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
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
Maximising digital health technology to improve quality and patient safety in Africa
Maximising digital health technology to improve quality and…
Maximising digital health technology to improve quality and patient safety in Africa
Cotonou, Benin 19 June 2018 - The World Health Organization(WHO) has urged countries to maximise the use of digital health technology to improve…
20 June 2018  |  Read more

Health Topics

Disease outbreaks
Epidemic and pandemic-prone diseases threaten public health security.
nutrition
The Nutrition Programme contributes to the improvement of the food and nutritional status of populations of countries in the African Region, particularly vulnerable…
Ageing woman image
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…

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

 Eligible child being administered with  anti-malaria drug during 2017 SMC campaign in Borno state. Photo credit: WHO/CE.Onuekwe
Maiduguri, 13 July 2018 - With the support of World Health…
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…
Senegal mobile phone project promotes public health
Every morning, mother of six Mariama rises early to sell fish in her…
Dr Jose Nyamusore, Division Manager Epidemic Surveillance and Response within the Rwanda Biomedical Center/Ministry of Health
Under the leadership of Rwanda’s Biomedical Center of the Ministry 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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