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Published May 18, 2021 / Public health

The World Health Organization commends the action of the Brazzaville Foundation


On April 29, 2021, in a letter addressed to Jean-Yves Ollivier, Founding Chairman, and Richard Amalvy, Chief Executive, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Chief Executive of the WHO, praised the work accomplished by the Brazzaville Foundation since its creation.

Caption: Speech by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Chief Executive of the WHO, at the Lomé Summit in January 2020..

"I would like to congratulate the work of the Brazzaville Foundation on its 5th anniversary and the publication of the report that highlights the Foundation's achievements."


It also highlights the fact that the Foundation's actions in support of peace, the environment and health "align perfectly with the strategic priorities of the organisation as well as with the Sustainable Development Goals and, in particular, the African Union's Agenda 2063."


WHO is a natural partner for the signatory states of the Lomé Initiative in the field of public health. In this context, the Brazzaville Foundation maintains a constant relationship with the WHO services, both with the representations in the programme countries and with the headquarters in Geneva. In parallel with the World Health Assembly, the Foundation is organizing a high-level round table on the issue of "COVID-19 and the growing risks of falsified and substandard pharmaceutical products in Africa: A public health and safety issue". The conclusions of this meeting will be forwarded to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Caption: Working meeting between Prof. Moustafa Mijiyawa, Minister of Health and Public Hygiene of Togo, Mrs. Fatoumata Binta Diallo, representative of WHO Togo and her team, and Richard Amalvy, Chief Executive of the Brazzaville Foundation, © Brazzaville Foundation.