Togo: WHO Resident Representative reviews partnership with President Gnassingbé

Thursday, 22 February 2024 14:47
Togo: WHO Resident Representative reviews partnership with President Gnassingbé

(Togo First) - The partnership between the World Health Organization (WHO) and Togo grew significantly between October 2018 and February 2024. Fatoumata Binta Diallo, Resident Representative of the WHO, made the statement on February 20, at the end of a meeting with Faure Gnassingbé, President of Togo.

Among other achievements, the WHO, according to Binta Diallo, has helped improve Togo’s health system, as well as helped contractualize and bolster the country’s partnership with the Global Fund. 

Also, the WHO provided technical and financial support for the development of the CHO-SO Hospital. In February 2022, it provided CFA105 million of equipment to the country's biggest hospital. 

Together with the World Bank, WHO-Togo also gave paramedical training schools some teaching, computer, and videoconferencing equipment. Over 600 nurses and midwives across the country have also been trained in infection prevention by the institution.

It has also helped Togo fight the Covid 19 pandemic, by bolstering the country’s response capacities with funds from the "Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF)"-$1 million.

The WHO helped Togo to tackle non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and to hold the 72nd session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa (RC72) in August 2022.

"We have achieved the objectives. Togo is considered an example today. We can congratulate ourselves on Togo’s improved health system," said Dr. Fatoumata Binta Diallo after meeting with President Gnassingbé. 

Esaïe Edoh 

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