Dr Moeti leads WHO AFR delegation to the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly
Dr Moeti leads WHO AFR delegation to the 73rd session of…
Dr Moeti leads WHO AFR delegation to the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly
The Regional Director Dr Moeti will lead a WHO AFR delegation to the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly which takes place in New York from 23–28…
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Botswana Leads the Way on Fighting Health Threat Endangering Millions of Lives in Africa
Botswana Leads the Way on Fighting Health Threat…
Botswana Leads the Way on Fighting Health Threat Endangering Millions of Lives in Africa
Botswana’s leaders made a call for urgent action on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) in the African region on 17 September at a landmark forum held in…
19 September 2018  |  Read more
WHO is scaling up response to a fast-moving cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe’s capital
WHO is scaling up response to a fast-moving cholera…
WHO is scaling up response to a fast-moving cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe’s capital
Harare/Brazzaville 13 September 2018 - The World Health Organization (WHO) is scaling up its response to an outbreak of cholera in Zimbabwe,…
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African Health Ministers commit to ending cholera outbreaks by 2030
African Health Ministers commit to ending cholera outbreaks…
African Health Ministers commit to ending cholera outbreaks by 2030
28 August 2018, Dakar, Senegal – African Health Ministers have pledged to implement key strategies for ending cholera outbreaks in the African region…
28 August 2018  |  Read more

Health Topics

Hepatitis
New WHO data reveal that an estimated 325 million people worldwide are living with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.
zika
Zika virus occurs in tropical areas with large mosquito populations, and is known to circulate in Africa, the Americas, Southern Asia and Western Pacific.
Helminthiasis
Soil-transmitted helminth infections are among the most common infections worldwide and affect the poorest and most deprived communities.
Sickle cell disease
Sickle cell disease (SCD), or sickle cell anaemia, is a major genetic disease that affects most countries in the African Region.

Events

UNGA high level side event - “The fight for quality medicines in Africa – stopping falsified, substandard medicines”
26 September 2018

UNGA high level side event - “The fight for quality medicines in Africa – stopping falsified, substandard medicines”

Wednesday 26 September 2018; Time: 14:00–15:30; Location: African Union conference Center, 346 E 50th St, New York, NY 10022, USA

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25 September 2018

From high burden to high impact: Getting back on track to end malaria

Date: 25 September 2018, 08:00-10:00; Venue: UN Headquarters, Delegates Private Dining Room 6, 7 & 8, 405 East 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10017, USA

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WHO at the high-level week of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)
24 September 2018

WHO at the high-level week of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)

The 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly will open on 18 September 2018 at the UN Headquarters.

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News from Countries

Mrs. Victoria Katawera Nyanzi, WHO-Liberia NCDs Technical Officer, making remarks during the National  Cancer Policy validation workshop in Monrovia
The Ministry of Health and partners have validated the National…
WHO National Epidemiologist sensitizing the Community Health Volunteers on the IDSR priority diseases and conditions, Gbarpolu County
Monrovia, 10th September 2018: The WHO- Liberia  Country Office  in…
Participants at the health facility workers training  in Anambra State
 Awka, 22 September 2018 - In a bid to scale up Integrated…

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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