Zimbabwe to vaccinate 1.4 million people against cholera in Harare
Zimbabwe to vaccinate 1.4 million people against cholera in…
Zimbabwe to vaccinate 1.4 million people against cholera in Harare
3 October 2018, Harare – The Government of Zimbabwe with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners is launching today an oral…
03 October 2018  |  Read more
WHO and Africa CDC deepen collaboration on improving health security in the region
WHO and Africa CDC deepen collaboration on improving health…
WHO and Africa CDC deepen collaboration on improving health security in the region
10 October 2018, Brazzaville –  The World Health Organization (WHO) and the African Union Commission (AUC) through its Africa Centres for…
03 October 2018  |  Read more
Dr Moeti
From high burden to high impact: getting back on track to…
From high burden to high impact: getting back on track to end malaria
“No one should die from a disease that is easily diagnosed and treated – and that is the case with malaria. We must mobilize additional resources…
29 September 2018  |  Read more
WHO scales up new front against Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, near the border with Uganda
WHO scales up new front against Ebola in the Democratic…
WHO scales up new front against Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, near the border with Uganda
BENI, Nord Kivu Province, 25 September 2018 (WHO) – The World Health Organization (WHO) is working in close coordination with the Ministry of Health…
26 September 2018  |  Read more

Health Topics

Obesity
Obesity rates are rapidly increasing in the African Region, as in most parts of the world.
Neglected Tropical Diseases
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) encompass 17 bacterial, parasitic and viral diseases that occur solely, or principally in tropical regions.
Health Financing
In the area of Health Financing, WHO provides evidence-based policy and technical support to Member States to improve health system financing in terms of policy…
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…

Events

The second Africa Health Forum: Achieving Universal Health Coverage and Health Security in Africa
26 March 2019

The second Africa Health Forum - Achieving Universal Health Coverage and Health Security in Africa: The Africa we want to see

The Forum is scheduled to take place in Praia, Cabo Verde from 26 - 28 March 2019.

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World Health Organization Africa Innovation Challenge
19 November 2018

World Health Organization Africa Innovation Challenge: Promoting African Solutions for Africa’s Health

WHO Africa Innovation Challenge Promoting African Solutions for Africa’s Health The World Health Organization (WHO) in the African Region will soon launch the WHO Africa Innovation Challenge

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People
06 November 2018

The third Inter-Ministerial  Conference on Health and Environment: Working at the intersection of health and environment

In August 2008, more than 300 participants from 52 African countries gathered in Libreville, Gabon to attend the first Inter-Ministerial Conference on Health and Environment in Africa (IMCHE).

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News from Countries

Honorable MP for Norton, Temba Mliswa dancing with some of the psychiatric patients during the launch
Norton, 16 Oct. 2018.  Zimbabwe commemorated a belated World…
Dr Owen Kaluwa delivering a statement at the function
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) in collaboration with the Ministry of…
Cross session of representatives from various institutions during the commemoration of the World Rabies Day in Monrovia
Liberia joined the rest of the global community in observance of…

Multimedia

field report from Koinadugu, Sierra Leone
Stepping up the fight against Ebola in Western Sierra Leone
Survivors in Limbo
Hand hygiene in Ebola care facilities
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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