Hexavalent vaccine: less injections and more protection for…
Hexavalent vaccine: less injections and more protection for babies
The Hexavalent Vaccine, a six-in-one vaccine protecting babies against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), poliomyelitis, Haemophilus…
09 January 2018  |  Read more
WHO Director-General: invest in health to end plague in…
WHO Director-General: invest in health to end plague in Madagascar
8 January 2018, Antananarivo, Madagascar - The Director-General of WHO has outlined his vision for a Madagascar free of plague…
08 January 2018  |  Read more
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…
08 December 2017  |  Read more
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…
06 December 2017  |  Read more

Health Topics

Trypanosomiasis
Human African trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness, is a widespread tropical disease that can be fatal if not treated.
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…
Rift Valley Fever
Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a viral disease that affects mainly animals and occasionally humans.
Neglected Tropical Diseases
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) encompass 17 bacterial, parasitic and viral diseases that occur solely, or principally in tropical regions.

Events

12 December 2017

After Action Review for the Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Outreak

Namibia The purpose of the After Action Review (AAR) is to identify best practices and challenges encountered during the response to the CCHF outbreak and to identify/evaluate prevention, preparedness, and

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12 December 2017

Workshop to develop a Health in Policies Strategy for Namibia

Namibia Objectives of the Workshop Draft a strategy for Health in All Policies to enable government to address the social and environmental determinants of health in all public policies with improved health

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News from Countries

           His Excellency Mr Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda with Dr Tedros Adhanom, DG WHO
During his two day visit to Rwanda from 11 to 12 January 2018, the…
DG Dr Tedros with President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nairob where they discussed implementation of Universal Health Coverage and Kenya’s four priority areas of focus
January 10, 2018 - WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom…
L-R WR Dr Wondimagegnehu Alemu making a speech during courtesy visit paid to the WHO Nigeria by the NAFDAC DG Professor Moji Christianah Adeyeye (left)
Abuja, 11 January, 2018, In an effort to strengthen the longtime…

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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