26 October 2010

Zambia: Who Hails Zambia

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said it appreciates the progress Zambia is making in reducing maternal health and the disease burden particularly with regards malaria.

WHO regional director for Africa Luis Sambo said in Lusaka yesterday that his organisation also appreciates the progress that Zambia was making in enhancing child health.

Dr Sambo was speaking at the Lusaka International Airport on arrival for his four days visit to Zambia. Zambia was also making some progress in the attainment of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on health. "We are here to see how best to accelerate progress, a lot more still needs to be done," he said.

Zambia had made progress on maternal health, child health and in reducing the disease burden. "Progress has been made in other areas but most significant is these areas," he said. Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Peter Mwaba thanked WHO for the support to the ministry and the people of Zambia in particular. "We appreciate all that WHO does for the ministry and the people of Zambia," he said.

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