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Disease detection in a box – a high-tech solution for emergency settings
In the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, hundreds of thousands of Mozambicans were left without shelter, food or access to health services. Many people have…
Disease detection in a box – a high-tech solution for…
16 April 2019  |  Read more
Temporary IDP banana-leaf shelters
Addis Ababa, 08 April 2019 – The World Health Organization (WHO) in Ethiopia has dispatched experts and medical supplies in response to the…
As internally displaced persons reach nearly 1 million in…
09 April 2019  |  Read more
The system helps monitor disease outbreaks in real time
What if a mobile phone could prevent a health epidemic? It may sound like science fiction, but the World Health Organization's (WHO) Polio Geographic…
The mobile phone app that discovers disease and saves lives…
08 April 2019  |  Read more
All Cabo Verdeans are entitled to a basic package of health services
Cabo Verde, a small nation of 10 islands in the Atlantic Ocean has made giant strides in health care provision. When the country first gained…
Cabo Verde shows us the health care progress we want to see…
04 April 2019  |  Read more

Health topics

Poverty
Poverty is associated with the undermining of a range of key human attributes, including health.
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…
maternal health
Maternal health refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period.
Blood safety
Blood transfusion saves lives and improves health, but many patients requiring transfusion do not have timely access to safe blood.

Events

African Vaccination Week 2019
22 April 2019

African Vaccination Week 2019

AVW2019 will celebrate the strides made in combating life-threatening diseases, increase awareness of the importance of vaccines and build momentum for increased access to immunization.

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World Health Day 2019
07 April 2019

World Health Day 2019

See more GIFs Universal health coverage is WHO’s number one goal. Key to achieving it is ensuring that everyone can obtain the care they need, when they need it, right in the heart of the

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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

BANJUL, 17 APRIL 2019: H.E. Dr. Isatou Touray, The Vice President of…
WHO jointly with MOH and line ministries held a consensus building…
On 9 April 2019 Zambia commemorated the World Health Day under the…
High level advocacy meeting on maternal perinatal death surveillance…

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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