Nigeria elected Chair of AU Health Ministers Conference | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper f


Nigeria has been elected to chair the new Bureau for the African Union (AU) Conference of Ministers of Health (CAMH6).

The conference is a biennial meeting that provides AU Health Ministers the opportunity to review and assess member states’ performance in the health sector and suggest new policies targeted at addressing identified areas of challenges.

Nigeria emerged as the chair of the bureau from the West African region at the end of the 6TH Session CAMH6 held between April 25 and April 26 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Other AU member states elected to serve in the Bureau according to the report of the ministerial meeting made available NAN, include Gabon (Central Africa) as first Vice Chairperson; Saharawi Republic (North Africa) as second Vice Chairperson.

Others are Uganda (East Africa) as third Vice Chairperson and Zimbabwe (South Africa) which emerged as the Rapporteur of the Bureau.

The report said that Mrs Petrina Haingura, Namibia’s Health Minister and out-going CAMH5 Bureau Chairperson, thanked the members for the support given to her and the bureau.

“The chair made reference to some of the achievements of the out-going bureau such as the adoption of the Draft Business Plan for Africa; the 2012 Status of Africa MNCH report; Draft Plan of the 2nd AU decade of traditional medicine (2011-2020).

“The Draft African plan toward the elimination of new HIV infection among Children by 2015 as well as keeping their mothers alive.

“The report said that Haingura assured the in-coming bureau of the support of the CAMH5 bureau in ensuring that Africa’s health status improves.’’

Prof. Onyebuchi Chuckwu, Nigeria’s Health Minister and in-coming chairperson of CAMH6 Bureau, in a statement accepted the responsibility bestowed on the new bureau by the ministers’ conference
Chuckwu commended the out-going bureau for the “tremendous efforts and contributions to move the health agenda of Africa.’’

He assured the conference of his readiness to complete the work begun by the out-going bureau and keep health high on Africa’s development agenda.

Republic of Senegal has offered to host the 7th Ordinary Session of the Conference of AU Ministers of Health on a date to be announced.

The Nigerian delegation also informed the conference that the Nigerian government and AUC would co-host the Abuja +12 Special Summit of the AU Heads of government from July 15 to July 19 to review the progress made on the Abuja commitments.

Health Ministers from more than 40 AU member states attended the conference, with the theme: “the impact of Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) on development in Africa.

Also in attendance at the conference were UN agencies, development partners, Civil Society Organisations and Non-governmental Organisations.

Others include WHO, UNAIDS, UNICEF, WFP, UNECA, UNFPA, UNDP, IPPF, NEPAD and Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. (NAN)

Post a Comment Default Disqus

  1. Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it.
    Look advanced to more added agreeable from you!

    By the way, how can we communicate?

    Stop by my website - Grow XL

  2. Nice blog here! Also your website loads up very fast!
    What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to your host?
    I wish my site loaded up as fast as yours lol

    Also visit my homepage - Le Parfait Skin Care

  3. It's appropriate time to make some plans for the future and it's time to be happy.

    I have read this post and if I could I desire to suggest
    you some interesting things or advice. Perhaps you could write next articles referring to
    this article. I desire to read more things about it!

    Also visit my weblog :: Test Force Xtreme Reviews

  4. Hmm it looks like your site ate my first comment (it was extremely
    long) so I guess I'll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I'm thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I as well am an aspiring blog blogger but I'm still new to everything. Do you have any tips and hints for novice blog writers? I'd definitely appreciate it.

    my weblog Buy Garcinia Cambogia

  5. Howdy! I know this is kinda off topic nevertheless I'd figured I'd ask.
    Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest
    writing a blog article or vice-versa? My site goes over a lot of the same subjects as yours and I think we could greatly
    benefit from each other. If you happen to be interested feel free to shoot me an e-mail.
    I look forward to hearing from you! Awesome blog by
    the way!

    Also visit my homepage :: Power Precision


Nigeria News Comments are Moderated. Clean Comments will be swiftly approved. No swear words, no racism, allowed.