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The rush to deliver cholera vaccines to remote communities in Zimbabwe
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It was a mad rush to the airfield. At the back of the jeep, Abi Kebra Belaye and her colleague Shamiso Nyasanu tensely shuffled papers – waybills of…
The rush to deliver cholera vaccines to remote communities…
10 May 2019  |  Learn More
WHO donates  emergency kits to support victims of Cyclone Kenneth.
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Health partners mobilize to meet post-cyclone Kenneth health needs in the Union of the Comoros Moroni, 7 May 2019 - Category 4 Hurricane Kenneth…
WHO donates emergency trauma kits to the Ministry of…
07 May 2019  |  Learn More
Dr Marie-Claire Kolie on site at an Ebola treatment facility
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On 24 July 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) declared the end of the ninth outbreak of Ebola virus disease (…
Why I chose to help: A doctor from Guinea on why she…
06 May 2019  |  Learn More
Dr Tedros and Dr Moeti conversing with the family
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4 May 2019, Bafia – With overwhelming grief and respect, Dr Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung, a devoted doctor, epidemiologist, husband and father who…
WHO hero laid to rest
04 May 2019  |  Learn More

Health topics

Plague
Factsheet Key Facts Plague is caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis, a zoonotic bacteria usually found in small mammals and their fleas. People infected with…
Violence
Violence and Injuries are a major public health problem and cause death and harm to several million people each year.
Traditional medicine
Traditional medicine refers to the knowledge, skills and practises based on the theories, beliefs and experiences indigenous to different cultures, used in the…
Social and Economic Determinants of Health
The Social and Economic Determinants of Health (SDH) Programme provides technical support to Member States and WHO to reduce health equity gap through action on the…

Events

Poster
18 June 2019

African Hepatitis Summit 2019

The African Hepatitis Summit 2019 is convened by Uganda Ministry of Health and hosted by The National Organization for People Living with Hepatitis B (NOPLHB) on behalf

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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).

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News from countries

Abuja, 20 May 2019 – In Nigeria, not less than 850,690 people are at…
Ministry of Health of the State of Eritrea in collaboration with WHO…
In an effort  to reduce severe and avoidable medication-related harm…
Abuja, 20 May 2019 – “I first discovered I was HIV positive in 1998…

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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