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From coast to coast: Africa unites to tackle threat of polio

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24 March 2017 – Geneva/Brazzaville/New York/Dakar:  More than 190 000 polio vaccinators in 13 countries across west and central Africa will immunize...

116 million children to be immunized from coast to coast across the continent, as regional emergency outbreak response intensifies

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24 March 2017 – Geneva/Brazzaville/New York/Dakar:  More than 190 000 polio vaccinators in 13 countries across west and central Africa will immunize...

Message of the Regional Director, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, on the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day, 24 March 2017

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Today, 24 March 2017, the World Health Organization joins the rest of the international community to commemorate World Tuberculosis Day. The theme...

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...