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WHO Africa Online Press Briefing on COVID-19 in Africa


Please join an online media briefing with representatives from the World Health Organization (, Centre For the Aids Programme Of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), and International Organization for Migration. The briefing is on-the-record and it is an opportunity for you to ask questions about COVID-19. The media briefing is facilitated by APO Group.


  • Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa

  • Mohammed Abdiker, Regional Director, IOM regional office for East and Horn of Africa

  • Professor Salim S. Abdool Karim, Director: CAPRISA, Co-Chair: Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19 and Professor of Global Health: Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Date: Thursday 19 November 2020


10:00 -11:00 Dakar time

  • 11:00 -12:00 Brazzaville/London time
  • 12:00 -13:00 Johannesburg time
  • 13:00 -14:00 Kampala/Nairobi time

Moderated by: Tsepiso Makwetla, Journalist

To attend, please register at:

Interpretation will be provided in French. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to access the event.

You can send questions in advance in English or French. Please email Collins Boakye-Agyemang:, with your full name, your country and your media organization. Anonymous questions will not be accepted. Please specify if you are ok to ask your questions live during the press conference.

You can also ask questions live during the briefing using the Q&A function in Zoom. Please specify your full name, your country and the media organization you work for.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of WHO Regional Office for Africa.

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