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Background Information

The AfDB and WHO have had bilateral relations since 1994. The key areas of their collaboration include (i) participation in mobilizing resources to finance projects and programs; (ii) assistance to regional member countries in data collection and analysis, and promotion of research in the health sector; (iii) dialogue with regional member countries to assist them in programming, designing and implementing their health policy and strategy; (iv) technical training for health workers in regional member countries (RMCs); (v) WHO technical assistance in preparing the Bank’s health and HIV/AIDS policies and operational guidelines.

Joint Initiatives

  • Collaboration through the Forum on Harmonization for Health in Africa
  • Collaboration on the “Value for Money”  agenda in health programs to advance more health for money as well as more money for health in Africa
  • Collaboration with WHO in health Sectors including reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health.

Formal Arrangements and Financial Contribution

Memorandum of Understanding signed in 1974 and amended in 1994.
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Focal point for the relations with WHO
Caroline Manlan
Principal Cooperation Officer
The Partnerships and Cooperation Unit (ORRU)
Tel: (216) 71 10 39 10