7:00 - 9:00 CAT
9:00 - 10:30 CAT
Plenary Session: Epidemiology, Diagnostics and Clinical Management of Emerging and Re-emerging High Consequence Infectious Diseases (HCID) in Africa (Track 1)

  • Dr. Trevor Crowell, Director, Clinical Research Directorate, Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
  • Prof. Francine Ntoumi, Founder, Chair and Executive Director, Fondation Congolaise pour la Recherche Medicale
Confirmed speakers:
  • Prof. Salim Abdool Karim, Director, Center for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA)
  • Dr. Fiona Braka, Emergency Operations Manager, WHO AFRO
  • Dr. Michael Iroezindu, Director Research, Emerging Infectious Diseases Branch (EIDB), Walter Reed Program
11:00 - 12:00 CAT
Opening Ceremony
12:00 - 13:00 CAT
Ministerial Special Session
14:00 - 15:30 CAT
Parallel Session: HealthConnekt Africa – Connecting Africa’s Health Facilities and Workforce to the Internet by 2030 (Track 6A)

  • Onica Nonhlanhla MakwakwaHead of Africa Global Digital Inclusion Partnership
Confirmed Speakers:
  • Ambassador Hon. Dan KazunguNon-Executive Director, Caracal Gold PLC 
  • Sean BlaschkeCo-Founder and Coordinator, Digital Health Centre of Excellence (DICE), UNICEF
  • Zvichapera KatiyoGroup Chief Executive Officer, Delta Philanthropies
  • Josephine NyiranzeyimanaGovernment Chief Information Officer, Rwanda Information Society Authority (RISA)
  • Sr. Suzan OkwakolMidwifery professional
Parallel Session: Africa CDC Digital Transformation Strategy – Digital CDC: Purpose, Priorities and Partnerships (Track 6B)

  • Georgie Ndirangu, Consultant, Portland
Confirmed Speakers:
  • Shami Benimana, General Manager, Rwanda, Zipline
  • Rebecca Distler, Strategist for AI, Data, and Digital Health, Patrick J. McGovern Foundation
  • Dr. Diane Karusisi, CEO, Bank of Kigali
  • Rahul Mullick, Senior Vice President, Resolve to Save Lives
  • Dr. Francis Ohanyido, Director General, West African Institute of Public Health
  • Dr. Ahmed Owell Ouma, Acting Director, Africa CDC 
  • Dr. Solomon Zewdu, Senior Executive Resident for Strategy, Planning, Mastercard Foundation
Parallel Session: Harnessing the Potential for Vaccine Manufacturing in Africa (Track 2A)

  • Prof. Charles Shey Wisyonge, Senior Director South African Medical Research Council
Confirmed Speakers:
  • Chimwemwe Chamdimba, Principal Policy Specialist, AUDA-NEPAD
  • Dr. Matthew Downham, Director of Manufacturing and Supply Chain Network, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)
  • Dr. Lwazi Manzi, Head of Secretariat, AU COVID-19 Commission
  • Dorcas Noertoft, Director of Procurement Services, UNICEF Supply Division, Uganda
  • Prof. Padmashree Gehl Sampath, Senior Advisor on Pharmaceuticals and Health, Office of the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire 
Parallel Session: Advancing Innovative Drug Discovery & Access to Optimal Therapeutics (Track 2B)

  • Ms. Noella Bigirimana, Deputy Director General Rwanda Biomedical Centre
Confirmed Speakers:
  • Ademola Osigbesan, Technical Manager (Strategic Sourcing and Supply), Unitaid
  • Pierre Hugo, Senior Director, Market Dynamics & Global Access Partnerships, Medicines for Malaria Venture
  • Tiwadayo Braimoh, Policy & Advocacy Manager, Medicines Patent Pool
  • Prof. Abderrahmane Maaroufi, Directeur, Institut Pasteur du Maroc
15:30 - 17:00 CAT
Abstract-Driven Session: Track 1 Session 1

