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African countries ministers attend 71st session of WHO


Brazzaville, 24 August 2021 (TDI): Health Ministers and other representatives across African Continent came together on the 71st session of the World Health Organization (WHO) under the regional committee for Africa.  The Participants made the health agenda for the continent for the next twelve weeks.
The meeting was held virtually and chaired by Prime Minister Victoire Tomegah Dogbé of Togo. Dogbe said that the current situation because of COVID requires urgent solidarity and also needs to be taken measures both individually and collectively.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom WHOs Director-General urged that to bring solidarity African Countries need to sign an international treaty and another legal instrument for improving future pandemic preparedness. Dr. Tedros added that to increase solidarity we need to share data, information and biological samples, resources technology, and other tools.
s Regional Director for Africa Dr. Matshidiso Moeti said, we need to learn lessons from COVID to invest in building a more effective health system to face future such disasters easily.
Despite the problems the continent fights its war against COVID and has progressed so much. This year Africa is celebrating its 1st anniversary after being certified free of poliovirus and the efforts to eliminate all forms of poliovirus.

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