The World Health Organization country office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, announced the arrival of the newly appointed acting WHO Representative, Dr Adiele Onyeze.

Dr Onyeze, a Nigerian, shared two key principles when he addressed the staff of the organization in Dar es Salaam. He said these would make a difference for and with WHO, namely, the “triple bottom lines” and urgency.

He urged the staff to dedicate efforts and work towards “making a real difference” in people’s lives, as encapsulated in the SDGs.

The second bottom-line goal that we all share, he said, is to work and dedicate ourselves to the attainment of the goal of WHO by accelerating effective implementation of the WHO Global Programme of Work and the Biennial Plan for 2018-19, and the transformation agenda.

Dr Onyeze noted that the third bottom-line goal is that of personal growth through utilizing existing learning resources and opportunities that WHO provides for its highly-valued staff members.

He was welcomed by his predecessor Dr Mathieu Kamwa.

Prior to the meeting with staff, Dr Onyeze attended the 65th East Central and Southern Africa (ECSA) Ministers’ Conference which was officially opened by the Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania, Kassim Majaliwa.

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