WHO Regional Office for Africa (AFRO)

Bureau régional de l'OMS pour l'Afrique
Sede Regional Africana da OMS

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History

1952, Brazzaville (Congo Brazzaville), as part of World Health Organization (WHO). Also referred to by acronym WHO/AFRO.

Aims

Attain the highest possible level of health for all people.

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Activities

Regional priority areas: malaria; HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis; safe motherhood; child survival, including integrated management of childhood illness and eradication of poliomyelitis; mental health; preparedness and response to emergencies, including epidemics and disasters; health sector reform and development of sustainable health systems focusing on management, capacity building, research and resource mobilization; poverty reduction through better health.

'General Programme Development and Management' encompasses -

Technical Divisions (6): Health Systems and Services Development; Family and Reproductive Health; Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control; Healthy Environments and Sustainable Development; Non-Communicable Diseases; Administration and Finance.

Major Programmes (3):

 • Health, Science and Public Policy (HSP), including Health in Sustainable Development (HSD), Technical Cooperation with Countries (TCC), Research Policy and Strategy Coordination (RPS), Inter-Agency Resource Mobilization (IRM) and Emergency and Humanitarian Action (EHA);

 • Human Resources for Health;

 • Oral Health.

'Subregional Health Development Teams' - accelerate health development by strengthening implementation at the local/district level; provide support for creation and/or functioning of national health development centres and for creation and/or functioning of multidisciplinary teams for technical cooperation within the sub-region/region.

'Country Offices' - support speedy implementation of Health for All strategies; manage WHO technical cooperation activities using the Programme Operations Coordination programme (budget monitoring system); assist governments in identifying and coordinating available and potential internal and external resources for health development.

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Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 9 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 12 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 46 countries
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Type I Classification

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Subjects *

  • Health Care
    • WHO Bodies

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being

UIA Org ID

E9915

Last News Received

2009
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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