Uganda ends Marburg virus disease outbreak
Uganda ends Marburg virus disease outbreak
Geneva, 8 December 2017 – Uganda has successfully controlled an outbreak of Marburg virus disease (MVD) and prevented its spread only weeks after it…
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WHO commends South African parliament decision to pass tax…
WHO commends South African parliament decision to pass tax bill on sugary drinks
6 December, 2017 -The South African Parliament has taken a brave and powerful step towards promoting the health of the country’s citizens and…
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WHO lauds African First Ladies for their prominent role in…
WHO lauds African First Ladies for their prominent role in tackling Mother to Child Transmission of HIV
Abidjan, December 5, 2017 – The important role of the Organization of African First Ladies against HIV and AIDS (OAFLA) in Ending Mother-to-Child…
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HIV experts take stock of progress and challenges in…
HIV experts take stock of progress and challenges in tackling HIV among children and young adults, ahead of ICASA 
Abidjan, December 3, 2017 - As thousands of international delegates converge in Abidjan, Côte d’ Ivoire for the bi-annual Conference on…
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Health Topics

Sustainable Development Goals
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ebola virus
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Events

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05 December 2017

Immunization experts meet in Johannesburg to discuss status of immunization

04 December 2017 - The WHO Africa Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (RITAG) will convene in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 5-7 December 2017 for its biannual meeting. The RITAG – which

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04 December 2017

ICASA 2017

International conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa - 4-9 December 2017 The 19th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa is taking place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from 4-9 December 2017

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News from Countries

The WHO Representative, Dr. Nathan Nsubuga Bakyaita (left) shaking hands with the Minister of Forein Affairs Hon. Harry Kalaba after presenting letters of credence.
Dr. Nathan Nsubuga Bakyaita presented his letters of credence to the…
Hon. Kassim M. Maliwa (MP), the Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania cutting the ribbon to mark the launch of the new UN Dodoma Office. To his right is the WHO Representative, Dr. Matthieu Kamwa, Hon. Amb. Dr. Augustine Mahiga (MP), Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, to his left is Mr. Alvaro Rodriguez, the UN Resident Coordinator holding the ribbon. Standing to the far left and right are government officials and Heads of UN Agencies.
7 December 2017, Dodoma: Yesterday, the United Nations in Tanzania…
Burial  team burns the property of one of the deceased cases
Kampala, 8th December 2017:- After completing two incubation cycles (…
Uganda ends Marburg virus disease outbreak
Geneva, 8 December 2017 – Uganda has successfully controlled an…

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