ADDIS ABABA (HAN) August 19.2016. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News. The 66th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa (RC66) Kicked off at the United Nations Conference Center (UNCC) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia today (August 19, 2016).
The five-day conference which brought together health ministers and various countries in the WHO Africa region as well as other representatives of continental and international organizations aimed at sharing experiences on a range of public health issues in Africa.
Regional oral health strategy 2016-2025, regional strategy for health security and emergencies, and multi-sectoral action for a life course approach to healthy ageing are among the core thematic agendas in the conference. The Regional Committee, comprising health ministers from the 47 countries in the Region, is the Governing Body of WHO in the African Region.