Ebola vaccine - the Democratic Republic of the Congo 2018
The Ebola vaccine is a new tool that gives new hope to stop Ebola more quickly.
Innovative health financing - Dr Philippe Douste-Blazy, Chairman of the UNITAID Executive Board
An interview with Dr Philippe Douste-Blazy, Chairman of the UNITAID Executive Board at the WHO Regional Office for Africa Download the video [English - wmv 9MB] [French - wmv 9MB]
World Malaria Day 2016: End malaria for good
Each year, WHO and partners unite around a common World Malaria Day theme. This year’s theme "End malaria for good" reflects the vision of a malaria-free world. Although there has been a major decline in malaria cases and deaths in the African Region, significant challenges remain. World Malaria…
Encouraging safe and dignified burial of people who have died from Ebola
Social Anthropologist Julienne Anoko visits communities yo encourage safe and dignified burial. Infection of the Ebola virus can occur from touching the bodies of those who have died from Ebola virus disease (EVD).
African Vaccination Week 2016: Close the Immunization Gap
Blood donation spot-2015
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The work of WHO Health Emergencies Programme in the African Region
In October 2017, less than 2 years of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, about 30 outbreaks occurred in the WHO African Region. A dozen recorded humanitarian crises and 40 events were considered risks to public health that could harm the health of human populations. Drawing lessons from the Ebola…
Video: The many paths towards universal health coverage
At some point in their lives, everyone needs health care....but today not everyone has access to the care that they need. Universal health coverage ensures that all people get the health services they need without suffering financial hardship. The goal of moving towards universal health coverage…
Antibiotics, Handle with care
The Essential Medicines help to save lives and improve health by closing the huge gap between the potential that essential medicines have to offer and the reality that for millions of people- particularly the poor and disadvantaged- essential medicines are often unavailable, unaffordable, unsafe or…
Spot TV - Semaine Africaine de la Vaccination 2018
WHO: Austin A. Jallah shares his experience fighting Ebola in Liberia
“When the outbreak first started in March and we heard about this deadly virus Ebola, I was in Kakata,” says Austin S. Jallah, a student nurse of Kakata University, in Margibi County, Liberia and working as a WHO expert patient trainer.
Women's Health in Africa
Some African countries are not on track to achieve MDG5, i.e. reduce maternal mortality by 75% by 2015. In a report, just published by the WHO Regional Office for Africa, governments are urged to rethink their policy on women's health.