Tackling health, growth and inclusivity in Africa’s booming cities
Tackling health, growth and inclusivity in Africa’s booming…
Tackling health, growth and inclusivity in Africa’s booming cities
Libreville 09 November, 2018 – Representatives from African cities met on 8 November to boost actions to tackle environment issues affecting human…
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Scaling up investments in health and environment initiatives in Africa
Scaling up investments in health and environment…
Scaling up investments in health and environment initiatives in Africa
Health and environment authorities as well as experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UN Environment  discussed today (7…
09 November 2018  |  Read more
Climate change increases risk of outbreaks in Africa
Climate change increases risk of outbreaks in Africa
Climate change increases risk of outbreaks in Africa
Gabriel Mabikina has lived most of his 80 years of life in the bustling port city of Pointe-Noire in the Republic of Congo. The retired businessman…
07 November 2018  |  Read more
WHO: Urgent action needed to combat poisoning from artisanal gold mining in Africa
WHO: Urgent action needed to combat poisoning from…
WHO: Urgent action needed to combat poisoning from artisanal gold mining in Africa
Libreville, 6 November 2018 - Ministers, officials and health experts from across Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the…
05 November 2018  |  Read more

Health Topics

immunization-polio
Polio is a highly infectious viral disease that it invades the nervous system, and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours.
Rift Valley Fever
Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a viral disease that affects mainly animals and occasionally humans.
Chemical Safety
Chemical Safety is achieved by undertaking all activities involving chemicals
Guinea Worm Disease
Guinea-worm disease, or dracunculiasis, is a parasitic disease that is transmitted through drinking stagnant water that has been contaminated with a tiny parasite-…

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
10 December 2018

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

The World Health Organization (WHO) in the African Region has launched the WHO Africa Innovation Challenge.

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News from Countries

Motorized campaign creating awareness about the ongoing seasonal malaria campaign in Borno state. Photo-credit: WHO/C.E.Onuekwe
Maiduguri, 12 November 2018 - With more than 2 700 volunteers…
A member of the vaccinating team vaccinates a health worker in Rwebisengo
Kampala, 7th November 2018:- The Ministry of Health (MoH) with…

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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