Dr  Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa chairs the HHA meeting flanked by other partners
Regional Directors renew commitment for strengthened health…
Regional Directors renew commitment for strengthened health in Africa
Nairobi, October 19, 2018 - The 10th Harmonization for Health in Africa (HHA) annual Regional Directors meeting has ended in Nairobi with a renewed…
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The RRT team conducting investigations in the community
The Ministry of Health of South Sudan successfully conducts…
The Ministry of Health of South Sudan successfully conducts its first ever diagnostic test for Ebola
Juba 15 October, 2018 – South Sudan has successfully conducted its first ever laboratory test for Ebola using the emergency management and laboratory…
19 October 2018  |  Read more
Zimbabwe to vaccinate 1.4 million people against cholera in Harare
Zimbabwe to vaccinate 1.4 million people against cholera in…
Zimbabwe to vaccinate 1.4 million people against cholera in Harare
3 October 2018, Harare – The Government of Zimbabwe with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners is launching today an oral…
03 October 2018  |  Read more
WHO and Africa CDC deepen collaboration on improving health security in the region
WHO and Africa CDC deepen collaboration on improving health…
WHO and Africa CDC deepen collaboration on improving health security in the region
10 October 2018, Brazzaville –  The World Health Organization (WHO) and the African Union Commission (AUC) through its Africa Centres for…
03 October 2018  |  Read more

Health Topics

Cancer
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Substance Abuse
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Noncommunicable diseases
WHO supports Member States to develop and implement comprehensive and integrated policies and strategies for the management of the main chronic noncommunicable diseases…
Lymphatic filariasis
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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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World Health Organization Africa Innovation Challenge
19 November 2018

World Health Organization Africa Innovation Challenge: Promoting African Solutions for Africa’s Health

WHO Africa Innovation Challenge Promoting African Solutions for Africa’s Health The World Health Organization (WHO) in the African Region will soon launch the WHO Africa Innovation Challenge

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People
06 November 2018

The third Inter-Ministerial  Conference on Health and Environment: Working at the intersection of health and environment

In August 2008, more than 300 participants from 52 African countries gathered in Libreville, Gabon to attend the first Inter-Ministerial Conference on Health and Environment in Africa (IMCHE).

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News from Countries

Dr  Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa chairs the HHA meeting flanked by other partners
Nairobi, October 19, 2018 - The 10th Harmonization for Health in…
Polio teams going to hard-to-reach community to provide essential health services during cholera outbreak in Yobe state
Abuja, 23 October, 2018 - “My phone rang on 22 August. The familiar…
Ministry of Health and WHO officials in attendance at the workshop
Kampala, 23 October 2018:- There is an urgent need for countries…
EVD Rapid Response Training in Kigali
The current outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in 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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