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Human solidarity chain in Praia, Cabo Verde
Praia, 25 March 2019 – Led by the Cabo Verde's Minister of Sports and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, hundreds of…
Cabo Verde launches first “solidarity chain” in Africa with…
25 March 2019  |  Read more
Community representatives come to visit a family in the outskirts of Beni to raise awareness about Ebola. / World Bank Group/ V.Tremeau
WHO calls on international community to join urgent push to end outbreak As the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)…
WHO reaffirms commitment to the Democratic Republic of the…
23 March 2019  |  Read more
WHO sending urgent health assistance after Cyclone Idai displaces thousands of people in Southern Africa
Brazzaville, 20 March 2019 – The World Health Organization (WHO) is providing urgent assistance to meet the health needs of thousands of people…
WHO sending urgent health assistance after Cyclone Idai…
20 March 2019  |  Read more
AFRO Regional Director Dr Moeti urges EPI managers to strengthen immunization through accelerated implementation of Addis Declaration on Immunization in ESA countries
Asmara, Eritrea March 18, 2019: The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, today called on Expanded Programme on Immunization…
AFRO Regional Director Dr Moeti urges EPI managers to…
18 March 2019  |  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.
Social and Economic Determinants of Health
The Social and Economic Determinants of Health (SDH) Programme provides technical support to Member States and WHO to reduce health equity gap through action on the…
Buruli ulcer
Buruli ulcer (BU), or Mycobacterium ulcerans disease, is a severe bacterial infection that affects the skin, soft tissues and the bones.
Sexual and Reproductive Health
The Reproductive Health Programme supports Member States to develop, implement and evaluate effective policies and strategies related to sexual and reproductive health

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 Tuberculosis Day 2019
24 March 2019

World Tuberculosis Day 2019

World Tuberculosis Day honours the date the disease was discovered 137 years ago while drawing attention to the devastating health, social and economic consequences that it continues to impose on

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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

15-17 January 2019, Dar es Salaam: Strong health…
Life as a refugee is never easy. This is especially true if one lives…
Dar es Salaam, 25 February - 01 March 2019: The World Health…
“My name is Kitaw Teklemariam. My daughter was only two years old…

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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