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A consultation was held from 13-15 May in Brazzaville
  Brazzaville, 15 May 2019 – The cervical cancer burden falls unequally on Africa, with 19 of the 20 most affected countries on…
Africa advances on goal of cervical cancer elimination…
15 May 2019  |  Learn More
The rush to deliver cholera vaccines to remote communities in Zimbabwe
It was a mad rush to the airfield. At the back of the jeep, Abi Kebra Belaye and her colleague Shamiso Nyasanu tensely shuffled papers – waybills of…
The rush to deliver cholera vaccines to remote communities…
10 May 2019  |  Learn More
WHO donates  emergency kits to support victims of Cyclone Kenneth.
Health partners mobilize to meet post-cyclone Kenneth health needs in the Union of the Comoros Moroni, 7 May 2019 - Category 4 Hurricane Kenneth…
WHO donates emergency trauma kits to the Ministry of…
07 May 2019  |  Learn More
Dr Marie-Claire Kolie on site at an Ebola treatment facility
On 24 July 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) declared the end of the ninth outbreak of Ebola virus disease (…
Why I chose to help: A doctor from Guinea on why she…
06 May 2019  |  Learn More

Health topics

Cardiovascular Diseases
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are often called "silent killers" because heart attacks and strokes
Tick of genus Hyalomma
Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) belongs to the Bunyaviridae virus family.
Smallpox is a contagious disease and kills as many as 30% of those infected.
Leishmaniasis is caused by protozoan parasites belonging to the genus Leishmania.


18 June 2019

African Hepatitis Summit 2019

The African Hepatitis Summit 2019 is convened by Uganda Ministry of Health and hosted by The National Organization for People Living with Hepatitis B (NOPLHB) on behalf

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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

Pemba, Mozambique. 16 May 2019 – A five day emergency cholera…
Beira, Mozambique, May 13 – In the aftermath of Cyclone Idai which…
Freetown – 15 May 2019: The newly appointed Representative of the…


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
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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