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WHO sending urgent health assistance after Cyclone Idai displaces thousands of people in Southern Africa
Brazzaville, 20 March 2019 – The World Health Organization (WHO) is providing urgent assistance to meet the health needs of thousands of people…
WHO sending urgent health assistance after Cyclone Idai…
20 March 2019  |  Read more
AFRO Regional Director Dr Moeti urges EPI managers to strengthen immunization through accelerated implementation of Addis Declaration on Immunization in ESA countries
Asmara, Eritrea March 18, 2019: The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, today called on Expanded Programme on Immunization…
AFRO Regional Director Dr Moeti urges EPI managers to…
18 March 2019  |  Read more
First-time donor Moses Alfons gives blood in Juba. WHO/ A. Câmpeanu
When rebel fighting flared in South Sudan in 2013, two years after the country gained independence, hospitals were suddenly overwhelmed with patients…
Building a blood supply in South Sudan means breaking down…
12 March 2019  |  Read more
Health-oriented innovations to meet Africa’s unmet health needs
Health-oriented innovations to meet Africa’s unmet health needs 7 March 2019, Brazzaville – The top 30 health-oriented innovations selected from a…
WHO Innovation Challenge to announce 30 finalists at the…
08 March 2019  |  Read more

Health Topics

immunization-polio
Polio is a highly infectious viral disease that it invades the nervous system, and can cause total paralysis in a matter of hours.
nutrition
The Nutrition Programme contributes to the improvement of the food and nutritional status of populations of countries in the African Region, particularly vulnerable…
Road safety
Road traffic injuries constitute a major health and development problem the world over but especially in the African Region.
Measles
Measles is a highly infectious viral disease caused by a Morbillivirus. It only affects humans and rapidly spreads among individuals who have not been vaccinated. It is…

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 Tuberculosis Day 2019
24 March 2019

World Tuberculosis Day 2019

World Tuberculosis Day honours the date the disease was discovered 137 years ago while drawing attention to the devastating health, social and economic consequences that it continues to impose on

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08 March 2019

International Women’s Day 2019

Every day, women across Africa take on the well-being as well as the diseases, the fevers, the pains and the distress of millions of lives. On International Women’s Day, when we are being encouraged

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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

The Minister of Health, H.E. Ms. Amina Nurhussien opened the three-…
The first National Action Plan for Health Security launched Addis…
Kampala, 17 March 2019: - Uganda now has the capacity for the roll-…

Multimedia

Hand hygiene in Ebola care facilities
Survivors in Limbo
Stepping up the fight against Ebola in Western Sierra Leone
field report from Koinadugu, Sierra Leone
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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