Humanitarian Health Action

Central African Republic media and news releases

2014

  • 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.

  • February 2014

    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

    WHO re-opens two field offices in Central African Republic

    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.

2013

  • 27 December 2013

    Medical supplies ready for delivery to health facilities in CAR

    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 identifies key health priorities in the Central African Republic

    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