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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
All Cabo Verdeans are entitled to a basic package of health services
Cabo Verde, a small nation of 10 islands in the Atlantic Ocean has made giant strides in health care provision. When the country first gained…
Cabo Verde shows us the health care progress we want to see…
04 April 2019  |  Read more

Health topics

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Air pollution is contamination of the indoor or outdoor environment by any chemical, physical or biological agent that modifies the natural characteristics of the…
Viral haemorrhagic fever
Viral haemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) refer to a group of epidemic prone diseases that are caused by several distinct families of viruses.
Mental Health
Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life
Health information and knowledge management
With over 890 million inhabitants in 47 countries, the African Region accounts for about 12 per cent of the world’s population.

Events

World Health Day 2019
07 April 2019

World Health Day 2019

See more GIFs Universal health coverage is WHO’s number one goal. Key to achieving it is ensuring that everyone can obtain the care they need, when they need it, right in the heart of the

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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).

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News from countries

Gaborone, Botswana - 18 April 2019: The new Ambassador of the United…
BANJUL, 17 APRIL 2019: H.E. Dr. Isatou Touray, The Vice President of…
WHO jointly with MOH and line ministries held a consensus building…
On 9 April 2019 Zambia commemorated the World Health Day under the…

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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