Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Thursday underlined the important role played by the World Health Organization (WHO) in improving the country’s health sector, his office said. WHO
The Zambian leader, in remarks delivered when visiting WHO Regional Director for Africa Matshidiso Moeti paid a courtesy call at his office, said his government was ready to cooperate with the United Nations health agency in strengthening the current health system in the country.
The Zambia leader has since lauded her visit and expressed confidence that the government will collaborate well with her office to improve health care delivery.
On her part, the WHO chief said her three-day visit to Zambia was a clear testimony of the warm and long lasting relations the agency has enjoyed with the southern African nation.
She further commended the progress Zambia has made in the development of the health sector, adding that she was looking forward to discussing a range of issues which are of interest to not only Zambia but Africa in general.
Her visit was aimed at enhancing cooperation with the government and to discuss areas in which the agency could further support the country in its health development efforts.
Her visit also coincides with the commemoration of 50 years of WHO’s continued provision of technical, financial and logistical support to Zambia to improve the health of people. She is expected to hold a working session with the Minister of Health and other high ranking officials.
She will also participate in the launch of the first round of the 2015 Zambian Child Health Week, an initiative aimed at reaching children in the hard to reach areas and the underserved populations with an integrated package of life-saving interventions. Enditem

-Xinhua

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