Sixty-third Session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa

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The sixty-third session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa took place from 2 to 6 September 2013 in the Republic of Congo. The Regional Committee, comprising health ministers from the Member States, is the Governing Body of WHO in the African Region. Its purpose is to set policy and approve the budget and programme of the work of WHO in the Region.



Interviews


Strengthening the Role of Traditional Medicine - Interview of the Deputy Minister of Health of Zambia, Dr Patrick Chikusu

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Strengthening the Role of eHealth in the African Region - Interview of the Minister of Health and Quality of Life of Mauritius, Mr Lormus Bundhoo

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Speeches

icon Address by the Minister of Health and Population (102.31 kB)

icon Speech by the Minister of Health of Angola - Chairman of the 62nd Session of the WHO Regional Committee (233.08 kB)

icon Speech by Dr Luis Sambo, WHO Regional Director for Africa (162.23 kB)

icon Speech by Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General (196.31 kB)

icon Official opening - Statement by the Minister of State, Minister of Labour and Social Security, Representing the President of the Republic, Head of State (159.16 kB)


 Resolutions

icon Healthy ageing in the African Region: Situation analysis and way forward (Document AFR/RC63/4) (97.63 kB)
AFR/RC63/R1

icon Proposed changes to the roles of procedure of the Regional Committee and new terms of reference of the programme subcommittee (Document AFR/RC63/5) (86.67 kB)
AFR/RC63/R2

icon Enhancing the role of traditional medicine in health systems: A strategy for the African Region (Document AFR/RC63/6) (133.82 kB)
AFR/RC63/R3

icon Addressing the challenge of Women’s health in Africa: Report of the Commission on Women’s health in the African Region (Document AFR/RC63/8) (195.32 kB)
AFR/RC63/R4

icon Utilizing eHealth solutions to improve national health systems in the African Region (Document AFR/RC63/9) (98.86 kB)
AFR/RC63/R5

icon Regional Strategy on neglected tropical diseases in the WHO African Region (Document AFR/RC63/10) (92.93 kB)
AFR/RC63/R6

icon The WHO Consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection; Recommendations for a public health approach - Implications for the African Region (Document AFR/RC63/12) (196.55 kB)
AFR/RC63/R7

icon Vote of Thanks (88.78 kB)
AFR/RC63/R8


Documents

icon Information Bulletin (276.76 kB)
AFR/RC63/INF/01

icon Opening ceremony (32.27 kB) 
AFR/RC63

icon Provisional agenda (97.77 kB) 
AFR/RC63/1

icon Provisional Programme of Work (319.88 kB)
AFR/RC63/1 Add. 1

icon The Work of WHO in the African Region 2012-2013: Report of the Regional Director (1.82 MB)
AFR/RC63/2

icon Statement of the Chairman of the Programme Subcommittee to the Sixty-Third Session of the Regional Committee (214.86 kB)
AFR/RC63/3

icon Healthy ageing in the African Region: Situation analysis and way forward  (268.47 kB)
AFR/RC63/4

icon Proposed changes to the rules of procedure of the Regional Committee and new terms of reference of the Programme Subcommittee (398.64 kB)
AFR/RC63/5

icon Enhancing the role of traditional medicine in health systems: A strategy for the African Region  (453.6 kB)
AFR/RC63/6

icon Strengthening the capacity for regulation of medical products in the African Region (190.15 kB)
AFR/RC63/7

icon Addressing the challenge of women’s health in Africa: Report of the Commission on women’s health in the African Region (409.42 kB)
AFR/RC63/8

icon Utilizing eHealth solutions to improve national health systems in the African Region (210.44 kB)
AFR/RC63/9

icon Regional Strategy on Neglected Tropical Diseases in the WHO African Region 2014–2020 (259.67 kB)
AFR/RC63/10

icon Regional Strategic Plan for Neglected Tropical Diseases in the African Region 2014–2020 (905.2 kB)
AFR/RC63/10/Add

icon WHO Programme Budget 2014–2015: Orientations for implementation in the African Region and information on financing dialogue  (450 kB)
AFR/RC63/11

icon The WHO consolidated guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV infection; recommendations for a public health approach — implications for the African Region (625.48 kB)
AFR/RC63/12

icon WHO Reform: Process for developing the proposed Programme Budget 2016–2017 (234.21 kB)
AFR/RC63/13

icon Immunization in the African Region: Progress report on the African Regional Immunization Strategic Plan 2009–2013, Global Vaccine Action Plan and Polio Endgame (612.18 kB)
AFR/RC63/14

icon Provisional agenda, dates and place of the Sixty-Fourth Session of the Regional Committee, and dates and place of the Sixty-Fifth Session of the Regional Committee (98.2 kB)
AFR/RC63/15

icon Final Report (2.4 MB)
AFR/RC63/16

icon Towards Universal Health Coverage in the African Region (103.6 kB)
AFR/RC63/PD

icon Report on WHO staff in the African Region (1.61 MB)
AFR/RC63/INF.DOC/1

icon Regional matters arising from reports of the WHO internal and external audits  (364.84 kB)
AFR/RC63/INF.DOC/2

icon The African Public Health Emergency Fund (APHEF): Progress report of the Regional Director (2.31 MB)
AFR/RC63/INF.DOC/3

icon Implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in the African Region (406.24 kB)
AFR/RC63/INF.DOC/4

icon Health in the post-2015 UN development agenda: Draft paper for WHO regional committees, 2013 (390.91 kB)
AFR/RC63/INF.DOC/5