Tackling the common health challenges of African Small…
Tackling the common health challenges of African Small Island Developing States
Brazzaville/ Victoria, Seychelles 25 September 2017 - Tackling the common health challenges faced by Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the WHO…
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Cholera vaccination campaign begins in north-eastern Nigeria
Cholera vaccination campaign begins in north-eastern Nigeria
Mass vaccination effort will target over 915,000 people to contain cholera outbreak in Borno state MAIDUGURI, 18 September 2017 – A major…
18 September 2017  |  Read more
Cameroon investigates yaws outbreak among indigenous…
Cameroon investigates yaws outbreak among indigenous populations
21 July 2017, Geneva – Cameroon’s Ministry of Public Health has announced it will further investigate an outbreak of yaws, which over the past few…
15 September 2017  |  Read more
Eradicating dracunculiasis: Chad intensifies national…
Eradicating dracunculiasis: Chad intensifies national campaign as ninth human case is confirmed
6 September 2017 | Geneva -- The Ministry of Public Health of Chad has launched a national “Heroes of Guinea-worm campaign” to accelerate the prompt…
06 September 2017  |  Read more

Health Topics

Influenza is an acute viral respiratory disease that is often characterized by fever, headache, myalgia, sore throat and cough. Influenza infection is transmitted…
Tuberculosis
Factsheet Key Facts Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. In 2015, 10.4 million people fell ill with TB and 1.8 million died from the…
Female Genital Mutilation
Female genital mutilation comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for…
tobacco control
Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death in the world. Tobacco control actions will prevent young people from starting to use tobacco, help current tobacco…

Events

World Hepatitis Summit 2017
01 November 2017

World Hepatitis Summit 2017

The theme of the World Hepatitis Summit 2017 is Implementing the Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis (GHSS): Towards the elimination of hepatitis as a public health threat. More

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News from Countries

Minister of Health, Uganda, Dr Aceng makes her remarks at the opening of the meeting
Experts from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Kenya…
Participants from 47 countries and development partners
The World Health Organization Health Emergencies program (WHE) will…
Left to right: Ms. Cunningham (USAID), Dr, Aceng (Minster of Health), Ms Girma (UNICEF) and Dr. Nanyunja (WHO)
WHO-AFRO) in collaboration with United Nations Children’s Education…
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Brazzaville/ Victoria, Seychelles 25 September 2017 - Tackling the…

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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