Now Ebola-free, Liberia’s maternal health needs take centre stage
14 May 2015Press Release
MONROVIA, Liberia/UNITED NATIONS, New York – On 9 May 2015, Liberia was declared Ebola-free, after the tragic 13-month-long outbreak saw the deaths of nearly 5,000 people. But while the outbreak is now officially over, health systems remain... MORE
Call for proposals for consultancy services to review the African Health Strategy
28 April 2015Press Release
Africa has made significant strides in socio-economic development but has the potential to achieve even more if it can overcome the large burden of disease which continues to be a barrier to Africa’s development trajectory. This ever increasing... MORE
African Union World TB Day 2015 Reach the 1.3 Million in Africa. Find. Treat. Cure TB.
23 April 2015Press Release
Today the African Union renews its clarion call for shared responsibility and global solidarity to end TB under the theme Reach the 1.3 Million in Africa. Find. Treat. Cure TB. Africa is committed to accelerate efforts towards zero TB deaths, zero... MORE
First Session of the Specialised Technical Committee on Health, Population and Drug Control (STC-HPDC-1), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
14 April 2015Press Release
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13 April 2015: The first Meeting of the Specialized Technical Committee on Health, Population and Drug Control (STC-HPDC-1) has opened at the African Union HQ in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The (STC-HPDC) meeting replaces the... MORE
Media advisory: INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA
13 April 2015Official Statement
MEDIA ADVISORY   INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA   THE 1ST MEETING OF THE SPECIALIZED TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, POPULATION AND DRUG CONTROL   What: The 1st Meeting of the Specialized Technical Committee on Health, Population and Drug... MORE
Statement: Opening of the experts meeting of the First Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Health, Population and Drug Control
13 April 2015Official Statement
STATEMENT BY   Amb. OLAWALE I. MAIYEGUN DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL AFFAIRS     Opening of the experts meeting of the First Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Health, Population and Drug Control     Addis Ethiopia, 13-17 April 2015      ... MORE
Africa Vows: “We must win the Battle by 2020 with Zero Cases of Early Marriage!” - President Idriss Deby Itno of Chad
President  Idriss Deby of Chad
03 February 2015Press Release
African Union Heads of State and Government and African First Ladies on the ‘AU Campaign to end child marriage in Africa’ gathered this morning Friday 30 January 2015 at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for a breakfast meeting on... MORE
UNICEF launches US$3.1 billion appeal to reach more children in emergencies
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29 January 2015Press Release
Over 60 million children at risk in “new generation” of crises GENEVA, 29 January 2015 - UNICEF is launching a US$3.1 billion appeal – its largest ever – to reach 62 million children at risk in humanitarian crises worldwide – a US$1 billion jump in... MORE
Innovation can drive change for most disadvantaged children – UNICEF report
20 November 2014Press Release
On the 25th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child, The State of the World’s Children report lays out an agenda for change NEW YORK –  Urgent action is needed to prevent millions of children from missing out on the benefits of... MORE
Lack of toilet is dangerous for everyone, UNICEF says
19 November 2014Press Release
NEW YORK – Slow progress on sanitation and the entrenched practice of open defecation among millions around the world continue to put children and their communities at risk, UNICEF warned on World Toilet Day. Some 2.5 billion people worldwide do not... MORE

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