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
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Our first year together
Our first year together
It's been just over a year since Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus took office as WHO Director-General. Here’s his first annual letter outlining the…
21 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.
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…
Maternal and neonatal tetanus
Claiming thousands of lives every year, maternal and neonatal tetanus (MNT) is a devastating disease caused by toxins released from Clostridium tetani bacteria.
woman and child
Gender inequity, poverty among women, weak economic capacity, sexual and gender-based violence including female genital mutilation (FGM) are major impediments to the…

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

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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