Urgent action needed to tackle the double burden of malnutrition and to achieve Universal Health Coverage and Sustainable Development Goals in Africa
Urgent action needed to tackle the double burden of…
Urgent action needed to tackle the double burden of malnutrition and to achieve Universal Health Coverage and Sustainable Development Goals in Africa
Nairobi, April 17, 2018 – Under nutrition, obesity and diet-related noncommunicable diseases are leading to catastrophic costs to individuals, to…
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 Nigeria's Vice President welcoming WHO Director General in his office at the Presidential Villa in Abuja
Nigeria’s Vice President believes the country should be an…
Nigeria’s Vice President believes the country should be an important focus for WHO
Abuja, 11 April 2018 - Nigeria’s Vice President, His Excellency Professor Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria should be a priority for the World Health…
12 April 2018  |  Read more
People wearing personal protective equipment
WHO: Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak is slowing, but remains…
WHO: Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak is slowing, but remains a concern
26 MARCH 2018 | ABUJA, NIGERIA – After nearly 400 confirmed infections and 100 deaths, the spread of Lassa fever in Nigeria is beginning to slow but…
26 March 2018  |  Read more
WHO supports 16 African countries to protect against Listeriosis
WHO supports 16 African countries to protect against…
WHO supports 16 African countries to protect against Listeriosis
20 March 2018 | Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo – The World Health Organization has reached out to 16 African nations to provide support for…
20 March 2018  |  Read more

Health Topics

Guinea Worm Disease
Guinea-worm disease, or dracunculiasis, is a parasitic disease that is transmitted through drinking stagnant water that has been contaminated with a tiny parasite-…
Traditional medicine
Traditional medicine refers to the knowledge, skills and practises based on the theories, beliefs and experiences indigenous to different cultures, used in the…
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Adolescent health
Most young people are thought of as healthy but many serious diseases in adulthood have their roots in adolescence.

Events

AVW2018
23 April 2018

African Vaccination Week

African Vaccination Week (AVW) 2018 will be celebrated from 23 to 29 April 2018 with the theme “Vaccines work, Do your part!” It aims at to raising awareness of the needs and rights of all people,

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World Malaria Day 2018
25 April 2018

World Malaria Day 2018

World Malaria Day on 25 April focuses global attention on malaria and its devastating impact on families, communities and development. The theme for this year, “Ready to beat Malaria”, stresses the

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News from Countries

WCO Botswana team and the ToC Facilitator
Gaborone, Botswana – 20 April 2018: The WCO Botswana team has today…
Stakeholders reviewing the draft health promotion strategy for South Sudan
Juba, 19 April 2018 – In order to improve the health and wellbeing of…
Cutting of the WHO 70th Anniversary cake
13 April.   Zimbabwe commemorated  World Health Day at…
Dr Charles Byabamazima (left, from WHO) updating Ms Thandie Kgosiesele (right, MoHW Deputy Permanent Secretary and Director of Clinical Services) on the result of the review for Accreditation
Gaborone, Botswana – 13 April 2018: The Deputy Permanent Secretary…

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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