PHM Ghana Watches 66 AFRO meeting

On 16 and 17 August 2016, PHM-Ghana organised a Watching Workshop with the aim to develop a position paper on key issues on the 66th AFRO meeting agenda. Representatives of 14 organisations met for two days at the Guest House of the University for Development Studies in Accra, Ghana and developed a joint Position Paper covering key agenda issues. The Position Paper can be found here.  

Key issues discussed:

  • Regional Oral Health Strategy 2016-2025 – Addressing Oral Disease as part of Communicable Diseases (Agenda item 7 )
  • Region strategy for Health Security and Emergencies (Agenda item 8)
  • Draft Global Implementation Plan for the Recommendations of the Review Committee on the Role of the International Health Regulations (2005) in the Ebola Outbreak and Response (Agenda item 9)
  • Multisectoral Action for a Life Course to Healthy Ageing – Global Strategy and Plan of Action on Ageing and Health Implementation: Framework for the African Region (Agenda item 10)
  • The Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health 2016-2030 – Implementation in the African Region (Agenda item 11)
  • Tuberculosis (Agenda item 12)
  • HIV/AIDS – Framework for Action in the WHO African Region 2016-2020 (Agenda item 13)
  • Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis in the African Region – Framework for Action 2016-2020 (Agenda item 14)
  • Framework for Implementing the Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016–2030 in the African Region (Agenda item 15)
  • Health in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Agenda item 16)
  • The African Public Health Emergency Fund – The Way Forward  (Agenda item 17)
  • Regional Strategy on Regulation of Medical Products in The African Region, 2016-2025 (Agenda item 18)
For more information, contact Kingsley Pereko.