Sunday, May 10, 2009

SADC Ministers of Health Meeting

source: Republic of Botswana (9/5/09): TAUTONA TIMES no 13 of 2009
The Weekly Electronic Press Circular of the Office of the President
"Democracy, Development, Dignity and Discipline"


The Assistant Minister of Health, Honourable Gaotlhaetse Matlhabaphiri is in Maputo Mozambique to attend SADC Ministers of Health meeting which started on the 28th May 2009. The meeting which is held twice every year will discuss among others strategic framework for non-communicable diseases, Male circumcision, revised SADC HIV and AIDS strategic framework for 2009-2015, malaria elimination, SADC proposal to the Global Fund for HIV, Malaria and Tuberculosis and assistance to the Ministry of Health in Zimbabwe. Honourable Matlhabaphiri is accompanied by the Director of Public Health Ms Shenaaz El-Halabi and he will be back on the 30th of April.

Please also find below a Press Release and Communiqué on Swine Flu and Influenza Preparedness that was issued by SADC arising from this week's meeting of Ministers of Health and technical teams in Maputo

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