7th ICAN Congress

The 7th ICAN Congress has now concluded, click here to read more!

Ebola vaccination begins in North Kivu

The Ministry of Public Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo today announced the launch of Ebola vaccinations for high risk populations in North Kivu province. The...

WHO Democratic Republic of the Congo – External Situation Report 01: 07 August 2018

On 1 August 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo notified WHO of a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in North Kivu Province, in the...

World Hepatitis Day- Ministry of Health Launches National Health Facility Directory for Viral Hepatitis

To commemorate the 2018 World Hepatitis Day, the Honorable Minster of Health, Federal Ministry of Health launched the Nigerian Viral Hepatitis Health Facility Directory.  The...

Workshop to Strengthen Implementation of Sentinel Surveillance System for Influenza in Liberia

The World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) has ended a week-long training for...

Ministry of Health, WHO and partners conduct first mission to evaluate Ebola outbreak in Mangina, in North Kivu.

The Ministy of Health (MOH) conducted a  joint mission on 2 August with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners to evaluate the situation in the Mangina health...

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) Course – 26 Oct-2 Nov 2018 Lilongwe- Malawi

Due to great importance of infection control and WASH diseases effects on public health burden, this workshop is designed to provide the necessary knowledge on IPC/WASH in...

WHO strengthened the National Public Health Laboratory to safely manage infectious specimens in South Sudan

South Sudan is prone to emerging and re-emerging disease outbreaks which necessitate prompt and safe management of laboratory specimens to ensure accurate and timely confirmation...

Baseline assessment of the national Viral Hepatitis response in Namibia

Staff members from WHO AFRO’s Communicable Disease Cluster (CDS) undertook a viral hepatitis baseline assessment mission in support of Namibia Ministry of health from 12th to...

New ICAN Chairperson Chain of Office!

A big thank you to Copper Development Association Africa for sponsoring the ICAN Chairperson Chain on...

Democratic Republic of Congo Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak – WHO Situation Report 12th July 2018

The Ministry of Health and WHO continue to closely monitor the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Équateur Province, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Until the...


The Infection Control Africa Network is now part of the worldwide ECHO project in partnership with the University of New Mexico in USA.


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