The WHO’s Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus says there should be a global shift to see healthcare and healthcare facilities as an investment instead of as a cost.
He says proper investment in healthcare systems would lead to a more focused and resilient response to fight future disease outbreaks.
Ghebreyesus says the focus should be placed on using healthcare systems to promote health and well-being, instead of only treating diseases.
Watch Ghebreyesus’ full address here.
- WHO warns that the gradual destruction of the natural environment would lead to an increase in communicable diseases.
- WHO not seeing a lot of cases of people getting reinfected with the new mutation of the Omicron variant of Covid-19.
- WHO to continue working to boost the availability of vaccines.
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— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) March 1, 2022
President Cyril Ramaphosa says there is a multitude of sectors in which South Africa and Kenya could continue to boost their trade and cooperation.
He says greater trade volumes between the two countries would lead to faster economic growth and investment.
Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta is currently on an official state visit to South Africa and had bilateral trade talks with Ramaphosa in Pretoria.
Read the president’s full speech here.
- Ramaphosa calls for greater co-operation to boost post-Covid-19 trade on the African continent.
- Ramaphosa: Vooma South Africa! Vaccinate to prevent further lockdowns.
- Ramaphosa urges First World countries to do more to address vaccine inequity.
Remarks by President @CyrilRamaphosa at the media briefing during the State Visit by President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, Union Buildings, Tshwane. https://t.co/Fe9KyXvXLw#KenyaInSA #BetterAfricaBetterWorld pic.twitter.com/7LD9rGtnfk
— Presidency | South Africa 🇿🇦 (@PresidencyZA) November 23, 2021
In conclusion, we have had an opportunity today to discuss in some depth several of the challenges facing our continent and its people.
But we have also discussed many opportunities for growth and progress.https://t.co/3FOWsmRGfI
— Cyril Ramaphosa 🇿🇦 (@CyrilRamaphosa) November 23, 2021