Tag: World Health Organization

Ebola cases, fatalities rise in Uganda, as DR Congo declares end to latest outbreak

September 28, 2022

The 15th outbreak of Ebola disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) comes to an end as neighboring Uganda races to tackle a virus ... Read More

Escalating Tigray war: UNICEF condemns deadly attack by Ethiopian forces

August 29, 2022

UNICEF has condemned an air strike by Ethiopian forces in the Tigray region which locals say hit a kindergarten called Red Kids Paradise, killing four ... Read More

Fighting Malaria in Africa: WTO to roll out malaria vaccine despite Lack of Funding

July 22, 2022

As the World Health Organization (WTO) announces the next step in its distribution of the world’s first authorized malaria vaccine in three African countries, the ... Read More

Covid-19: Morocco suspends flights to and from France starting Nov.28

November 26, 2021

Moroccan authorities have decided to suspend temporarily flights to and from France starting Nov.28 due to a surge of Covid-19 infections and deaths in some ... Read More

European Union does not recognize Covishield vaccine

June 24, 2021

Will Africans be able to travel to Europe this summer? For now, at least, most of them still cannot travel to France and most EU ... Read More

WHO Elects First Ever African Director-General

May 24, 2017

The World Health Organization has elected Ethiopia’s former health minister and malaria expert Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as director-general. He’s the first African to ever ... Read More

Mauritania: People living “close to the edge”, WFP Director

October 22, 2015

Malnutrition is on the rise in Mauritania and has reached emergency levels in six of the country’s 15 regions. The alarm bell was sounded by ... Read More

Morocco Joins International Agency for Research on Cancer

May 15, 2015

Morocco has joined as a participating State the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a specialized intergovernmental agency of the World Health Organization that ... Read More