Biography

Dr Matshidiso Moeti

Dr Matshidiso Moeti, from Botswana, is the first woman to be elected as WHO Regional Director for Africa. Over the past five years, Dr Moeti has led the transformation of WHO in Africa to ensure the Organization is accountable, effective and driven by results.

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Speeches and Messages

Message of WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti Every year on 31 May, we commemorate World No Tobacco Day to highlight the dangers of tobacco use and exposure to tobacco
Good afternoon everyone and thank you for connecting with us. I’m very pleased to be joined by the Honourable Ministers of Health of Mauritius, South Africa and Uganda. Welcome Minsters. I would like to start by commending your tremendous leadership, and through you appreciate the all-of-government approaches that the Heads of State are leading in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic in the African Region.
I’m very pleased to join this celebration of Africa Day today, and especially pleased to be in the company of Dr Samba Sow and Dr John Nkengasong who are our special envoys on COVID-19 in Africa. Thank you very much for having joined us Samba and John.
Opening remarks by WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti at the WHO headquarters virtual press conference on 25 May 2020 Thank you very much Dr Tedros.