Central African Republic media and news releases
25 March 2015
Recurrent violence has displaced entire communities, and more than 1.47 million people need humanitarian health services. The CAR Ministry of Health and WHO lead the group of humanitarian partners, known as the Health Cluster, working together to care for people affected by the crisis. Only 55% of health facilities in the country are functioning, and most rely on support from non-governmental organizations and UN agencies like WHO.
16 March 2015
Santé des femmes en Centrafrique
A l’instar des autres femmes du monde, les Centrafricaines de Bangui ont célébré avec beaucoup de fastes la Journée internationale de la femme, édition 2015. Le thème national portait sur l’autonomisation de la femme. Avec les évènements qui secouent le pays, beaucoup d’efforts restent à fournir pour harmoniser les mots aux faits quant à la promotion du Genre en Centrafrique.
25 September 2014
WHO assessment sheds light on Central African Republic’s shattered health system
4 April 2014
WHO is supporting the rehabilitation system for blood safety and promotion of blood donations
WHO supports the promotion of voluntary blood donations and transfusion safety to improve the basic and primary health care and save lives in Central African Republic. WHO support the National Blood Transfusion Center (CNTS), the only national institution in charge of nationwide supply for blood transfusion.
28 March 2014
Vaccination campaign reaches 130 000 children and breaknant women
In a one week intensive immunization campaign 128 930 children between 0-23 months, pregnant women and women of childbearing age were vaccinated.
12 March 2014
Doctor at the heart of a humanitarian crisis
“I will never forget 31 January 2014,” says Dr Komoyo. That’s the day when gunfire broke out in the hospital compound between two armed groups, trapping hospital staff and patients inside.
Immunizing against measles in the Central African Republic
Immunizing children against measles is a priority in the Central African Republic. In January 2014, more than 115 000 children aged 6 months to 15 years were vaccinated in health centres across the country by national health workers with support from WHO, the International Red Cross and partners.
10 January 2014
5 January 2014 -- WHO re-deployed its teams to Bouar and Kaga Bandoro, cities in western and central part of Central African Republic. Relative calm since last week allowed humanitarian agencies to resume their work in these two cities affected by the latest surge of violence that erupted last month.
5 January 2014
WHO re-opens two field offices in Central African Republic
WHO re-deployed its teams to Bouar and Kaga Bandoro, cities in western and central part of Central African Republic. Relative calm since last week allowed humanitarian agencies to resume their work in these two cities affected by the latest surge of violence that erupted last month.
2 January 2014
WHO and partners launch measles vaccination campaign
Following the confirmation of cases of measles in two camps for displaced persons – near Bangui airport (3 cases) and at the Don Bosco Centre in Damala (5 cases) - WHO, UNICEF, MSF and other partners will support an emergency response immunization campaign to control this epidemic starting Friday, 3 January 2014.
27 December 2013
Bangui, Central African Republic - WHO is moving 2.6 tons of medical supplies from the Bangui airport to partners operating health facilities in the capital city. The supplies include medicines to treat large number of wounded people in the latest surge of violence in the Central African Republic. According to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), 214,000 people are internally displaced in the capital city alone.
19 December 2013
WHO team visited the displacement camp near Mpoko airport hosting around 45 000 people who have fled recent violence, to rapidly assess the health situation and priority needs.
18 December 2013
L’OMS renforce ses équipes d’urgence pour une réponse sanitaire appropriée en faveur de la population