allAfrica's Nontobeko Mlambo interviewed WHO Africa Regional Director Dr Matshidiso Moeti just before they both headed to Praia for the Africa Health Forum conference, which starts today with the focus on universal health coverage on the continent. "Our countries should really address the financing of health, not only more money, how the money is spent, pulling of the resources to cross finance those who are not able to contribute even to insurance premiums and reduce out-of-pocket payments for people," Dr Moeti said on being asked what is holding Africa back on providing affordable and accessible healthcare for all.
World Health Organization Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, and H.E. Dr Fernando Elísio Freire, Minister of State, Parliamentary Affairs, President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Sports joined hundreds of people who held hands and stood side by side in an umbrella shape on Quebra Canela beach in Praia to show their solidarity for universal health coverage.
allAfrica, 27 March 2019
allAfrica's Nontobeko Mlambo is in Praia, Cabo Verde, for the second WHO Africa Health Forum. This year the focus is on attaining universal health coverage for the continent - here… Read more »
Dr Abel Kabalo as one of the panelists discussing multisector collaboration to improve health outcomes at the WHO Africa Forum 2019.
allAfrica, 28 March 2019
The World Health Organisation has launched a new report titled "A Heavy Burden - An Indirect Course of Illness in Africa" at the second Africa Health Forum in Praia, Cape Verde. Read more »
"This report will help to establish a link between ill health and gross domestic products building upon a growing body of evidence, it presents country specific data in terms of the loss in GDP for 2015 so that every country can see where they are and improve," Dr Grace Kabaniha, the health economist at WHO Africa and one of the developers of the report, said.
Premium Times, 26 March 2019
A call on African countries to reinvigorate their quest for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030 rang out from the hills of Kigali, Rwanda's capital, a fortnight ago. The event… Read more »
WHO, 25 March 2019
Led by the Cabo Verde's Minister of Sports and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, hundreds of people held hands and stood side by side in an umbrella… Read more »
Capital FM, 22 March 2019
The Government of Thailand has committed to continue working with Kenya's Health Ministry to leverage on achieving the Universal Health Coverage which is one of the key pillars in… Read more »
The Africa Health Agenda International Conference 2019 that was held in Kigali brought together over 1,500 participants. Some of the topics included the ensuring of access to ... Read more »