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Community representatives come to visit a family in the outskirts of Beni to raise awareness about Ebola. / World Bank Group/ V.Tremeau
WHO calls on international community to join urgent push to end outbreak As the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)…
WHO reaffirms commitment to the Democratic Republic of the…
23 March 2019  |  Read more
WHO sending urgent health assistance after Cyclone Idai displaces thousands of people in Southern Africa
Brazzaville, 20 March 2019 – The World Health Organization (WHO) is providing urgent assistance to meet the health needs of thousands of people…
WHO sending urgent health assistance after Cyclone Idai…
20 March 2019  |  Read more
AFRO Regional Director Dr Moeti urges EPI managers to strengthen immunization through accelerated implementation of Addis Declaration on Immunization in ESA countries
Asmara, Eritrea March 18, 2019: The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, today called on Expanded Programme on Immunization…
AFRO Regional Director Dr Moeti urges EPI managers to…
18 March 2019  |  Read more
First-time donor Moses Alfons gives blood in Juba. WHO/ A. Câmpeanu
When rebel fighting flared in South Sudan in 2013, two years after the country gained independence, hospitals were suddenly overwhelmed with patients…
Building a blood supply in South Sudan means breaking down…
12 March 2019  |  Read more

Health Topics

tobacco control
Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death in the world. Tobacco control actions will prevent young people from starting to use tobacco, help current tobacco…
Smallpox
Smallpox is a contagious disease and kills as many as 30% of those infected.
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 –…
Lymphatic filariasis
Lymphatic filariasis, or elephantiasis, is a serious threat to approximately 406 million people in the African Region.

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 Tuberculosis Day 2019
24 March 2019

World Tuberculosis Day 2019

World Tuberculosis Day honours the date the disease was discovered 137 years ago while drawing attention to the devastating health, social and economic consequences that it continues to impose on

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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

Abuja, 23 March, 2019 - As Nigeria prepares to commemorate World…
Du 12 au 15 mars 2019, Bujumbura a abrité l’Atelier de monitoring de…
Abuja 21 March 2019 – In 2018, insecticide treated nets were…

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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