Nigeria to host WHO regional director for Africa


ABUJA (Health Ministry’Report)

The World Health Organisation Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti will pay an official visit to Nigeria from 12th to 14th October, 2017.

According to a statement released to the press by the Ministry of Health’s Media and Public Relation’s unit, Dr. Moeti will be in Nigeria to support the Federal Government’s Response to the Humanitarian Emergencies in Nigeria and the North East in particular.

Her visit is not only expected to strengthen support of the WHO to Nigeria in her fight against humanitarian emergencies but also to advocate for the effective implementation of the “Transformation Agenda” of the Regional Director.

The Regional Director will also leverage on the visit to reaffirm the WHOs commitment to partner with the highest Nigerian authorities on matters of mutual interest regarding international health development in Africa and Nigeria in particular, especially on the current response to Polio Eradication and Monkey pox outbreak.

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, who is the chief host, said Nigeria will leverage on the visit to deepen the country’s collaboration with WHO.

 

About Nigeria

Nigeria, commonly known as the giant of Africa with more than 150 million people is the most populous country in Africa. With one of the biggest democracies in the world and a presidential system of government, it has a dual economy, based on its rich natural resources, traditional agriculture and the trade sector.