WHO African Region

Countries, territories and areas in the WHO African Region:  

The WHO African Region is made up of 47 countries across the continent, including Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Each of these countries faces unique health challenges, but the WHO African Region as a whole is characterized by high rates of communicable diseases, maternal and child mortality, and non-communicable diseases. To address these challenges, the WHO African Region works with governments, civil society organizations, and other partners to strengthen health systems, improve access to health services, and promote disease prevention and control measures.

Despite the challenges it faces, the WHO African Region is home to a vibrant and diverse array of cultures, languages, and peoples. Through its work, the WHO is committed to promoting health equity and supporting sustainable development throughout the African continent.