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Zim to host WHO Africa regional committee meeting

Thandeka Moyo, Health Reporter
ZIMBABWE will next week host the 67th World Health Organisation (WHO) the regional committee for Africa meeting in Victoria Falls.

WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who came into office on July 1 this year as well as the global body’s Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti, among others, will be in attendance.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health and Child Care said the country won the bid to host the session which will bring together officials from 47 countries.

“Zimbabwe through the Ministry of Health won the bid to host the sixty-seventh session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa. The Sixty-seventh session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa will take place in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, from August 28 to September 1,” read the statement.

According to the statement, the session will be held at Elephant Hills Hotel.

“The Regional Committee, comprising health ministers from the 47 countries in the Region, is the Governing Body of WHO in the African Region. WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti will be there together with officials from the African Union.”

It also formulates regional policies and programmes and supervises the activities of the regional office.

“The committee formulates policies governing matters of an exclusively regional character; intensifies efforts to develop regional health policies and programmes in support of national, regional and global strategies for health for all,” says WHO.

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