13-15 December 2022
Kigali Convention Centre
Kigali, Rwanda

Registration is Now Open


Track 1
Epidemiology, Diagnostics and Clinical Management of Emerging and Re-emerging High Consequence Infectious Diseases (HCID) in Africa

Track leads:

  • Francine Ntoumi, Founder, Chair and Executive Director, Fondation Congolaise pour la Recherche Medicale (FCRM)
  • Trevor Crowell, Director, Clinical Research Directorate, U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP)
Track 2
Increasing Local Production in Africa: Advocacy, Research and Development Capacity in Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Vaccine Manufacturing

Track leads:
  • Charles Wiysonge, Director, South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)
  • Noella Bigirimana, Deputy Director General, Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC)
Track 3
Strengthening Health Systems for Equitable and Universal Health Coverage in Africa

Track leads:
  • Githinji Gitahi, Group CEO, Amref Health Africa
  • Brenda Kateera, Country Director, Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), Rwanda
Track 4
Women in Health – From Recipients to Providers to Leaders

Track leads:
  • Ebere Okereke, Senior Technical Adviser, Tony Blair Institute; Honorary Senior Public Health Adviser to the Africa CDC
  • Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, UNAIDS
Track 5
The COVID-19 pandemic – Lessons Learned for Future Health Threats, Prevention, Preparedness and Response

Track leads:
  • Krishna Udayakumar, Director, Duke Global Health Innovation Center
  • Claude Muvunyi, Director General, Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC)

Track 6
Digitalization – Delivering Universal, Connected, Affordable Care and Building Resilient Health Systems 

Track leads:

  • Jean Phil Nsengimana, Chief Digital Advisor, Africa CDC
  • Edem Adzogenu, Senior Innovation Advisor, African Union
Track 7
Whole-of-Society – The Power of Engaging Civil Society, Community Actors, and the Private Sector

Track leads:
  • Amit Thakker, Executive Chairman, Africa Health Business
  • Monique Wasunna, Director, Africa Regional Office, Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative
  • Kedest Tesfagiorgis, Deputy Director, Global Partnerships and Grand Challenges, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Track 8
A Renewed Focus on Africa’s Major Infectious Diseases: HIV, TB, Malaria and NTDs

Track leads:
  • Thomas Nyirenda, Strategic Partnerships and Capacity Development Manager, European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)
  • Rose Leke, Emeritus Professor of Immunology and Parasitology, University of Yaoundé
Track 9
Non-Communicable Diseases – A Growing Public Health Threat in Africa

Track leads:
  • Kaushik Ramaiya, CEO and Consultant Physician, Shree Hindu Mandal Hospital
  • Taiwo Lateef Sheik, Professor of Psychiatry, College of Medical Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University
  • Mary Nyamongo, Founding Director, African Institute for Health and Development (AIHD)

Abstract Submissions

Abstract submissions are now closed. 

Abstracts have been accepted for all nine conference tracks.

Submission deadline: 23:59 EAT on Friday, 30 September 2022.


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@AfricaCDC’s International Conference on Public Health in Africa is back from 13-15 December 2022. Register to attend this important convening and to hear from African researchers, policymakers & innovators. Visit: https://cphia2022.com to register today.


For any questions, please contact the CPHIA 2022 Secretariat at CPHIASecretariat@africa-union.org

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