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- Category: HEALTH - SCIENCE & TECH NEWS
- Published on Sunday, 19 July 2015 17:48
ALGIERS-Algeria will participate in the international conference on Africa's fight against Ebola, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday in Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) and will be represented by Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform Abdelmalek Boudiaf.
"Mr Boudiaf was designated by President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, to participate Tuesday in the ministerial plenary session on financing and strengthening of health systems, and Wednesday in the plenary session of the Heads of State and Government, both held in the capital of Equatorial Guinea," said Sunday a statement from the Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform.
Organized by the Commission of the African Union (AU) in accordance with the decision of the Conference of Heads of State, the international conference on the fight against Ebola in Africa, aims to "identify measures for the implementation of robust national health systems, sufficiently staffed and funded, resistant to health threats, able to reach all persons with preventive and curative services of good quality," said the source.
The conference will be attended by Heads of State and Government, Ministers and senior officials of industry and partners to share experiences in the fight against Ebola disease and discuss ways for strengthening and consolidation of health systems to deal with this epidemic.
Participants will also discuss "the development and strengthening of the surveillance network and control of Ebola disease in conjunction with the African Centres of diseases control and prevention."