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WHO AFRO to host the inaugural Africa Health Forum in Kigali, Rwanda

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Brazzaville, 21 June 2017 – For the first time, WHO’s Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) is convening a meeting of global leaders and thinkers to...

In equatorial Congo, WHO and its partners respond to an Ebola outbreak

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In the tiny village of Gukpale, deep in the equatorial forests of Bas-Uele province in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a...

Accelerating the AIDS response in western and central Africa

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31 May 2017 - Only 1.8 million people of the 6.5 million people living with HIV in western and central Africa were on antiretroviral therapy at the...

New technology allows for rapid diagnosis of Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Laboratory testing of samples is essential to rapidly assess the scope and spread of any Ebola outbreak.

Regional Director’s Message - World Blood Donor Day, 14 June 2017

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Every year on 14 June, the African Region joins the global community to commemorate World Blood Donor Day. The theme of this year’s celebration is...