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Ministry of Health
THE REPUBLIC OF MOZAMBIQUE
High-level Summary and Recommendations
Strategic Partnerships for Country Planning Workshop Post JEE:
The Development of Mozambique's 5-year National Action Plan for Health Security
11-13 October 2017
The magnitude and frequency of disease outbreaks and health emergencies in Africa, new
emerging risks such as Zika, the expansion of known diseases like Cholera and Ebola and the
re-emergence of others such as plague and yellow fever, demonstrate the urgent need for
sustained preparedness and capacity building in WHO Member States. Mozambique is no
exception, experiencing outbreaks of dengue, chikungunya, vaccine derived polio, cholera,
and malaria as well as other disasters such as floods and cyclones with high morbidity,
mortality, and socio-economic impact.
WHO Member States have agreed to work together to prevent, detect and respond to
public health events under the International Health Regulations (2005). A World Health
Assembly (WHA) in May 2016 requested WHO to develop a global strategic plan for the
recommendations. In August 2016, the AFRO Regional Strategy for Health Security and
Emergencies was adopted by the Regional Committee in Addis Ababa. It sets the framework
and milestones for ensuring health security in the WHO African region.
The Head of States and Government Summit held in Addis Ababa in July 2017 has adopted
the Declaration on Accelerating Implementation of International Health Regulations in
Africa emphasising the commitment to achieving health security in the region.
Mozambique is committed to implementing the WHO IHR Monitoring and Evaluation
Framework and regularly reporting its IHR implementation status using IHR Monitoring
questionnaires to WHO. Mozambique was the third country to conduct the JEE in April 2016
followed by developing the National Action Plan for Health Secur