of enabling people to improve their health through improving control of modifiable risk factors.
Diabetes
Diabetes in the Region is a serious, chronic and costly disease that is estimated to rise to 23.9 million cases by 2030.

Events

African Vaccination Week 2019
22 April 2019

African Vaccination Week 2019

AVW2019 will celebrate the strides made in combating life-threatening diseases, increase awareness of the importance of vaccines and build momentum for increased access to immunization.

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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

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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