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African Health Ministers Take Actions On Access To Medicines, Cholera At WHO Regional Committee Meeting

Health Policy Watch: Senegal President Urges African Leaders To Invest In Health
“…The sixty-eighth session of the World Health Organization Regional Committee for Africa [took] place in Dakar, Senegal, from 27-31 August. In an address to the event, Senegal President Macky Sall urged African countries to invest more resources into health in order to address the challenges faced every day by the continent. He particularly drew attention to the growing problem of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and emergencies…” (Ueberschlag, 8/28).

Intellectual Property Watch: African Health Ministers Approve Roadmap For Medicines Access, Framework To End Cholera
“Health ministers from the World Health Organization Africa region last week endorsed a roadmap for access for the years 2019-2023 concerning areas such as fair pricing, intellectual property management, and supply chain management. The previous day, they pledged to implement key strategies to end cholera outbreaks in the African region by 2030…” (Saez, 9/3).

Outbreak News Today: Ending cholera in Africa: Health minister’s pledge
“…Forty-seven African countries adopted the Regional Framework for the Implementation of the Global Strategy for Cholera Prevention and Control [August 28] at the 68th session of the World Health Organization’s Regional Committee for Africa…” (8/30).