The second phase of an oral vaccination campaign to protect more than 835 000 people from cholera in the North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) begins today. While North Kivu has been struggling with an outbreak of Ebola virus disease for more than a year, this north-eastern province is also endemic for cholera.
Cabo Verde is reinforcing its primary health care system implementing the World Health Organization (WHO) package of essential noncommunicable diseases interventions (WHO PEN). These package is going to help the country to improve efficiency and quality of care to control and reduce the impact of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The WHO PEN is an innovative and action-oriented set of cost-effective interventions that can be delivered to assure an acceptable quality of care, even in resource-limited settings.
24th October 2019 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Marking the commemoration of World Polio Day 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and Rotary International, jointly reaffirm their commitment to the fight against polio. As we commemorate World Polio Day 2019 for the 7th time in Ethiopia, the WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus who is also Chair of the GPEI Polio Oversight Board and the Global Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication (GCC) in Geneva, Switzerland are co-hosting the web-based event today to declare the Wild poliovirus Type 3 is eradicated globally.