WHO Regional Director for Africa Region Receives Honorary Fellowship Award from South African College of Medicine

On Thursday, 20 April 2022, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization Regional Director for Africa was admitted to the Honorary Fellowship of the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA). The official ceremony presided over by Professor Flavia Senkubuge, President of the CMSA Senate, took place at Rhema Bible Church in the Morningside suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. In addition, the CMSA Senate and Officers were also present at the event. The ceremony also hosted many CMSA diploma, certificate and fellow recipients who were joined by their family members and friends.

Professor Johan Fagan, CMSA’s Vice President conveyed a quote of appreciation for Dr Moeti. While making the presentation, Professor Fagan noted that Dr Matshidiso Moeti, as the first woman selected to lead the work of the World Health Organization in the African Region, “devoted a large part of her life to fighting poverty and inequality, striving to realize her vision of securing health and well-being for all Africans. , regardless of age, socioeconomic status, or geographic location.”

Dr Moeti has been awarded the prestigious Scholarship, which is also CMSA’s highest honor, for his unique and outstanding contribution to African public health that has a real impact on improving the health and well-being of communities, countries and the region as a whole.

In his keynote speech, Dr Moeti thanked the President and all members of the South African School of Medicine and congratulated the diplomats, colleagues, certification.

As Dr Moeti spoke to CMSA graduates, he noted that “Under so-called normal circumstances, postgraduate specialization pushes you to the limits of your physical and mental abilities, but the onset of a pandemic during your training has provided some of the worst circumstances imaginable. . What you have acquired, however, are unique and invaluable skills and expertise that will surely ensure that you are better prepared for the challenges of tomorrow, both professional and personal.”

Emphasizing the important role of health professionals and scientists, Dr Moeti noted that “We have a responsibility, especially as scientists, to not only produce brilliant tools that will improve health around the world, but also clearly communicate the benefits of these tools to politicians, communities and society. , and ordinary citizens. As scientists, and as qualified medical professionals today, we need to stay connected to the impact of what we do, what we produce, what we do, and how this will apply in the field – regardless of our field of work. focus.” he added.

The list of awards and honors that Dr Moeti received during his professional service includes Honorary Fellowship from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Health and Applied Sciences in Ghana, Honoris Causa Doctorate by the Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical Universidade Nova de Lisbon. Dr Moeti was also named a COVID-19 Female Hero by the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women Development and featured among the Women of 2020 in the Financial Times. Most recently, Dr Moeti was honored with Membership of the United States National Academy of Medicine and Special Recognition for African Health Leadership on COVID-19 from Amref Health Africa and received the Global Health Equality Award from the African-American Institute.

Sincere congratulations to Dr Matshidiso Moeti on becoming an Honorary Member of CMSA. WHO also recognizes and warmly commends all other CMSA graduates for their hard work and outstanding achievements and extends best wishes for their future.

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WHO Regional Director for Africa Region Receives Honorary Fellowship Award from South African College of Medicine

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