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
Dr Moeti
From high burden to high impact: getting back on track to…
From high burden to high impact: getting back on track to end malaria
“No one should die from a disease that is easily diagnosed and treated – and that is the case with malaria. We must mobilize additional resources…
29 September 2018  |  Read more
WHO scales up new front against Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, near the border with Uganda
WHO scales up new front against Ebola in the Democratic…
WHO scales up new front against Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, near the border with Uganda
BENI, Nord Kivu Province, 25 September 2018 (WHO) – The World Health Organization (WHO) is working in close coordination with the Ministry of Health…
26 September 2018  |  Read more

Health Topics

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Yellow fever is a viral disease, found in tropical regions of Africa and the Americas. The "yellow" in the name refers to the jaundice that affects some patients.
Dengue
Dengue fever is an arbovirus transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes.
Sanitation
Sanitation generally refers to the provision of facilities and services for the safe disposal of human urine and faeces.
Blood safety
Blood transfusion saves lives and improves health, but many patients requiring transfusion do not have timely access to safe blood.

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

The RRT team conducting investigations in the community
Juba 15 October, 2018 – South Sudan has successfully conducted its…
Honorable MP for Norton, Temba Mliswa dancing with some of the psychiatric patients during the launch
Norton, 16 Oct. 2018.  Zimbabwe commemorated a belated World…
Dr Owen Kaluwa delivering a statement at the function
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) in collaboration with the Ministry of…

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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