Regional Director

Dr Moeti
Dr Matshidiso Moeti from Botswana is the first woman WHO Regional Director for Africa. She aims to build a responsive, effective and result-driven regional secretariat that can advance efforts towards universal health coverage and accelerate progress toward global development goals, while tackling emerging threats. Strong partnerships will underpin every aspect of the Regional Office's work during her tenure.

Dr Moeti is a public health veteran, with more than 35 years of national and international experience. She joined WHO’s Africa Regional Office in 1999 and has served as Deputy Regional Director, Assistant Regional Director, Director of Noncommunicable Diseases, WHO Representative for Malawi, and Coordinator of the Inter-Country Support Team for the South and East African countries. Complete biography

Transforming WHO AFRO to Transform Health in the African Region (Op-Ed)

The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa and its devastating toll on human life were stark reminders of the dangers posed by weak health systems. For the international community, the outbreak highlighted the importance of health security and epidemic-preparedness, and demonstrated just how quickly local disease outbreaks can become global issues. Read the Op-Ed

The Transformation Agenda

transformation-agenda-tnThe Transformation Agenda marks a commitment to positive change. It is a programme for accelerating the implementation of WHO reform within the WHO African Region.

It is a vision and a strategy for change aimed at facilitating the emergence of “the WHO that the staff and stakeholders want.”

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Regional Programme Meeting 51, Geneva, November 2015