Professor Moustafa MIJIYAWA Minister in charge of health-Togo, is elected president of the 71st session of the WHO regional committee.
He will be assisted by his colleagues from Botswana and Sao Tome and in principle as vice-chairmen.
The WHO Regional Committee for Africa is the Organization’s decision-making body for health policy in the African Region. It is composed of ministers of health or their representatives from each of the 47 Member States of the Region.
The meeting is scheduled for 23-27 August 2021.
Among the issues to be addressed are scaling up the response to COVID-19, accelerating the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health problem, improving access to assistive health technologies, support for the adoption of digital health in particular.
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The summit also plans to strengthen an integrated response to tuberculosis, HIV, sexually transmitted infections and hepatitis, the elimination of meningitis by 2030 and the sustainable financing of WHO.