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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

Factsheet Key Facts Tuberculosis (TB) is the ninth leading cause of death worldwide and the leading cause from a single infectious agent, ranking above HIV/AIDS. In…
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…
Rehabilitation is a set of measures that assist an individual who experience, or are likely to experience, disability to achieve and maintain optimal functioning in…
Sanitation generally refers to the provision of facilities and services for the safe disposal of human urine and faeces.


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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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

Kampala, 26th April 2019: - The World Health Organization (WHO)…
Kampala 26 April 2019: - The Ministry of Health (MoH) has, today,…
Abuja, 26 April, 2019 - Nigeria has joined the rest of the world to…
Lionel Caetano António Domingo is a General Medicine Technician…


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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