|Health experts meet in Tanzania|
|Wednesday, 15 August 2012 00:00|
Paidamoyo Chipunza in Arusha, Tanzania
in Arusha, Tanzania, to deliberate and recommend solutions to emerging health challenges in the region.
Speaking at the official opening, ECSA-HC director general Dr Josephine Kibaru-Mbae said the two-day deliberations are expected to zero in on four main themes.
“This meeting is for the highest technical body of the ECSA-HC who then report back and advice Health Ministers on the way to move forward on health challenges in the region,” Dr Kibaru-Mbae said.
She said the objective of the meeting is to share, identify and proffer recommendations to health ministers.
Goals deadline, Africa still faces huge challenges in issues of health.
“We need a new way of looking at things to respond to these epidemics,” Dr Mungisha said.
The Zimbabwe delegation led by Dr Davis Dhlakama, the principal director for policy, planning, monitoring and evaluation in the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, is also expected to learn and share experiences with fellow experts participating in the conference.
ECSA-HC is a regional inter-government health organisation that fosters and promotes regional co-operation in health among member states.