The Southern African Development community (SADC) Ministers of Health meeting is set to open in Polokwane, South Africa November 9 2017.
Minister of Health Dr Chitalu Chilufya is expected to attend the regional meeting.Member States will discuss health and leadership related issuesaffecting the SADC region.
Dr Victor Mukonka, Director of the Zambia National Public Health Institute, which the SADC regional hub of the Africa Centre for Disease Control and prevention (CDC), says Member States will discuss Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, health emergencies and disease outbreaks.
The countries will also discuss how they can address challenges ofhuman resource for health, elimination of Malaria, implementation of universal health coverage and innovative health care financing to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. Further, the Member States are expected to launch the report onMalaria at gala dinner and commemorate the SADC malaria day.
SOUTH AFRICA (November 8 2017)
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Ministry of Health