The burden of viral hepatitis, though not accurately known, is believed to be one of the highest in the world.
The knowledge gap presents a challenge to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and other agreed targets in the African Region.
The tobacco epidemic kills nearly six million people each year, of which more than 600 000 are non-smokers dying from breathing second-hand smoke.
São Tomé and Príncipe has started working on its country analytical profile for the African Health Observatory (AHO). The first draft of the Health information section has been completed.