WHO Assistant Director-General Dr Princess Nothemba Simelela’s visit to WHO Lao People’s Democratic Republic Country Office

WHO Assistant Director-General (ADG) for Family, Women, Children and Adolescents, Dr Nono (Dr Princess Nothemba Simelela) visited Lao People’s Democratic Republic to attend the GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance board meeting scheduled on 29-30 November 2017.

During this trip, Dr Nono spent time with WHO Lao Country Office staff, and stressed the importance of “One WHO” and the need to put country at the centre, for the greatest impact.

Dr Nono (second from right) in a group photo with the staff to promote the upcoming World AIDS Day
Dr Nono stopped at the Emergency Surveillance and Response team led by Dr Reiko where she was introduced to the staff
Next, Dr Nono spoke to staff at the Maternal and Child Health Unit and the team leader Dr Shogo briefed her on the First Embrace implementation progress
The EPI team with Dr Nono
The PMO/PAO team gave Dr Nono a tour of the office
Dr Nono at the petanque court with some of the winners of petanque and WHO soccer teams
Dr Nono met with the Health System team before wrapping up her tour
Dr Lidjia Namisa Kamara, Dr Nono Simelela and Dr Juliet Fleischl