Report of the 30th Session of the African Advisory Committee on Health Research and Development (AACHRD) Meeting Cape Town, South Africa, 10 -11 March 2016
Professor Bongani Mayosi, chair of the African Advisory Committee on Health Research and Development (AACHRD), welcomed all participants (Annex 1 participant list) and asked them to introduce themselves. Professor Mayosi then outlined the proceedings for the official opening. Dr Ota subsequently presented an administrative briefing followed by Mr Sunesh who informed participants about security threats.
Dr Abdikamal Alisalad from WHO/AFRO representing the WHO Regional Director Dr Matshidiso R. Moeti read out a message from the latter (Annex 2). He said that the meeting had always been very important as it provided advice on the WHO’s second core function on dissemination of knowledge. No African country had achieved the MDGs despite concerted effort and in spite of availability of tools.