Moroccan Delegation Secures Locale for “CPHIA”–Africa’s Largest Health Event
The Moroccan delegation, led by Minister of Health and Social Protection Khalid Ait Taleb, clinched the hosting rights for the fourth edition of the International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA) during its third edition held in Lusaka, Zambia, according to CPHIA’s official announcement.
This endeavor clearly illustrates Morocco’s unwavering commitment to developing public health in Africa in accordance with King Mohammed VI’s royal orders, thereby securing health sovereignty across the continent. The event provides a valuable opportunity for participants to share their experiences and to discuss novel solutions to the continent’s health-related issues.
Despite challenges posed by various separatists affiliated with the Polisario Front during the conference days–albeit in a futile attempt to thwart Morocco from hosting this global event–the Kingdom received unanimous support from health leaders on the continent, thus reaffirming the nation’s influential position on the continent.
The decision to give the nod to Morocco to organize this monumental event reflects the close collaboration between the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, the African Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the African Union.
The conference brings together stakeholders and decision-makers from numerous African countries, as well as global health experts, researchers, and various other professionals. It serves as a crucial platform for debating contemporary public health concerns and for tackling some of the most acute health challenges facing the African continent in the twenty-first century, along with exploring options for multilateral collaboration.