Luanda hosts 1st African health ministers' conference

The proposed establishment of an African Center for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as proposals for a centralized regulatory system for medical products, is expected to feature on the conference agenda.

Luanda hosts 1st African health ministers' conference

World Bulletin / News Desk

The first Conference of African Health Ministers kicked off on Monday in Luanda, Angola with a focus on means of preventing maternal and child mortality, among other issues, the African Union (A.U.) said in a statement.

According to the statement, the four-day conference is jointly organized by the A.U. Commission and the World Health Organization.

"The key objective of the meeting is to provide an important forum for [A.U.] member states, U.N. agencies, development partners and other stakeholders to discuss universal health coverage and non-communicable diseases in Africa, as well as prevention of maternal and child mortality," according to the statement.

The proposed establishment of an African Center for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as proposals for a centralized regulatory system for medical products, is expected to feature on the conference agenda.

The event will also be attended by a number of development actors, NGOs, UN agencies and members of the private sector.

Last Mod: 14 Nisan 2014, 15:55
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