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The second ordinary session of the fifth Pan-African Parliament took place in Midrand, South Africa from 6-17 May
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Pan-African Parliament to establish African Parliamentarian Caucus on Immunization Midrand, South Africa, 23 May 2019 – The Pan-African Parliament…
African Parliamentarians commit to urgent action to…
23 May 2019  |  Learn More
The rush to deliver cholera vaccines to remote communities in Zimbabwe
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It was a mad rush to the airfield. At the back of the jeep, Abi Kebra Belaye and her colleague Shamiso Nyasanu tensely shuffled papers – waybills of…
The rush to deliver cholera vaccines to remote communities…
10 May 2019  |  Learn More
WHO donates  emergency kits to support victims of Cyclone Kenneth.
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Health partners mobilize to meet post-cyclone Kenneth health needs in the Union of the Comoros Moroni, 7 May 2019 - Category 4 Hurricane Kenneth…
WHO donates emergency trauma kits to the Ministry of…
07 May 2019  |  Learn More
Dr Marie-Claire Kolie on site at an Ebola treatment facility
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On 24 July 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) declared the end of the ninth outbreak of Ebola virus disease (…
Why I chose to help: A doctor from Guinea on why she…
06 May 2019  |  Learn More

Health topics

yellow-fever
Yellow fever is a viral disease, found in tropical regions of Africa and the Americas. The "yellow" in the name refers to the jaundice that affects some patients.
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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…
Expanded Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Disease
Fourteen countries set to finalize their Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Annual Plans of Action with guidance from the World Health Organization’s Expanded Special…
Tick of genus Hyalomma
Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) belongs to the Bunyaviridae virus family.

Events

Poster
18 June 2019

African Hepatitis Summit 2019

The African Hepatitis Summit 2019 is convened by Uganda Ministry of Health and hosted by The National Organization for People Living with Hepatitis B (NOPLHB) on behalf

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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

WHO Regional Office for Africa, in collaboration with the…
Kinshasa/Butembo (23 May 2019) —With the Ebola epidemic in the…
Geneva, 22 May 2019 – Algeria and Argentina have been officially…

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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