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Burkina Faso knows, it takes a prepared team to respond to outbreaks and other emergencies
Koudougou, 15 February 2019 – In emergency situations, such as outbreaks, disasters and mass casualty events, “good intentions” are not enough. Well-…
Burkina Faso knows, it takes a prepared team to respond to…
18 February 2019  |  Read more
Dr Moeti visits a pharmaceutical plant in Algeirs, Algeria
Brazzaville/Algiers, 15 February 2019 - The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti has re-affirmed WHO’s support to improve the health…
WHO reaffirms support to improve health and well-being of…
15 February 2019  |  Read more
Tony and Elias
Two men in Kenya are rallying against the myths that perpetuate the violation of women’s and girls’ human rights through the centuries-old cultural…
In Kenya, men are challenging the male role in the female…
08 February 2019  |  Read more
Lassa Fever Contacts identification and line listing at UNTH Enugu by the Hospital Infectious Disease and Control Unit, and Rapid Response Teams from Enugu State (including SMOH and WHO) and Nkanu West LGA (source: Dr Ada Erinne, WHO State Coordinator)
8 February 2019, Brazzaville – With five countries in Western Africa reporting outbreaks of Lassa fever, the World Health Organization (WHO) has…
WHO supports five countries to fight lassa fever outbreaks
08 February 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…
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People in Africa are living longer than ever before. The Region continues to face a burden of persistent infectious diseases, while the prevalence of risk factors for…
Buruli ulcer
Buruli ulcer (BU), or Mycobacterium ulcerans disease, is a severe bacterial infection that affects the skin, soft tissues and the bones.
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

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 Cancer Day 2019
04 February 2019

World Cancer Day 2019

On 4 February 2019 and in recognition of World Cancer Day, WHO and global partners appeal to individuals, groups, communities and political leaders to embrace the important actions needed to stop

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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

18 February 2019, Juba – To increase access and strengthen the…
Kampala, 16th February 2019: - The World Health Organization (WHO)…
Preparations in Cabo Verde for the World Health Organization (WHO)…

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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