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Five Things You Need to Know About Africa’s First Female Head of WHO AFRO

Ventures Africa   in  · ·
February 5, 2015

VENTURES AFRICA – Botswana doctor, Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti made history last week by becoming the first female Director of WHO Africa Regional Office (WHO AFRO). Nominated in November last year by the health ministers of the 47 Member States of the WHO-AFRO, the ratification of her appointment on Tuesday was welcomed with resounding applause from within the world’s health circles and beyond. However, despite her veteran status in national and international public health service, Dr Moeti is not a well-known figure, at least not in the general public. Thus, we bring you five very interesting things you need to know about the continent’s new number one public health servant.

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