Tanzania is first African country to reach an important milestone in the regulation of medicines
Tanzania is first African country to reach an important…
Tanzania is first African country to reach an important milestone in the regulation of medicines
Brazzaville / 10 December 2018: Tanzania is the first confirmed country in Africa to achieve a well-functioning, regulatory system for…
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African countries test their capacity to respond to a deadly global flu pandemic
African countries test their capacity to respond to a…
African countries test their capacity to respond to a deadly global flu pandemic
Brazzaville, 4 December 2018 – A simulation of a response to a deadly global flu pandemic involving more than 40 countries, including 10 on the…
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Foot dipping in Chlorine solution at the Uganda-DRC border as part of the measures taken
JOINT RELEASE: Clarification on alleged Ebola death in…
JOINT RELEASE: Clarification on alleged Ebola death in Kabarole District.
Kampala, 28 November 2018 - Following media stories on the alleged suspected Ebola death in Kabarole District, the Ministry of Health together…
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Malaria control campaign launched in Democratic Republic of the Congo to save lives and aid Ebola response
Malaria control campaign launched in Democratic Republic of…
Malaria control campaign launched in Democratic Republic of the Congo to save lives and aid Ebola response
28 November 2018 | BENI: A spike in malaria cases is threatening the health of people in parts of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (…
27 November 2018  |  Read more

Health Topics

Sickle cell disease
Sickle cell disease (SCD), or sickle cell anaemia, is a major genetic disease that affects most countries in the African Region.
Blood safety
Blood transfusion saves lives and improves health, but many patients requiring transfusion do not have timely access to safe blood.
Eye health
Visual impairment is a significant health problem in the African Region.
Dengue
Dengue fever is an arbovirus transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes.

Events

The second Africa Health Forum: Achieving Universal Health Coverage and Health Security in Africa
26 March 2019

The second Africa Health Forum - Achieving Universal Health Coverage and Health Security in Africa: The Africa we want to see

The Forum is scheduled to take place in Praia, Cabo Verde from 26 - 28 March 2019.

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World Health Organization Africa Innovation Challenge
10 December 2018

World Health Organization Africa Innovation Challenge: Promoting African Solutions for Africa’s Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) in the African Region has launched the WHO Africa Innovation Challenge.

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World AIDS Day 2018
01 December 2018

World AIDS Day 2018

On 1 December 2018, the world community will come together to mark the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day. This year’s theme is “Know your status”.

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Zero tolerance for Sexual abuse and fraud

WHO has a zero tolerance policy for Fraud, all forms of harrasment (including sexual), and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA).

For more information or to report a complaint, please click here.

News from Countries

Members of Parliament, Ministry of Health, WHO officials and partners at the breakfast meeting
Kampala, 13th December 2018: - On 12th December 2018, the World…
The 30th World AIDS DAY commemoration participants in Bishoftu town
Federal HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Office (FHAPCO) in…
Group photo of participants at the 10th Annual National Health Conference in Monrovia
Monrovia, 6th December 2018:  The Ministry of Health has successfully…

Multimedia

Hand hygiene in Ebola care facilities
Survivors in Limbo
Stepping up the fight against Ebola in Western Sierra Leone
field report from Koinadugu, Sierra Leone
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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