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Community representatives come to visit a family in the outskirts of Beni to raise awareness about Ebola. / World Bank Group/ V.Tremeau
WHO calls on international community to join urgent push to end outbreak As the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)…
WHO reaffirms commitment to the Democratic Republic of the…
23 March 2019  |  Read more
WHO sending urgent health assistance after Cyclone Idai displaces thousands of people in Southern Africa
Brazzaville, 20 March 2019 – The World Health Organization (WHO) is providing urgent assistance to meet the health needs of thousands of people…
WHO sending urgent health assistance after Cyclone Idai…
20 March 2019  |  Read more
AFRO Regional Director Dr Moeti urges EPI managers to strengthen immunization through accelerated implementation of Addis Declaration on Immunization in ESA countries
Asmara, Eritrea March 18, 2019: The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, today called on Expanded Programme on Immunization…
AFRO Regional Director Dr Moeti urges EPI managers to…
18 March 2019  |  Read more
First-time donor Moses Alfons gives blood in Juba. WHO/ A. Câmpeanu
When rebel fighting flared in South Sudan in 2013, two years after the country gained independence, hospitals were suddenly overwhelmed with patients…
Building a blood supply in South Sudan means breaking down…
12 March 2019  |  Read more

Health Topics

Tetanus
Factsheet Key Facts Tetanus is acquired when the spores of the bacterium Clostridium Tetani infect a wound or a newborn's umbilical stump. These spores are…
newborn
A newborn infant, or neonate, is a child under 28 days of age. During these first 28 days of life, the child is at the highest risk of dying.
food safety
The Food Safety Programme supports Member States to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate policies, strategies and programmes to address all food safety and nutrition…
maternal health
Maternal health refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.

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 Tuberculosis Day 2019
24 March 2019

World Tuberculosis Day 2019

World Tuberculosis Day honours the date the disease was discovered 137 years ago while drawing attention to the devastating health, social and economic consequences that it continues to impose on

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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

Abuja, 23 March, 2019 - As Nigeria prepares to commemorate World…
Abuja 21 March 2019 – In 2018, insecticide treated nets were…
Du 12 au 15 mars 2019, Bujumbura a abrité l’Atelier de monitoring de…

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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