Cholera vaccination campaign begins in north-eastern Nigeria
Cholera vaccination campaign begins in north-eastern Nigeria
Mass vaccination effort will target over 915,000 people to contain cholera outbreak in Borno state MAIDUGURI, 18 September 2017 – A major…
18 September 2017  |  Read more
Cameroon investigates yaws outbreak among indigenous…
Cameroon investigates yaws outbreak among indigenous populations
21 July 2017, Geneva – Cameroon’s Ministry of Public Health has announced it will further investigate an outbreak of yaws, which over the past few…
15 September 2017  |  Read more
Eradicating dracunculiasis: Chad intensifies national…
Eradicating dracunculiasis: Chad intensifies national campaign as ninth human case is confirmed
6 September 2017 | Geneva -- The Ministry of Public Health of Chad has launched a national “Heroes of Guinea-worm campaign” to accelerate the prompt…
06 September 2017  |  Read more
WCO Tanzania takes the Transformation Agenda forwards
WCO Tanzania takes the Transformation Agenda forwards
Dar es Salaam, 24-28 July 2017 - The Transformation Agenda is a programme for accelerating the implementation of WHO reform within the WHO African…
26 July 2017  |  Read more

Health Topics

ebola virus
Ebola virus disease (formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever) is a severe, often fatal illness, with a death rate of up to 90% caused by Ebola virus, a member of the…
immunization
The Immunization and Vaccines Development Programme provides technical support to countries in the African Region in order to contribute to the reduction of disease,…
Measles
Measles is a highly infectious viral disease caused by a Morbillivirus. It only affects humans and rapidly spreads among individuals who have not been vaccinated. It is…
Tetanus
Factsheet Key Facts Tetanus is acquired when the spores of the bacterium Clostridium Tetani infect a wound or a newborn's umbilical stump. These spores are…

Events

World Hepatitis Summit 2017
01 November 2017

World Hepatitis Summit 2017

The theme of the World Hepatitis Summit 2017 is Implementing the Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis (GHSS): Towards the elimination of hepatitis as a public health threat. More

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News from Countries

Diane  Irakoze a écouté avec attention les conseils pour bien utiliser sa moustiquaire
A jour 3, la campagne prévue pour durer 5 jours se déroule comme…
His Excellency Ambassador Alan Hamson hands the bunch of keys for the maternity complexes to the Honorable Minister Dr Riek Gai Kok. Photo WHO
19 September 2017, Juba – As part of its efforts to ensure the…
The landslide which started in Regent devastated homes, communities and waterways along its path
FREETOWN, September 21 2017 --- On the morning of 14th August 2017,…
Dr Pascal Mkanda presenting 34th ERC preliminary findingd and recommendations
Abuja, 20 September 2017-The 34th session of the Expert Review…

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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