Francophonie: Signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between WHO and IOF to strengthen access to health
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on April 15 to intensify their collaboration and improve access to health services in Francophone countries.
The agreement, reached at a ceremony at WHO headquarters in Geneva, aims to advance universal health coverage, fight malaria, and collaborate on the establishment of the WHO Academy, which aims to train millions of health workers worldwide. Support will also be provided for activities to combat COVID-19, including the promotion of equitable access to vaccines.
“Our actions, supported by this Memorandum, must contribute to the development of social protection and universal access to public health services in the French-speaking world,” said Louise Mushikiwabo, Secretary General of La Francophonie. “This is a fundamental right for individuals and an essential condition for the socio-economic progress of our countries.
Ms. Mushikiwabo added, “This memorandum aims to provide political and diplomatic support for the implementation of some of the WHO’s priorities. “
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