Dr. Moeti is new World Health Organization Regional Director for Africa


Dr. Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti has been appointed the new Director for the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Africa Regional Office.

Dr. Moeti, the first woman ever to hold the position, was nominated Regional Director by health ministers from the 47 Member States of the WHO African Region at the annual Regional Committee for Africa in Cotonou, Benin.

In a release issued by WHO, her areas of expertise include a vast range of health sectors, including communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), immunisation, maternal and child health, and health systems strengthening, as well as building partnerships for health and improving the effectiveness of WHO country offices.


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