Nigeria To Host WHO Africa Regional Director
- Written by Oluwafemi Olowookere
The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti will pay an official visit to Nigeria from 12th – 14th October, 2017.
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.