Future of Global Health Initiatives: The Future We Want to See

The FGHI process is a time-bound (through 2023) multi-stakeholder process of dialogue, deliberation and action to identify and enable options to ensure global health initiatives (GHIs) more effectively, efficiently and equitably complement domestic financing to maximize country-level health impacts, as part of country-led priority-setting process and trajectories toward universal health coverage (UHC). We will discuss […]

PATH: Made in Africa for Africans: improving local manufacturing of medical countermeasures through strengthened Research and Development framework

COVID-19 exposed Africa’s challenges in accessing vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics. In response, Africa launched the New Public Health Order for Africa framework in 2021 aiming to strengthen health systems and research, development, manufacturing (RDM) capabilities. However, Africa still lags in producing medical countermeasures aligned with its health needs, disease burden and priorities. A robust and […]

Medicines for Malaria Venture: Defeating malaria through equitable partnerships

 In 2021, malaria claimed nearly 619 000 lives worldwide and over 245 million cases were reported. The global malaria community has made progress in reducing the disease burden over the last two decades. However, recent progress has stalled. Among the various factors, limited funding for malaria research and development (R&D) as well as access and […]

The COVID Treatment QuickStart Consortium: Lessons for Establishing Test and Treat Programs to Deliver Lifesaving Treatments for COVID-19 and Other Health Challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed significant global inequities in access to medical interventions. The COVID Treatment QuickStart Consortium , Zambia Ministry of Health, Africa CDC, and USAID all launched efforts to accelerate access to oral anti-virals and stand up test-and-treat capabilities across multiple countries. This event, co-hosted by the COVID Treatment QuickStart Consortium (including Duke University, […]

Scrubs Paradize Medical supplies: Promoting Local Manufacturing of Health Products-Promoting security and advancing health and resilience in Africa

In the context of the African CDC Health Agenda, which focuses on disease prevention, surveillance, and response, local manufacturing of health products becomes a strategic imperative. By producing items such as vaccines, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices and medical person protective equipment locally, African countries can better respond to public health challenges This event is […]

Roche: Changing the face of Breast Cancer in Africa

In Africa, 1 in 2 women die five years after receiving a breast cancer diagnosis. Improving standard of care through focused investments into the broader context of women’s health has the potential to improve survival to 80-90%; these life years saved have positive GDP effects, making breast cancer an important disease to be integrated into […]

Outreach Network for Gene Drive Research: What can new genetic technologies do for public health in Africa? Transformative approaches to malaria elimination

The session will enable participants to increase their awareness and understanding of innovative research led by African institutions developing cutting-edge genetic approaches to vector borne diseases. It will also offer recommendations for actions by different stakeholders to increase the ability of African public health experts to leverage the potential of these novel tools.

FIND, Unitaid, CHAI Zambia, ACHA, Expertise France: Shining the light on cervical health: What will it take to eliminate cervical cancer in our lifetimes? Accelerating the progress towards cervical cancer elimination goals in Africa

In 2020, the World Health Assembly adopted the first elimination strategy for cancer in WHO’s history – the Global Strategy towards the Elimination of Cervical Cancer. Since its launch, few countries have made significant progress. This event will spotlight countries’ experiences in implementing cervical cancer prevention, drawing expertise from relevant programs that prioritize women’s involvement […]

VillageReach and Health Systems Research Hub, University of Leeds: Revolutionizing Primary Healthcare through Digital Health Innovations for Universal Health Coverage in Africa

Africa’s healthcare landscape is marked by disparities in access to care, disproportionately affecting rural and underserved populations. A paradigm shift is essential to create strong Primary Health Care systems that align with the goals of the New Public Health Order to address challenges and opportunities of our continent. Innovative digital health interventions have emerged as […]

Global Institute for Disease Elimination: Paradigm Shift: Towards Sustainable  Access for NTD Health Technologies: Regional and Country Perspectives: Focus on Sustainable Procurement

In partnership with Uniting Efforts and DNDi, The Global Institute for Disease Elimination (GLIDE) will host a side event focused on sustainable procurement for NTD technologies, with a regional and country-specific lens. Given Africa’s disproportionate NTD burden, this initiative seeks to engage African countries, Africa CDC, and other stakeholders on the continent. The event will […]