2018: A year of transformation

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2018: A year of transformation

Transformation in Africa

Transformation in Africa

The Transformation Agenda is making a difference in the lives of people across Africa. Launched in 2015 by WHO’s Regional Director, the agenda aims to transform the organization into one that is proactive, transparent and delivers results.   

In 2018, the impact of this bold and ambitious reform is clear: a new WHO Health Emergencies Programme has led a robust and effective response to emergencies, including the Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of Congo, WHO is supporting an increasing number of countries to implement universal health coverage and there has been significant progress in eliminating neglected tropical diseases.

These results have been achieved because the Transformation Agenda has built a pro-results culture, provided smart technical support, increased the leadership capacity of staff, strengthened country offices, promoted accountability and a value for money which has led to a savings of $US 1.4 million.

The Transformation Agenda in WHO’s African region has been recognized by the Director-General Of WHO as a path maker for the organization globally. We are now entering Phase Two and expect further radical reform.

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