Couple holding hands
Learning to live as a couple when one partner is HIV-…
Learning to live as a couple when one partner is HIV-positive in Sierra Leone
“The greatest support I ever received living with HIV for 10 years has come from my HIV-negative partner.” Jane* was pregnant when she discovered…
18 January 2019  |  Read more
UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO urge countries in western and central Africa to step up the pace in the response to HIV for children and adolescents
UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO urge countries in western and…
UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO urge countries in western and central Africa to step up the pace in the response to HIV for children and adolescents
DAKAR/GENEVA, 16 January 2019 - At a high-level meeting in Dakar, Senegal, UNAIDS, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World…
16 January 2019  |  Read more
Ebola Survivor with Family
New Hope with Ebola Drug Trial
New Hope with Ebola Drug Trial
By the time Kambale Kombi Vianey arrived at the Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Beni in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in late November, he was…
11 January 2019  |  Read more
Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Ruganda (left) and WHO DG Dr Tedros Adhanon Ghebreyesus address the media during the presser
WHO Director-General applauds Uganda’s Ebola preparedness…
WHO Director-General applauds Uganda’s Ebola preparedness response
Kampala 3 January 2019 - The Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO DG), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has lauded Uganda for the…
03 January 2019  |  Read more

Health Topics

HIV/AIDS
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) targets the immune system and weakens people's defence systems against infections and some types of cancer. As the virus destroys…
Health information and knowledge management
With over 890 million inhabitants in 47 countries, the African Region accounts for about 12 per cent of the world’s population.
Rift Valley Fever
Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a viral disease that affects mainly animals and occasionally humans.
Alcohol drinks
The African Region is faced with a growing burden of harmful alcohol consumption and its disastrous effects.

Events

The second Africa Health Forum: Achieving Universal Health Coverage and Health Security in Africa
26 March 2019

The second Africa Health Forum - Achieving Universal Health Coverage and Health Security in Africa: The Africa we want to see

The Forum is scheduled to take place in Praia, Cabo Verde from 26 - 28 March 2019.

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Zero tolerance for Sexual abuse and fraud

WHO has a zero tolerance policy for Fraud, all forms of harrasment (including sexual), and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA).

For more information or to report a complaint, please click here.

News from Countries

WHO Ethiopia Representative, Dr. Rufaro Chatora on checkup at the health expo in the UNCC exhibition area
Addis Ababa 22 January 2019: United Nations agencies in the premises…
WHE Emergency Manager, Dr. Collins Owili at a Mubi Cholera Treatment Centre during the outbreak in Adamawa state - June 2018
Borno, 21 January 2019 -  It is safe to say that the cholera…
Jane and John holding hands
Jane* was pregnant when she discovered she was HIV-positive in 2008.…
Labeling and triple packaging of blood samples
In the context of the on-going outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu and…

Multimedia

Hand hygiene in Ebola care facilities
Survivors in Limbo
Stepping up the fight against Ebola in Western Sierra Leone
field report from Koinadugu, Sierra Leone
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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