Political will and evidence-based action to end TB in the…
Political will and evidence-based action to end TB in the African Region a must – WHO Regional Director for Africa
23 November 2017 - World Health Organization (WHO) Africa Regional Director, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti recently attended the first WHO Global…
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EU commended for renewed commitment to boost Africa’s…
EU commended for renewed commitment to boost Africa’s health development Africa on course to reach health some targets by 2030
Brussels, 21 November, 2017 – The World Health Organization’s Director for the Africa Regional Office, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, has said that significant…
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WHO’s Africa Nutrition Report highlights an increase in…
WHO’s Africa Nutrition Report highlights an increase in malnutrition in Africa.
Critical gaps in data also a concern. Abidjan, 16 November, 2017 - A newly released nutrition report by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional…
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Plague in Madagascar - Disease Outbreak News Update
Plague in Madagascar - Disease Outbreak News Update
15 November 2017 Since 1 August 2017, Madagascar has been experiencing a large outbreak of plague. As of 10 November 2017, a total of 2119…
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Health Topics

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Over the last 50 years, human activities – particularly the burning of fossil fuels – have released sufficient quantities of carbon dioxide
Smallpox
Smallpox is a contagious disease and kills as many as 30% of those infected.
Injuries
Maltreatment of children, elderly people and the poor is an important cause of injuries and disease. The most common culprits include physical, sexual and emotional…
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…

Events

Exchange of Views with the European Parliament on Health and Communicable Diseases in the African Region
29 November 2017

Exchange of Views with the European Parliament on Health and Communicable Diseases in the African Region

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa has been invited by the European Parliament Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) to discuss health and communicable

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23 November 2017

Célébration de la semaine mondiale pour un bon usage des antibiotiques au Togo

Togo Dans le cadre de la célébration de la Semaine mondiale pour un bon usage des antibiotiques (13-19 Novembre 2017) , la Faculté des Sciences de la Santé (FSS) de l’université de Lomé et l'association

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Previous meeting
05 November 2017

40th Annual Meeting of Representatives of National Pharmacovigilance Centres participating in the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring

Uganda Uganda was chosen as the host of the 40th annual meeting of representatives of National Pharmacovigilance Centres (NPC) participating in the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring (PIDM) in

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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
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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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