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How movies could help end female genital...

The team said the findings suggested that "changing attitudes through entertainment could contribute to the abandoning of cutting."

WHO urges shift in STD treatment

More than one million people contract a sexually transmitted infection every single day.

Nigeria reports two new polio cases

The new cases come on the two-year anniversary since the last confirmed case of polio was reported in Africa.

WHO in efforts to reduce malnutrition in...

Previously, some parents are said to have attributed malnutrition to witchcraft.

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Message of Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, on World Blood Donor Day 2016

First Asian nation to eliminate mother-to-baby...

Health workers initially struggled to persuade governments to act.

WHO to better respond to emergencies

In total, the new programme will have $494 million for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

Ethiopian minister wants to be first African...

"It's time for a director-general who has lived some of the most pressing challenges facing our world today," says the 51-year-old.

Six African nations could be malaria-free...

Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus eradicated malaria in 2015, according to a WHO report published earlier this month.

World has two weeks to replace problem polio...

WHO has warned that the live polio virus used in some vaccines is one of the biggest obstacles to eradicating the disease.


Kawempe neonatal ICU gets new equipment

Kawempe neonatal ICU gets new equipment

The health minister, Dr Ruth Aceng, urged health workers to use the new facilities to save the newborns.