Hepatitis: a silent killer in the African Region and worldwide

The burden of viral hepatitis, though not accurately known, is believed to be one of the highest in the world.

Online evidence-based information: narrowing the knowledge gap in the African Region

The knowledge gap presents a challenge to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and other agreed targets in the African Region.

WHO calls on countries to raise taxes on tobacco

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 country profile is under way

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.