"This inaugural meeting is an important step in our progress on forging new partnerships, aligning priorities and galvanizing commitment, from national political leaders to civil society, to advancing the health agenda in Africa, and attaining the SDGs," WHO's regional director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti said at the opening ceremony.

She also mentioned challenges that Africa中央廚房抽油煙機|中央廚房抽油煙機清洗 is facing in health. Although HIV infections and deaths dropped between 2004 and 2015, Sub-Saharan Africa is still the most affected region in the world, particularly among young women, she said. Africa has 16 of the top 30 countries in the world with the highest tuberculosis burden, according to her.

"This inaugural meeting is an important step in our progress on forging new partnerships, aligning priorities and galvanizing commitment, from national political leaders to civil society, to advancing the health agenda in Africa, and attaining the SDGs," WHO's regional director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti said at the opening ceremony.

KIGALI, June 27 (Xinhua) -- World Health Organization (WHO)'s first Africa health forum on Tuesday kicked off here to explore Africa's health care priorities and challenges and find new ways to achieve better health for all.

The event will provide a platform to forge new partnerships for delivering universal health coverage and a mechanism for improving access to quality, affordable healthcare for all.

File photo taken in 2008 shows an AIDS patient in front of his home in a village in the suburbs of Harare, capital of Zimbabwe. (Xinhua/Li Nu'er)

File photo taken in 2008 shows an AIDS patient in front of his home in a village in the suburbs of Harare, capital of Zimbabwe. (Xinhua/Li Nu'er)



The two-day forum, hosted by WHO's Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO), is organized under the theme of "Putting People First: The Road to Universal Health Coverage in Africa."

A series of programs related to health financing, digital health, global health security, health research and universal health coverage, will be held during the forum.






The two-day forum, hosted by WHO's Regional Office for Africa (WHO AFRO), is organized under the theme of "Putting People First: The Road to Universal Health Coverage in Africa."

KIGALI, June 27 (Xinhua) -- World Health Organization (WHO)'s first Africa health forum on Tuesday kicked off here to explore Africa's health care priorities and challenges and find new ways to achieve better health for all.

The continent also has the world's highest hypertension rate, the highest road traffic fatality rate, and the highest pedestrian death rate, said the director.

The event will provide a platform to forge new partnerships for delivering universal health coverage and a mechanism for improving access to quality, affordable healthcare for all.

WHO Africa health forum targets continent's healthcare priorities, challenges

She also mentioned challenges that Africa is facing in health. Although HIV infections and deaths dropped between 2004 and 2015, Sub-Saharan Africa is still the most affected region in the world, particularly among young women, she said. Africa has 16 of the top 30 countries in the world with the highest tuberculosis burden, according to her.

The continent also has the world's highest hypertension rate, the highest road traffic fatality rate, and the highest pedestrian death rate, said the director.

A series of programs related to health financing, digital health, glo中央廚房清洗|中央廚房清潔bal health security, health research and universal health covera抽油煙機專業清洗|抽油煙機專業清洗公司ge, will be held during the forum.
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