7:00 - 9:00 CAT
Morning Side Events – See the Side Events tab above for details
9:00 - 10:30 CAT
Plenary Session: Women in Health – From Recipients to Providers to Leaders (Track 4)

Moderators: Confirmed speakers:
  • Madam Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, UNAIDS
  • H.E. Awa Marie Coll Seck, Minister of State to the President of the Republic of Senegal
  • Dr. Stellah Bosire, African Center for Health Systems and Gender
  • Dr. Esmehan Elkhair Babeker, Director, Mother and Child Health, Federal Ministry of Health of Sudan
  • Ida Hakizinka, Executive Director, Aidspan
  • Dr. Lwazi Manzi, Head of Secretariat, AU COVID-19 Commission
  • Dr. Mary Muchekeza, Provincial Medical Director, Ministry of Health and Child Care, Zimbabwe
  • Faith Nfii, Programme Coordinator, Public Health Workforce Development, Africa CDC
  • Dr. Norah Obudho, East Africa Program Director, WomenLift Health
  • Oyeronke Oyebanji, Policy and Partnerships Manager, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)
  • Dr. Magda Robalo, President, Institute for Global Health and Development (IGHD)
11:00 - 12:30 CAT
Plenary Session: Whole-of-Society – The Power of Engaging Civil Society, Community Actors, and the Private Sector (Track 7)

  • Kedest Tesfagiorgis, Deputy Director, Global Partnerships & Grand Challenges, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Confirmed speakers:
  • Dr. Moses Alobo, Program Manager, Grand Challenges Africa
  • Mokgado Mashishi, Business Unit Director, Organon
  • Njide Ndili, Country Director, PharmAccess Foundation
  • Cheikh Oumar Seydi, Director, Africa, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Dr. Amit N. Thakker, Executive Chairman, Africa Health Business
  • Dr. Monique Wasunna, Eastern Africa Director, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi)
Plenary Session: Digitalization – Delivering Universal, Connected, Affordable Care and Building Resilient Health Systems (Track 6)

  • Dr. Shikoh Gitau, Chief Executive Officer, Qhala
Confirmed speakers:
13:30 - 15:00 CAT
Parallel Session: Expanding Good Practices and Universal Health Coverage Targets Against Common Infections and Epidemics in Africa (Track 8A)

  • Prof. Rose LekeProfessor of Immunology and Parasitology, University of Yaoundé
  • Prof. Wilfred Mbacham, President, Fobang Institutes for Innovations in Science & Technology
Confirmed speakers:
  • Christine Manyando, Head, Public Health, Tropical Disease Research Centre
  • Tolbert Nyenswah, Senior Research Associate, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of International Health
  • Dr. Kamija PhiriProfessor, College of Medicine, University of Malawi
  • Dr. Monique Wasunna, Director for Africa, DNDi
Parallel Session: Conducting Relevant and Impactful Research for Common Infections and Epidemics in Africa (Track 8B)

  • Prof. Marielle Bouyou, Professor and department head of Parasitology, Mycology, and Tropical Medicine Université des Sciences de la Santé
  • Dr. Thomas Nyirenda, Strategic Parnterships & Capacity Development Manager, EDCTP
Confirmed speakers:
  • Dr. Yewande Alimi, AMR Program Coordinator, Africa CDC
  • Prof. Nissaf Ben Alaya, Deputy Director, Observatory of New and Emerging Diseases
  • Dr. Corine Karema, Interim Director, RBM Partnership to End Malaria
  • Prof. Charles Shey Wiysonge, Senior Director, South African Medical Research Council
  • Dr. Dorothy Yeboah-Manu, Head of Bacteriology Noguchi Memorial Institute for Health Research
Parallel Session: Digital Health Information System for PHC Performance Measurement (Track 3A)

  • Evelyn Gitau, Director of Research Capacity Strengthening, African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)
  • Dr. Yekoyesew Belete, Senior Program Manager, Health Systems, CHAI-Rwanda
  • Loko Abraham, John Snow Inc, electronic Community Health Information System (eCHIS) scale up, Ethiopia  
  • Dr. Jean Paul Uwizihiwe, Zenysis Technologies, Regional Director of Delivery – Rwanda Health Analytics Platform (RHAP)
  • Peter Otieno, Amref, Technology Lead– LEAP and MJali (mobile community surveillance and CHW training platform)
  • Dr. Florence Sibomana, PATH, Senior Program Officer on NCDs
Parallel Session: Private Sector Engagement for UHC through PHC: Opportunities, Challenges and Way Forward (Track 3B)

