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…
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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…
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H.E Gen Taban Deng Gai cuts the ribbon during the opening of the IDU
A new multipurpose Infectious Disease Unit opens in Juba,…
A new multipurpose Infectious Disease Unit opens in Juba, South Sudan
Juba 20 December, 2018 – A new multi-purpose, Infectious Diseases Unit was officially opened today 20 December by His Excellency Gen. Taban…
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Health Topics

Chronic respiratory diseases
Chronic respiratory diseases (CRDs) affect the airways and other structures of the lungs altering how one can breathe.
Rabies
Rabies is a zoonosis (a disease that is transmitted from animals to humans) that is caused by a virus.
Eye health
Visual impairment is a significant health problem in the African Region.
Cholera
Cholera is an infectious disease that causes severe watery diarrhoea, and can lead to dehydration and kill within hours if left untreated. People with low immunity –…

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).

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News from Countries

Labeling and triple packaging of blood samples
In the context of the on-going outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu and…
The delegation from St Helena Island in the company of Dr L. Musango, WHO Representativ, the Health Minister, Dr Hon. A. Husnoo (in the centre) and high level officials of the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life
A delegation from St Helena Island, a British Overseas territory in…
Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Ruganda (left) and WHO DG Dr Tedros Adhanon Ghebreyesus address the media during the presser
Kampala 3 January 2019 - The Director General of the World Health…
TB patients in a hospital
The Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health, the National TB Program in…

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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