  • Dr. Merawi Aragaw, Ag. Head Division of Emergency Preparedness & Response, Africa CDC
  • Dr. Yewande Alimi, AMR and One Health Unit Lead, Africa CDC
Abstract Presenters:
  • Francis Kakooza, Uganda, Infectious Diseases Institute
  • Oumaima Djarma, Chad Ministry of Health, Provincial Hospital of Farcha CHU “Bon Samaritain”
  • Marie Fausta Dutuze, Rwanda, Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture
  • Joseph Fokam, Cameroon, CIRCB – Centre International de Reference Chantal BIYA, CCOUSP – Centre de Coordination des Opetions des Urgences de Sante Publique, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Buea
  • Gildas Boris Hedible, France, CERPOP UMR1295 INSERM- University of Toulouse 3
  • Souhir Ayadi, Tunisia, Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine of Sousse, Tunisia
Abstract-Driven Session: Track 3

  • Dr. Uzma Alam, Science For Africa Foundation
  • Dr. Benjamin Djoudalbaye, Head, Division of Policy, Health Diplomacy and Communication, Africa CDC
Abstract Presenters:
  • Ndyomugyenyi Donald Bruce, Uganda, Makerere University Centre for Health and Population Research, Iganga-Mayuge Health and Demographic Surveillance Site
  • Elizabeth Serieux, USA, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
  • Dominic D. Gadeka, Ghana, University of Ghana School of Public Health, Legon, University of Cape Town
  • Doreen A. Ndege Schlagenhauf, Germany, Ludwig Maximilians Universität
  • Francois Regis Cyiza, Rwanda, ENABEL/Barame Project
  • Namwaka Mulenga, Zambia, Clinton Health Access Initiative
Abstract-Driven Session: Track 5

  • Dr. Raji Tajudeen, Head, Division of Public Health Institutes and Research, Africa CDC
  • Dr. Landry Tsague, Senior Health Adviser, UNICEF Office to AU & ECA, UNICEF
Abstract Presenters:
  • Emna Hariz, Tunisia, Department of Preventive and Community Medicine, University Hospital Tahar Sfar
  • Michel Carlos Tommo Tchouaket, Cameroon, Centre International de Référence Chantal BIYA
  • Abbas Ermilo Haroun, Morocco, Community Health Laboratory (Public Health, Preventive Medicine and Hygiene), Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Mohammed V
  • Dieudonne Hakizimana, University of Global Health Equity, Rwanda
  • Sarah Mwangi, Ethiopia, Africa CDC
  • Áuria de Jesus, Mozambique, Centro de Investigação em Saúde de Manhiça
Abstract-Driven Session: Track 8

  • Dr. Corine Karema, Interim CEO, RBM Partnership to End Malaria
  • Dr. Lul Pout Riek, Coordinator, Africa CDC
Abstract Presenters:
  • Gorreti Zalwango, Uganda, Uganda Public Health Fellowship Program
  • Jean Claude Semuto Ngabonziza, Rwanda, Rwanda Biomedical Centre
  • Salimata Kante, Mali, ICER-Mali/USTTB
  • James Shyaka, Rwanda, Rwanda Biomedical Center
  • Sherry Ahirirwe, Uganda, Uganda Public Health Fellowship Program
  • Maria Furtado, Angola, Instituto Nacional de Luta Contra a SIDA
17:30 - 19:00 CAT
Plenary Session: The COVID-19 Pandemic – Lessons Learned for Future Health Threats, Prevention, Preparedness and Response (Track 5)

Moderators: Confirmed speakers:
  • Prof. Christian Happi, Director, African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases
  • Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Assistant Director General, WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence
  • Dr. Ahmed Ogwell Ouma, Acting Director, Africa CDC
  • Dr. Magda Robalo, President, Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD)
  • Dr. Solomon Zewdu, Senior Executive Resident for Strategy, Planning, Mastercard Foundation
19:00 - 21:00 CAT
Networking Dinner
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