Morocco Takes Part in Addis Ababa at AU Emergency Ministerial Meeting on Coronavirus Outbreak

Addis Ababa – An emergency ministerial meeting of the African Union to discuss a continental strategy for preparedness and response to the coronavirus disease outbreak opened Saturday in Addis Ababa with the participation of Morocco.

The Kingdom is represented by a delegation led by minister of health, Khalid Ait Taleb.

The meeting is intended to discuss a coordinated approach in responding to the outbreak and agree on a continental strategy to better prepare and respond to any new cases of the virus on the continent.

Speaking at the opening of the meeting, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, said the main objective of this meeting is to anticipate the protection of the continent, by considering the actions aimed at strengthening the preparedness and response to this epidemic by the Member States.

“We all know that if drastic preventive and control measures are not taken urgently, the economic, social and even security consequences of the epidemic could be felt on a very large scale; and our dear Continent, Africa, is particularly at risk, given its relatively fragile health systems, concomitant epidemics affecting at present our Continent, lack of resources, population mobility and other vulnerabilities,” he pointed out.

“It is appropriate to commend, since the declaration of this epidemic, the considerable efforts made by the African States and African Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC),” he added.

“We have established the Africa Task Force to coordinate preparedness and response across the Continent. This Task Force is led by representatives of the Member States in five priority areas: surveillance, infections prevention and control in healthcare establishments, clinical management of people with serious COVID-19 infection, crisis communication and community commitment, as well as laboratory diagnosis and subtyping,” he said.

Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse

Morocco Takes Part in Addis Ababa at AU Emergency Ministerial Meeting on Coronavirus Outbreak

Addis Ababa – An emergency ministerial meeting of the African Union to discuss a continental strategy for preparedness and response to the coronavirus disease outbreak opened Saturday in Addis Ababa with the participation of Morocco.

The Kingdom is represented by a delegation led by minister of health, Khalid Ait Taleb.

The meeting is intended to discuss a coordinated approach in responding to the outbreak and agree on a continental strategy to better prepare and respond to any new cases of the virus on the continent.

Speaking at the opening of the meeting, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, said the main objective of this meeting is to anticipate the protection of the continent, by considering the actions aimed at strengthening the preparedness and response to this epidemic by the Member States.

“We all know that if drastic preventive and control measures are not taken urgently, the economic, social and even security consequences of the epidemic could be felt on a very large scale; and our dear Continent, Africa, is particularly at risk, given its relatively fragile health systems, concomitant epidemics affecting at present our Continent, lack of resources, population mobility and other vulnerabilities,” he pointed out.

“It is appropriate to commend, since the declaration of this epidemic, the considerable efforts made by the African States and African Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC),” he added.

“We have established the Africa Task Force to coordinate preparedness and response across the Continent. This Task Force is led by representatives of the Member States in five priority areas: surveillance, infections prevention and control in healthcare establishments, clinical management of people with serious COVID-19 infection, crisis communication and community commitment, as well as laboratory diagnosis and subtyping,” he said.

Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse