Survivor Didier Ipete
After Ebola: a recent survivor starts to rebuild
After Ebola: a recent survivor starts to rebuild
Since he was a teenager, Didier Ipete wanted to run his own store. He would have liked to have studied at university but he didn’t have that…
12 July 2018  |  Read more
End of the visit RD and Ministry of Health (gift to RD)
WHO Regional Director for Africa Concludes Official Visit…
WHO Regional Director for Africa Concludes Official Visit to Sao Tome & Principe
Sao Tome & Principe/Brazzaville, 11 July 2018 – The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, has…
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Batwa Chief Ilinga Bopope Lopaka Lomba with his grandchildren and other family members
An inclusive response: reaching Batwa communities to combat…
An inclusive response: reaching Batwa communities to combat Ebola
6 July 2018 Dr Bijoux Sambu Fiti is part of the surveillance team working in Itipo, a small community in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)…
06 July 2018  |  Read more
A health worker administers the Rotavirus vaccine to a baby in Buikwe District
Government launches new Rotavirus vaccine to protect…
Government launches new Rotavirus vaccine to protect children in Uganda from diarrhea
Buikwe, 26 June 2018 – The Government of Uganda has launched today a new rotavirus vaccine to protect under five-year-old children from diarrhea. The…
26 June 2018  |  Read more

Health Topics

Eye health
Visual impairment is a significant health problem in the African Region.
Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation is a set of measures that assist an individual who experience, or are likely to experience, disability to achieve and maintain optimal functioning in…
Hygiene
Hygiene refers to conditions and practices that help to maintain health and prevent the spread of diseases.
maternal health
Maternal health refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.

Events

Sixty-eighth session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa
27 August 2018

Sixty-eighth session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa

The Sixty-eighth session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa will take place in Dakar, capital of the Republic of Senegal, land of the Teranga, from 27 to 31 August 2018 at the King Fahd Hotel.

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The Third Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize
08 August 2018

Call for Nominations for Third Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize launched

The Japanese Government in collaboration with the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa has launched a call for nominations for the Third Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize. The deadline for

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World Hepatitis Day 2018
28 July 2018

World Hepatitis Day 2018

Timely testing and treatment of viral hepatitis B and C can save lives. At least 60% of liver cancer cases are due to late testing and treatment of viral hepatitis B and C (43% due to hepatitis B,

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News from Countries

Participants and facilitators at the Leprosy Lower Burden Countries meeting
Gaborone, Botswana - 20 July 2018: Botswana government recently…
Minister of Health, Dr D. Gashumba with WHO Representative, Dr O. Olu in the opening ceremony of ESPEN Workshop
Eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa  KIGALI, July…
Trained technician at National Reference Laboratory Centre –Gaduwa, Abuja | NCDC/WHO
Abuja, 17 July, 2018 - The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)…
Training in session
12-13 June 2018, Zanzibar:The International Classification of…

Multimedia

field report from Koinadugu, Sierra Leone
Stepping up the fight against Ebola in Western Sierra Leone
Survivors in Limbo
Hand hygiene in Ebola care facilities
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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