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Cory Couillard
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Communications, Advocacy & Media.
Communications, Advocacy & Media.

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Strong health systems critical in addressing health threats in the African Region
Brazzaville, 8 April 2015 – The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti has called on the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Republic of Congo to advocate with their national governments to strengthen health systems...
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WHO staff on the ground essential to breaking Ebola transmission chains
Freetown/ Brazzaville, 24 August 2015  – Ongoing efforts to get to zero Ebola cases in Sierra Leone are yielding good results. This follows a massive deployment of experts by the World Health Organization and partners, to track and break each and every tran...
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Renowned public health experts and leaders endorse a vision for an Africa Health Transformation Programme to enhance health in the African Region
An Independent Advisory Group (IAG), comprising renowned public health experts and leaders, has endorsed the Africa Health Transformation Programme 2015–2020: a vision for universal health coverage, proposed by Dr Moeti, the World Health Organization Region...
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WHO Regional Director applauds the contribution of communities in the fight against Ebola in Liberia
Monrovia, 22 April 2014 - The WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr Matshidiso Moeti has underscored the importance of involving the communities in the fight against Ebola. Speaking to residents of Zuma town, Monrovia, one of the communities which were heavil...
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Kenya hosts commemoration to accelerate comprehensive implementation of WHO FCTC in the African Region
Nairobi, 25 February 2015  -- The WHO meeting to commemorate the implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) started in Nairobi today with members and participants commending great milestones but cautioning that a lot is still needi...
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WHO celebrates 10 years of tobacco control in the African Region
Nairobi, 25 February 2015  – On 27 February, the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates 10 years of implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in the African Region. Tobacco kills an estimated 6 million people every year bu...
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Safe breastfeeding key to improve children's health
Brazzaville, 12 January 2015 –  Every day an estimated 8000 children die in sub-Saharan Africa from easily preventable or treatable illnesses. Breastfeeding is one of the best ways to provide newborns, infants and young children with the nutrients that they...
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Sexual and intimate partner violence affects millions in Africa
Brazzaville, 5 January 2015 –  In the African Region, one in five girls have been sexually abused during childhood, with estimates from some countries placing that proportion closer to one in three. This startling statistic is highlighted in the newly relea...
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National health systems – Africa’s big public health challenge
Brazzaville, 22 December 2014 – No region needs to scale up its health systems more than Africa. People get sick and die in many cases because the systems for disease prevention and control are not in place or – if they are – they do not function properly. ...
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How to save the lives of newborns in Africa
Brazzaville, 17 December 2014 -  According to a new WHO report, one third of all neonatal deaths occur in the African Region. Approximately three quarters of these deaths occur during the first week of life and almost half within the first 24 hours.  The fi...
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