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Tony and Elias
Two men in Kenya are rallying against the myths that perpetuate the violation of women’s and girls’ human rights through the centuries-old cultural…
In Kenya, men are challenging the male role in the female…
08 February 2019  |  Read more
Lassa Fever Contacts identification and line listing at UNTH Enugu by the Hospital Infectious Disease and Control Unit, and Rapid Response Teams from Enugu State (including SMOH and WHO) and Nkanu West LGA (source: Dr Ada Erinne, WHO State Coordinator)
8 February 2019, Brazzaville – With five countries in Western Africa reporting outbreaks of Lassa fever, the World Health Organization (WHO) has…
WHO supports five countries to fight lassa fever outbreaks
08 February 2019  |  Read more
House by house, telling girls and families the dangers of female circumcision in Kenya
For three days, Sadia Hussein struggled in labour with the birth of her first daughter. The traditional birth attendant could not deliver the baby…
House by house, telling girls and families the dangers of…
06 February 2019  |  Read more
WHO expresses sadness over the death of a colleague working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The World Health Organization was saddened to hear this morning about the sudden death of a dear colleague in Beni, the Democratic Republic of the…
WHO expresses sadness over the death of a colleague working…
31 January 2019  |  Read more

Health Topics

Marburg haemorrhagic fever
Marburg haemorrhagic fever (MHF) is a viral haemorrhagic fever and a virus from the same family as the one that causes Ebola haemorrhagic fever.
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Air pollution is contamination of the indoor or outdoor environment by any chemical, physical or biological agent that modifies the natural characteristics of the…
A newborn infant, or neonate, is a child under 28 days of age. During these first 28 days of life, the child is at the highest risk of dying.
Human African trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness, is a widespread tropical disease that can be fatal if not treated.


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 Cancer Day 2019
04 February 2019

World Cancer Day 2019

On 4 February 2019 and in recognition of World Cancer Day, WHO and global partners appeal to individuals, groups, communities and political leaders to embrace the important actions needed to stop

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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

Preparations in Cabo Verde for the World Health Organization (WHO)…
The First FAO/WHO/AU International Food Safety Conference started…
Every year the World Cancer Day is marked globally on 4th of February…
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently conducted the Universal…


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
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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