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WHO urges African countries to invest 15% of the budget for health

Director of the organization asked efficient management of financial resources for the sector due to the global economic crisis

 
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The World Health Organization (WHO) called on African governments to increase the health budget from 10% to 15%. The organization's director for Africa, Luis Sambo, called for an efficient management of financial resources for the sector due to the global economic crisis.

"To improve the health status of the population, we need to improve the functioning of the health system, they need human resources, technology, vaccines and equipment. Need is, first, to improve the management of financial resources more efficiently. Second place, we must increase funding for health. These are two directions that we recommend to governments. "

The Mozambican government has directed a tenth of its 2012 budget to health.

Sambo takes part in Maputo, capital of Mozambique, a scientific journey toward the area of ​​health. The event is organized by the health authorities of the country.

During the visit to Mozambique, Sambo also addresses the country's accession to an international convention to control tobacco WHO.

Source: ONU
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