Health workers practice proper donning of protective gear during the training on vaccination
WHO and Ministry of Health Train health workers on…
WHO and Ministry of Health Train health workers on Compassionate use of the Ebola vaccine
Kasese, 13th November 2018:- As the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak escalates in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Uganda is ticking all the…
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Scaling up investments in health and environment initiatives in Africa
Scaling up investments in health and environment…
Scaling up investments in health and environment initiatives in Africa
Health and environment authorities as well as experts from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UN Environment  discussed today (7…
09 November 2018  |  Read more
Tackling health, growth and inclusivity in Africa’s booming cities
Tackling health, growth and inclusivity in Africa’s booming…
Tackling health, growth and inclusivity in Africa’s booming cities
Libreville 09 November, 2018 – Representatives from African cities met on 8 November to boost actions to tackle environment issues affecting human…
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Climate change increases risk of outbreaks in Africa
Climate change increases risk of outbreaks in Africa
Climate change increases risk of outbreaks in Africa
Gabriel Mabikina has lived most of his 80 years of life in the bustling port city of Pointe-Noire in the Republic of Congo. The retired businessman…
07 November 2018  |  Read more

Health Topics

water
Water is essential for life and good health. Fresh water is not only needed for drinking but also cooking, food production and a variety of other uses such as sanitation…
Vaccines
A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease.
nutrition
The Nutrition Programme contributes to the improvement of the food and nutritional status of populations of countries in the African Region, particularly vulnerable…
Health information and knowledge management
With over 890 million inhabitants in 47 countries, the African Region accounts for about 12 per cent of the world’s population.

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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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

Ethiopia to vaccinate more than 1 million people against yellow fever
Addis Ababa, 16 November 2018 – The Ethiopian Ministry of Health, in…
Dr Kaluwa delivering a statement at World Diabetes Day celebration
The Honourable Deputy Minister for Health, Mr Aboagye Gyedu, has…
Patients buying antibiotic drugs for the dispensary
Abuja, 16 November 2018 - As Nigeria observes 2018 World Antibiotic…
Dr Odame delivering a statement on behalf of the Minister of Health
Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Minister of Health, has said everyone,…

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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