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
Partners agree to harmonise actions to improve the…
Partners agree to harmonise actions to improve the effectiveness of humanitarian efforts
Dakar, 18 July 2017 - Organisations involved in managing health emergencies and disease outbreaks in the African Region have agreed on better ways of…
26 July 2017  |  Read more

Health Topics

Hygiene
Hygiene refers to conditions and practices that help to maintain health and prevent the spread of diseases.
Chikungunya
Chikungunya is a mosquito-borne viral disease that is transmitted from human to human by the bites of infected female mosquitoes.
WASH
Inadequate sanitation is a major cause of disease world-wide and improving sanitation is known to have a significant beneficial impact on health both in households and…
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People in Africa are living longer than ever before. The Region continues to face a burden of persistent infectious diseases, while the prevalence of risk factors for…

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

Angola celebra Semana dos ODS com foco na Saúde
22 de Setembro de 2017, Luanda - As Agências das Nações Unidas e…
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,…
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…

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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