Maternal Death Rates Fall in Zimbabwe by 36 Percent
12 February 2015Article
Zimbabwe, which has one of the highest rates of maternal deaths globally, has achieved big gains in reducing maternal mortality with the support from the United Nations and other international partners.  As maternal mortality remains the most... MORE
A call to action for health workers around the world to mobilize against FGM
09 February 2015Article
Female genital mutilation (FGM) violates the human rights and undermines the health and well-being of some 3 million girls each year. More than 130 million girls and women in the 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East where the practice is... MORE
African Union's Campaign to End Child Marriage
04 February 2015Article
By Ndidi Chukwu Heads of States and Government, and First Ladies of African Union (Union) have firmly prohibited child marriage and the betrothal of girls and boys within the African Region, and urge member states to put effective action, and... MORE
It Pays to Invest in Reproductive Health
PHOTO | AFP
04 February 2015Article
By Babatunde Osotimehin and Ann Starrs Here is a painful fact: There are 55 million women living in sub-Saharan Africa who want to avoid pregnancy but are not using modern contraception. And the consequences are huge — 18 million unintended... MORE
Africa Welcomes the Establishment of an African CDC
Scientists at the National CDC in Nigeria
03 February 2015Article
African heads of States have expressed their satisfaction with the efforts made by the African Union Commission in speeding up the process of establishing the African Centre for Disease Control and Prevention by June of 2015. At the recently... MORE
AU Extends the Mandate of ASEOWA
AU Health Volunteers at an Emergency Treatment Unit in Guinea
03 February 2015Article
The Assembly of Head of States has unanimously agreed to extend of the mandate of the African Union Support to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA) to six months beginning the end of the February 2015. At present the African Union has deployed... MORE
AU Leaders Urged to Empower Women and Children
Photo courtesy of World Bank
03 February 2015Article
African leaders meeting for the 24th African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, have been urged to come up with a clear road map for the development and empowerment of women in the continent as well as a plan to end child marriages. "The leaders... MORE
12 African Countries Rewarded for their Efforts in Eradicating Malaria by the 2015 ALMA Awards for Excellence
02 February 2015Article
Twelve African countries received the 2015 African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) Award for Excellence during a ceremony held at the Headquarters of the African Union today 31st January 2015, for their significant contribution in the fight against... MORE
Women top the agenda at AU summit
01 February 2015Article
30 January 2015 African leaders meeting for the 24th African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, have been urged to come up with a clear road map for the development and empowerment of women on the continent as well as a plan to end child... MORE
CARMMA launches AHS
04 December 2014Article
CARMMA launches African Health Stats.  
As the African Union Member States come together this week to celebrate CARMMA week, I am very proud to announce the launch of African Health Stats. Through this innovative website, we will offer support to... MORE

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