Vaccinating against cholera in Sierra Leone
Seeing is believing WHO & Ministry of Health in Uganda Production on onchocerciasis control in Uganda
Onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness, is a disease caused by infection with the parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus. Symptoms include severe itching, bumps under the skin, and blindness. It is the second most common cause of blindness due to infection, after trachoma.
Health Sector Response to Gender Based Violence in Uganda
Gender inequity, poverty among women, weak economic capacity, sexual and gender-based violence including female genital mutilation (FGM) are major impediments to the amelioration of women's health in the African Region. To ensure that women and men have equal access to the necessary opportunities…
1st WHO Africa Healh Forum Video Sexual Education
Dr Matshidiso Moeti, Regional Director for Africa, WHO AFRO, talks about the role of family in sexual education today.
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.
Womens Health The Case of Congo
Women's Health: A key achieving MDGs
World Health Day 2014: Small bite, big threat
Mosquitoes, flies, ticks and bugs may be a threat to your health – and that of your family - at home and when travelling. This is the message of this year’s World Health Day, on 7 April. This short video highlights simple measures we can take to protect ourselves.
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…
WHO's Response to the Humanitarian Crisis in Central African Republic
The main objective of the Emergency Risk and Crisis Management Programme is to reduce the health consequences of public health emergencies, natural disasters, and conflict, and minimize their social and economic impact, by effective national and international risk reduction, preparedness,…
World Health Day 2016: Beat diabetes
The number of people living with diabetes has almost quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million adults, with most living in developing countries. Factors driving this dramatic rise include overweight and obesity, WHO announced ahead of World Health Day.
Blood donation spot-2015
There is no substitute for human blood, please donate
World Blood Donor Day 2014
The focus for this year's campaign is "Safe blood for saving mothers". The campaign will increase awareness about why timely access to safe blood and blood products is essential for all countries as part of a comprehensive approach to prevent maternal deaths. WHO encourages all countries and…