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…
11 July 2018  |  Read more
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

Violence
Violence and Injuries are a major public health problem and cause death and harm to several million people each year.
Smallpox
Smallpox is a contagious disease and kills as many as 30% of those infected.
Maternal and neonatal tetanus
Claiming thousands of lives every year, maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) is a devastating disease caused by toxins released from Clostridium tetani bacteria.
Protection of the Human Environment
The Protection of the Human Environment Programme provides guidance and technical support to Member States of the WHO African Region

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
30 July 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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News from Countries

Trained technician at National Reference Laboratory Centre –Gaduwa, Abuja | NCDC/WHO
Abuja, 17 July, 2018 - The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)…
WHO Ethiopia delivers medical supplies to respond to IDP situation in Gedeo Zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, 16 July 2018 – On 12 July 2018, the World Health…
Dr Kaluwa presenting items to the Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare
WHO Ghana has donated to the Ghana Health Service, Emergency…
Dr Moeti speaking at the opening ceremony of the Congress of the African Society of Hematology
Brazzaville, 12 July 2018 - The WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr…

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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