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Ayuba Gufwan’s
Ayuba Gufwan, 46, spent his childhood crawling on his hands and knees in a remote village in Nigeria’s Plateau State. Paralysed by polio at age 5,…
From neglect to inspiration: Ayuba Gufwan’s story
23 April 2019  |  Read more
Malaria vaccine pilot launched in Malawi
Country first of three in Africa to roll out landmark vaccine WHO welcomes the Government of Malawi’s launch of the world’s first malaria vaccine…
Malaria vaccine pilot launched in Malawi
23 April 2019  |  Read more
WHO Africa mourns the loss of a colleague killed in a hospital attack in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
The WHO Regional Office for Africa is deeply saddened by the death of Dr Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung, an epidemiologist deployed by WHO in…
WHO Africa mourns the loss of a colleague killed in a…
19 April 2019  |  Read more
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

Health topics

There is a 1 in 300 chance of health care-induced injury that equates to thousands of premature deaths daily.
International Health Regulations
The International Health Regulations (IHR) are an international legal biding instrument for 194 countries across the globe, including all the Member States of WHO.
Soil-transmitted helminth infections are among the most common infections worldwide and affect the poorest and most deprived communities.
Noncommunicable diseases
WHO supports Member States to develop and implement comprehensive and integrated policies and strategies for the management of the main chronic noncommunicable diseases…


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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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

Gaborone, Botswana - 23 April 2019: The Republic of Turkey’s new…
Kampala, 24th April 2019:- Uganda’s Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)…
The UNCT Family Retreat, held at the Savoy Hotel in the idyllic…


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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