23 November 2012

Angola: 62nd WHO/Afro Session Closed

Luanda — The 62nd session of the World Africa Organization for Africa (WHO/Afro) closed, Friday, its work at a ceremony presided over by the Minister of Health of Angola, José Van-Dúnem.

The event, which took place in Luanda, ended with the adoption of the Brazzaville Declaration on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) in the WHO African Region.

For five days, health ministers and other officials linked to the sector, from 46 countries, spoke about various issues related to health problems in Africa, such as HIV/AIDS, non-communicable chronic diseases, among others.

At the closing ceremony, the Regional Director of WHO/African region, Angolan Luís Gomes Sambo, thanked the support of the President of the Republic, José Eduardo dos Santos, in solving various problems associated with the sector.

The work was guided by the regional director of the World Health Organization (WHO/Afro), Luís Gomes Sambo, and held under the theme "Leadership For Better Health."

The next session of the WHO-AFRO will take place on 2-6 September of next year in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.

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