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Professor Judith Torimiro (right) with some of her students
Professor Judith Torimiro is recognized at the World Health Assembly for 27 years of work in the field, the classroom and the laboratory …
Cameroonian scientist champions African-led research for…
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Dr Hilonga was recognized at the World Health Assembly
Dr Askwar Hilonga hopes to be a millionaire – with the millions of lives across Africa that his innovation can help improve Locals in Arusha,…
Tanzanian scientist proposes nano innovations to address…
24 May 2019  |  Learn More
The second ordinary session of the fifth Pan-African Parliament took place in Midrand, South Africa from 6-17 May
Pan-African Parliament to establish African Parliamentarian Caucus on Immunization Midrand, South Africa, 23 May 2019 – The Pan-African Parliament…
African Parliamentarians commit to urgent action to…
23 May 2019  |  Learn More
The rush to deliver cholera vaccines to remote communities in Zimbabwe
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

Health topics

Onchocerciasis, or river blindness, is a parasitic eye and skin disease.
There is a 1 in 300 chance of health care-induced injury that equates to thousands of premature deaths daily.
Female Genital Mutilation
Female genital mutilation comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for…
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…


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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Abuja, 24 May 2019 - As Borno State is affected by an on-going…
Dr Askwar Hilonga hopes to be a millionaire – with the millions of…
Professor Judith Torimiro is recognized at the World Health Assembly…
WHO Regional Office for Africa, in collaboration with the…


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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