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Dr Matshidiso Moeti
World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa
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Dr Matshidiso Moeti Sep 12
I wrote in the about urgency of the measles outbreak in – which has killed more people than , mostly children. While routine immunisation has made great leaps, far too many children in are still not accessing vaccines. ➡️
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Dr Matshidiso Moeti Sep 11
Proud to share this milestone report on 's Transformation Agenda – it highlights our journey so far & key achievements: ✅Closer to eradication ✅Progress in eliminating key ✅Fewer & -related deaths ✅Lower child mortality 👉🏿
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Dr Matshidiso Moeti Sep 11
Every , a person dies from suicide. Suicides are preventable, but we need to have open discussions first. about the urgency to break barriers & stigma to getting help in . There should be no shame in talking of suicide.
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Dr Matshidiso Moeti Sep 5
I am a strong believer that when it comes to development, health comes first. For countries to grow, populations must be educated, skilled & HEALTHY. Great speaking to about much-needed investment in 's human capital. ➡️
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Dr Matshidiso Moeti Sep 4
6 months ago today devastated southern Africa. I was deeply moved by the impact of the flooding when I visited Beira, Mozambique – the city hardest hit by the cyclone. has continued to support affected countries to ensure people can access much-needed services.
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António Guterres Sep 2
L’énergie et l’optimisme que j’ai vus aujourd’hui chez les survivants d’Ebola renforcent ma conviction que cette épidémie sera vaincue. La communauté internationale doit soutenir tous les efforts en cours pour atteindre cet objectif.
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Dr Matshidiso Moeti Sep 1
One of the best moments of my mission to w/ UN Secretary General & was celebrating with survivors as they were released from this treatment centre. Glad to also pay tribute to the lives lost & lend my support to patients at the centre.
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Dr Matshidiso Moeti Sep 1
Such a joy to meet Masika at an treatment centre in today. She tested negative for & her family were overjoyed. I thank them for bravely coming forward & bringing Masika to get help. I hope they will continue to be advocates within their communities.
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Dr Matshidiso Moeti Sep 1
Good to be in 🇨🇩 again – it is one of the areas most affected by this outbreak. I am immensely proud of the work that has been done over the past year to contain the disease – millions of travellers have been screened, including me.
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Dr Matshidiso Moeti Sep 1
We have been having very productive discussions with UN Secretary General here in , . Now more than ever, calls for the full force of all partners to respond & increase their support to end this outbreak.
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Dr Matshidiso Moeti Aug 31
Touched down in this morning with and . Communities in are battling not only Ebola but measles, malaria & cholera. is committed to strengthening health systems to address all health needs.
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Dr Matshidiso Moeti Aug 30
Saddened by the news today that a girl travelling into from with her mother died from . Health workers identified the case & responded quickly. will continue support to end this outbreak & work closely on preparedness with DRC's neighbours.
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WHO African Region Aug 30
Access to safe drinking water, toilets and hand-washing need to be improved in most health facilities, particularly in remote areas. Urgent gov’t commitment, investment and resources are needed to upgrade health systems and improve service quality.
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Dr Matshidiso Moeti Aug 28
It was great to finally meet Professor Keizo Takemi and to thank him for his work as Goodwill Ambassador. I look forward to working together on innovative sustainable finance initiatives on in .
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Dr Matshidiso Moeti Aug 28
While we see countries in taking ownership of we need to fix inequity and make healthcare accessible to the millions of Africans working in the informal economy. Today's panel at raised lots of food for thought.
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Dr Matshidiso Moeti Aug 28
High-level national political support is critical for driving the agenda and we need to continue working towards UHC in the context of humanitarian crises. Building on experience to advocate for better coordination of partners’ efforts is key.
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Dr Matshidiso Moeti Aug 28
I had a fruitful meeting with Ms Toshiko Abe, State Minister for Foreign Affairs of on strengthening cooperation between and Japan in the short term on the response and then in the long term on building health systems in .
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@HHA Africa Aug 28
Today emphasized the need to build on experience to advocate for better coordination of partners’ efforts in the complex partnership environment in the sector. High-level national political support is critical for driving the agenda.
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Dr Matshidiso Moeti Aug 28
is covering many key areas of health and neglected tropical diseases is no exception. It was great to discuss how to strengthen our cooperation with Katey Einterz Owen of .
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Dr Matshidiso Moeti Aug 27
My first day in has been so inspiring! It ended with the ground breaking Global Health Initiative Technology Fund - a partnership between Japan, philanthropic funds and the private sector - all working together on life-saving innovations in health.
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