WHO Regional Director for Africa receives Vice-Minister for Health

The Regional Director of the World Health Organisation for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, held a meeting in her office with the Vice-Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Mitoha Ondo’o Ayekaba.

The director received the Equatorial Guinean delegation that participates in the 69th session of the WHO committee for the African continent.

Besides congratulating Moeti for her re-election as director, the member of the Malabo Government expressed his outrage towards the institution, as Equatorial Guinea has not received support from the WHO in recent years.

The Vice-Minister for Health asked the new director to regularise the situation of the WHO representatives for Equatorial Guinea, as some come and go without the consent of the ministerial head, while others give letters of credence to the Foreign Minister and then disappear.

He also wanted the WHO office for Africa in Congo Brazzaville to increase the quantity of WHO technicians for Equatorial Guinea, as the existing few are only in the capital.

Moeti replied and expressed to the Vice-Minister that some measures will be taken shortly in order to solve this problem.

To do so, the director promised Mitoha Ondo’o Ayekaba that she would travel to Equatorial Guinea during the next few days with the aim of solving all those problems, and she also expressed that Equatorial Guinea will have the same support that the institution offered previously, while she is head of this WHO office, and during her second term of office.

During this meeting, the Vice-Minister was assisted by the minister of the diplomatic mission in Congo Brazzaville, Rafael Mba Esangui Nchama.

Source Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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