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
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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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

Communicable Diseases
Communicable, or infectious diseases, are caused by microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi that can be spread, directly or indirectly, from one…
Blood safety
Blood transfusion saves lives and improves health, but many patients requiring transfusion do not have timely access to safe blood.
ebola virus
Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a death rate of up to 90% caused by Ebola virus, a member of the…
Chronic respiratory diseases
Chronic respiratory diseases (CRDs) affect the airways and other structures of the lungs altering how one can breathe.

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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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

Vice Mayor, District Gisagara(2nd from left) with Guests
This year on 24th October 2018, the Ministry of Health in…
The psycosocial teams in one of the training sessions led by the Ministry of Health and WHO
Mukono, 14th November 2018- One of the severe yet often neglected…
Health workers practice proper donning of protective gear during the training on vaccination
Kasese, 13th November 2018:- As the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)…

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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