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Official visit of WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Moeti to Gabon

12 February 2016

Official visit of WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Moeti to Gabon

Brazzaville/Libreville, 12 February 2016 - The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti is in Libreville, Gabon, for a 5 day official visit and to participate in the 7th Conference of Health Ministers of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), which begins today.

 

 

On the first leg of the visit, Dr Moeti accompanied by WHO Representative to Gabon, Dr Boureima Hama Sambo, paid a courtesy call on the President of Gabon, Head of State, Ali Bongo Ondimba, the Prime Minister, Head of Government Professor Daniel Ona Ondo and Deputy Prime Minister for Health, Social Welfare and National Solidarity, Mr Paul Mba Biyoghe.

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Dr Moeti urges vigilance amid spread of Zika virus

04 February 2016

Dr Moeti urges vigilance amid spread of Zika virus

Brazzaville, 4 February 2016 - Countries from the WHO African Region have been urged to be watchful and prepare to tackle any signs of the Zika virus disease. The call was made by Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO Regional Director for Africa.

“The most effective forms of prevention are reducing mosquito populations by eliminating their potential breeding sites, and using personal protection measures to prevent mosquito bites. I call upon countries in the Region to strengthen vector control, surveillance and laboratory detection of Zika virus disease and neurological complications, as well as public awareness”, said Dr Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa.

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Delegates adopted recommendations on Exchange of Best Practices to Reaching Every District/Community, equity and integration of child survival interventions in ESA

04 February 2016

Delegates adopted recommendations on Exchange of Best Practices to Reaching Every District/Community, equity and integration of child survival interventions in ESA

Cape Town, 29 January 2016 -  The first ever workshop on Exchange of Best Practices to Reaching Every District/Community (RED/REC), equity and integration of child survival interventions in East and Southern African (ESA) jointly organized by WHO, UNICEF and JSI, MCSP/USAID, ended with delegates agreeing on recommendations to address inequities in coverage of child survival interventions and make progress towards achieving Universal Health Coverage.

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Workshop on Exchange of Best Practices to Reaching Every District/Community, equity and integration of child survival interventions in ESA commences

25 January 2016

Workshop on Exchange of Best Practices to Reaching Every District/Community, equity and integration of child survival interventions in ESA commences

Cape Town, 25 January 2016 – A historic five-day workshop organized jointly by WHO, UNICEF and JSI, MCSP/USAID on Exchange of Best Practices to Reaching Every District/Community (REC), equity and integration of child survival interventions in East and Southern African (ESA) kicked off on Monday 25 January, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Latest Ebola outbreak over in Liberia; West Africa is at zero, but new flare-ups are likely to occur

14 January 2016

Latest Ebola outbreak over in Liberia; West Africa is at zero, but new flare-ups are likely to occur

14 January 2016 -- Today, WHO declares the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia and says all known chains of transmission have been stopped in West Africa. But the Organization says the job is not over, more flare-ups are expected and that strong surveillance and response systems will be critical in the months to come.