eHealth: a key enabler for strengthening health systems

The use of the internet and information and communication technologies (ICTs) in health has far-reaching implications for public health.

Paving the path to national health observatories in the African Region

Health observatories contribute to improve the availability, quality and use of information and evidence for policy and decision-making by strengthening health information systems.

Breastfeeding: a simple, costless and effective action

Globally, breastfeeding has the potential to prevent about 800 000 deaths among children under five each year.

Blood safety and maternal mortality in the African Region

Every day, about 800 women die from pregnancy or childbirth-related complications. Almost all of these deaths occur in developing countries. More than half of them occur in sub-Saharan Africa.

Health professional networks: a world of possibilities

Among the most effective models for collaboration is a “network,” a forum, information clearing house and vehicle to promote collective, bilateral and individual action within a group.