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Par Dr Matshidiso Moeti, la Directrice régionale de l'Organisation mondiale de la santé pour l'Afrique, novembre 2016 Décembre 2013. Dans un village de la Guinée rurale, un enfant joue dans son jardin. Il tombe malade, et décède quelques jours plus tard. Cet enfant est la première personne à avoir contracté le virus Ebola. C’est le début d’une épidémie sans précédent. 28 000 personnes contaminées dans 10 pays, 11 000 morts. Les responsables de santé publique pensent que l’enfant a…
By Dr Matshidiso Moeti, 1 December 2015 As someone who has been involved in HIV/AIDS prevention and control for years, I vividly remember a time the epidemic seemed unsolvable, globally and in Africa. When I was working on HIV/AIDS at UNAIDS and the World Health Organization's Africa Regional Office in the late 1990s and early 2000s respectively, the outlook was certainly bleak. The global community was in the process of developing a coherent response to the epidemic, and successful…
Op-Ed written by Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa This week we mark the birthday of Dr. Jonas Salk, the scientist who shot to fame in the 1950s for developing one of the two lifesaving vaccines that have brought us within touching distance of wiping polio off the face of the earth. There is a lot to celebrate this year. On Monday, I met with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja and handed over a letter from WHO Director Margaret Chan that confirms that Nigeria has…
By Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, 11 December 2015 Health is widely considered to be a fundamental human right, yet the sad truth is that far too many people around the world still do not have access to basic health care. Millions of Africans in particular are unable to access or afford the services they need to survive and thrive without incurring financial hardship.  The answer to this problem is clear: universal health coverage (UHC). For too long, the idea of achieving universal health…
Op-Ed by Dr Matshidiso Moeti 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.  There is almost universal agreement that the international response to the Ebola outbreak was inadequate – it was…