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Message of Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017

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Today, on 8 March 2017, we join the world in commemorating International Women’s Day, calling on every person to Be Bold for Change to play a part in...

Message of the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, on the occasion of World Hearing Day 2017

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This year on 3 March 2017, World Hearing Day focuses on the economic impact of hearing loss. The theme is “Action for hearing loss: make a sound...

The yellow fever outbreak in Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo ends

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Brazzaville, 14 February 2017 – The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared the end of the yellow fever outbreak in that country today following...

Early cancer diagnosis saves lives, cuts treatment costs

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3 February 2017, GENEVA - New guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), launched ahead of World Cancer Day (4 February), aims to improve the...

WHO and partners step up action to improve access to and uptake of family planning services in four African countries

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Brazzaville, 1 February 2017 – The World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO) today concluded a three-day orientation and...