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Taking stock of the progress made by the SRHR Initiative in the African Region durin...

WHO in the African Region has been implementing a four-year initiative, launched in January 2019, to enhance existing efforts for reducing preventable maternal morbidity and mortality. It emphasizes on eliminating maternal deaths due to unsafe abortion, as an important contributor to the reduction of maternal mortality in the African Region. The Initiative focuses on the provision of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) services within the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) framework.

African Health Ministers urge greater vigilance in COVID-19 fight

African Health Ministers gathering for the resumed Seventieth session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa took stock this week of the region’s efforts in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic, with calls to step up vigilance and head off a possible resurgence of infections.

Knowledge brokering platform launched to support health systems in the African regio...

Brazzaville, 23 November 2020 – The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners launched an online platform today to promote the exchange of evidence and experience across countries in the African region. By working to foster evidence-informed decision-making in an endeavor to re-engineer health service delivery, the initiative is expected to drive countries’ health system resilience efforts.

WHO urges greater COVID-19 vigilance in Africa as holidays near

Brazzaville, 19 November 2020 – With the end of year approaching and many African families planning get-togethers, the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging countries to be on high alert for a possible surge in COVID-19 cases. This comes as nearly 20 countries in the region experience an uptick in cases.

WHO urges greater COVID-19 vigilance in Africa as holidays near

Brazzaville, 19 November 2020 – With the end of year approaching and many African families planning get-togethers, the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging countries to be on high alert for a possible surge in COVID-19 cases. This comes as nearly 20 countries in the region experience an uptick in cases.