Health: Aït Taleb meets WHO’s DG in Geneva

On the sidelines of the 76th session of the World Health Assembly, Health and Social Security Minister Khaled Ayd Taleb held talks with World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in Geneva on Saturday.

According to a press release from the Ministry, Mr. During this interview, Aït Taleb praised WHO’s efforts to improve global health, stressing the need to coordinate efforts to implement public health policies with a view to guaranteeing a better product. , prevention and risk reduction.

H.M. The minister also shed light on the major projects underway in the kingdom, in accordance with the high directives of King Mohammed VI, which mainly consider the program to generalize social security and the reform of the national health system.

For his part, Mr. Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed his support for the various reforms undertaken by the Kingdom in the health sector and congratulated Morocco for its efforts to universalize universal health care.

The Director-General of WHO also emphasized the importance of preparedness and response to health emergencies, learning from the lessons of the Covid-19 pandemic, which was an opportunity for social and economic change.

He also stressed the need to strengthen primary health care so that no one is left behind and to place greater emphasis on the production of vaccines and medicines given their importance in African health sovereignty.

The talks focused on the need to review human resources to guarantee the sustainability of the health system at the global level and the importance of the production of vaccines and medicines to ensure national health sovereignty.

Regarding the next events to be organized in 2023, in particular the African Conference on Health Risk Reduction scheduled from 27 to 29 September under the theme “Health in Africa: Water, Environment and Security”, as well as the Global Consultation on Refugee and Migrant Health from 13 to 15 June.

At the end of the talks, both sides expressed their commitment to continue bilateral cooperation, the statement said.

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