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…
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Participants of the health walk
Hundreds take part in Health walk to commemorate WHO’s 70th…
Hundreds take part in Health walk to commemorate WHO’s 70th anniversary
More than eight hundred people from all walks of life took part in an 8km Health walk to commemo-rate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the…
26 August 2018  |  Read more

Health Topics

Integrated disease Surveillance
The Integrated Disease Surveillance (IDS) Programme ensures the availability of guidelines for integrated disease surveillance and response.
Malaria
The WHO African Region continues to bear the brunt of the global burden of malaria. In 2015, 88% of global cases and 90% of global deaths occurred in the African Region.
water
Water is essential for life and good health. Fresh water is not only needed for drinking but also cooking, food production and a variety of other uses such as sanitation…
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…

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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News from Countries

WHO and MoH staff checking on the Ebola Cold Chain Freezers that were delivered
Kampala: - 20th September 2018. As Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)…
Governor Okorocha (right) receiving Dr Alemu (left) to Imo Government House
Owerri, 19 September, 2018 - Governor of Imo State, His Excellency…
Dr Laurent Musango, WHO Representative in Mauritius enquiring about possible solutions to address the issues of ageing population in Mauritius
Social problems associated with the ageing of the population can be…

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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