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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...

Message of Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, on World Cancer Day, 4 February 2017

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World Cancer Day commemorations on 4 February 2017 continue to be under the theme of “We Can, I Can” launched in 2016 as part of a three-year...

Tobacco control can save billions of dollars and millions of lives

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10 January 2017, Geneva - Policies to control tobacco use, including tobacco tax and price increases, can generate significant government revenues...