23 November 2012

Angola: 62nd Who/Afro Session Closes Friday

The 62nd session of the African Committee of the World Health Organisation (WHO/Afro) that was opened Monday in Luanda by the vice president, Manuel Vicente, is closing Friday, with the release of a report containing the final conclusions.

For five days, health ministers and other officials linked to the sector from 46 countries tackled various matters associated with the sanitary problematic in Africa like Hiv/Aids and chronic and non-transmitted diseases.

The traditional medicine, practitioners and products in Africa, the report on the WHO process in Africa, the budget-programme draft for the 2014-2015 period are part of a large working agenda for the meeting that also adopted the guidebook on health human resources.

The session is being chaired by the WHO/Afro director, Luís Gomes Sambo, under the motto " Leadership for a Better Health."

The next WHO/Afro session will take place on 2-6 September 2012 in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.

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