A total of 45 countries and 33 ministers have confirmed participation at the World Health Organisation (WHO) 67th session of the Regional Committee for Africa which begins tomorrow the 28th of August and runs until the 1st of next month in the resort town of Victoria Falls.
Delegates to the high profile conference have started arriving in Victoria Falls with over 400 participants expected to grace the event whose major objective is to come up with strategies to revitalise the continent’s health sector and response to major diseases.
WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidise Moeti, who had a tour of the venue yesterday afternoon, expressed satisfaction with facilities and is convinced that the health officials will come up with concrete resolutions in addressing challenges facing the continent’s health sector.
The Minister of Health and Child Care, Dr David Parirenyatwa said Zimbabwe is grateful for the opportunity to host the high profile event and is upbeat that delegates will engage in robust discussions towards the revitalization of Africa’s health delivery system.
The delegates are set to among other issues deliberate on the regional framework for the implementation of the WHO renewed Strategy for Cholera Prevention and Control, Regional Strategy for Sustainable Financing for Health in Africa (2018-2030) and Regional Strategy for Neglected Tropical Diseases.