The Atlas of Health Statistics, 2012, which provides a health situation analysis of WHO’s African Region, is the most significant data output of the African Health Observatory (www.aho.afro.who.int). Now in its second edition, the Atlas is...
The African Region is one of the six regions (see figure 1) in which the World Health Organization (WHO) collaborates with countries in public health. With over 730 million inhabitants in 46 countries (see figure 2), it accounts for about one...
Immunization and vaccines development
Child and adolescent health
Maternal and newborn health
Gender and women’s health
Neglected tropical diseases
Risk factors for health
Food safety and nutrition
Resources and infrastructure
Poverty and income inequality
Science and technology
Emergencies and disasters
MDG-1 : Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
MDG-4 : Reduce childmortality
MDG-5 : Improve maternal health
MDG-6 : Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
MDG-7 : Ensure environmental sustainability
The African Region is one of the six regions in which the World Health Organization (WHO) collaborates with countries in public health. With over 730 million inhabitants in 46 countries (see Figures A and B), it accounts for about one-seventh of...
Health systems and primary health care in the African Region.
A weak national health system can be viewed as an important contributor to poverty and inequity in the African Region. Persons who are in poor health less frequently move up and...