Emergencies and Outbreaks

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Dengue fever is an arbovirus transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes.
Traditional medicine
Traditional medicine refers to the knowledge, skills and practises based on the theories, beliefs and experiences indigenous to different cultures, used in the…
There is a 1 in 300 chance of health care-induced injury that equates to thousands of premature deaths daily.
Over the last 50 years, human activities – particularly the burning of fossil fuels – have released sufficient quantities of carbon dioxide


World Hepatitis Summit 2017
01 novembre 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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28 août 2017

Sixty-seventh session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa

  The WHO Regional Committee for Africa is the Organization's governing body in the African Region. There are currently 47 Member States in the region. It is the annual flagship meeting of ministers

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Health workers are #NotATarget
19 août 2017

Health workers are #NotATarget

Democratic Republic of Congo Samedi 19 août 2017: Journée mondiale de l'aide humanitaire. Il est temps d'arrêter des attaques sur les personnels de la santé

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28 juillet 2017

World Hepatitis Day 2017

The World Hepatitis Day on 28 July 2017 is an opportunity to add momentum to all efforts to implement the WHO's first global health sector strategy on viral hepatitis for 2016-2021 and help Member

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Teams of responding partners at the disaster site
Freetown, Sierra Leone, 21 August 2017 – The World Health…
Policy Makers during a discussion following the opening remarks and presentations
19 July 2017, Addis Ababa:  Policy makers in Ethiopia had a…
Participants documenting key events of the outbreak response in a group session
Morogoro, 13-18 August 2017: The government of Tanzania is battling…
Acting WHO Representative Dr. Abdoulie Jack making his remarks during the release ceremony
HIV Impact Assessment (UPHIA) indicating that the total number of…


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
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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