  • Dr. Juliet Nabyonga, Team Lead Health Financing and Investment, WHO AFRO
  • Dr Justice Nonvignon, Ag. Head of Health Economics Unit, Africa CDC
  • Dr. Ama Pokuaa Fenny, Senior Research Fellow, University of Ghana: Importance of private sector engagement as a contributor to sustainable financing
  • Lisa Slater, Head of Public Policy, Africa & African Genomics Program Office Lead, Roche
  • Dr. Amit N. Thakker, Executive Chairman of Africa Health Business, President of Africa Healthcare Federation, Chairman of the Kenya Healthcare Federation
15:00 - 16:30 CAT
Abstract-Driven Sessions: Track 1 Session 2

  • Yenew Kebede Tebeje, Africa CDC
  • Eric Remera, Rwanda Biomedical Center
Abstract Presenters
  • Shafie Hassan, Somalia, Department of Medical laboratory Science, Jamhuriya university of science and technology
  • Khalid Mohamedahmed, Sudan, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, University of Gezira
  • Roland I. Funwei, Nigeria, Babcock University
  • Mariette Stella Nana-Ndjangwo, Cameroon Institute of Public Health
  • Line Pamphile Lobaloba Ingoba, Congo, Fondation Congolaise pour la Recherche Médicale, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, Université Marien Ngouabi
  • Winfred Mwangi, Sweden, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital
Abstract-Driven Sessions: Track 2

  • Dr. Stefan Jansen, University of Rwanda
  • Daniel Bausch, FIND
Abstract Presenters
  • Josea Rono, Kenya, E&K Consulting Firm, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Assitan Dembélé, Mali, International Center for Excellence in Research, Bamako, Mali
  • Lilian Akwah, Cameroon Institute of Medical Research and Medicinal plant studies, Yaoundé, Cameroon, University of Yaounde 1, Faculty of Science, Microbiology Department, Yaoundé, Cameroon
  • Bright Asare, Ghana, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, LEGON, Ghana, University of Ghana, LEGON, Ghana
  • Muthoni Kahuho, United Kingdom, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Progress Agboola, Nigeria, Royal Society of Tropical Medicine And Hygiene (RSTMH), United Kingdom
Abstract-Driven Sessions: Track 6

  • Justin Maeda, Africa CDC
  • Ayat Abu-Agla, Trinity College Dublin
Abstract Presenters:
  • Semakula Muhammed, Belgium, University of Hasselt
  • Shem Sam, Kenya, Lake Region Economic Bloc (LREB)-Kenya
  • Christie Akwaowo, Nigeria, University of Uyo
  • Yves Sangwa, Rwanda, IntraHealth International
  • Papa Fall, Senegal, Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis
  • Bandile Ntombela, South Africa, Free State Department of Health
Abstract-Driven Sessions: Track 9

  • Marie Michele Umulisa, Executive Director, Rinda Ubuzima
  • Dr. Kamija Phiri, University of Malawi
Abstract Presenters:
  • Bereket Kabalo, Ethiopia, Wolaita Sodo University
  • Michael Girma Mamo, Ethiopia, Myungsung Medical College
  • Aphrodis Hagabimana, Rwanda, Rwanda Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Rwanda
  • Agatha Kapatuka Bula, Malawi, University of North Carolina (UNC) Project
  • Ekwoge Diane Dione, Cameroon, RSD Institute
  • Timothy Tchereni, Malawi, Clinton Health Access Initiative
17:00 - 18:30 CAT
Plenary Session: A Renewed Focus on Africa’s Major Infectious Diseases: HIV, TB, Malaria and NTDs (Track 8)

  • Prof. Rose Leke, Professor of Immunology and Parasitology, University of Yaoundé
  • Dr. Thomas Nyirenda, Strategic Partnerships & Capacity Development Manager, European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)
Confirmed speakers:
  • Dr. John Amuasi, Executive Director, African Research Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Prof. Agnes Binagwaho, Co-Chair, CPHIA 2022 & Retired Vice Chancellor, University of Global Health Equity
  • Prof. Marielle Bouyou, Professor Parasitology Mycology & Tropical Medicine, Université des Sciences de la Santé
  • Prof. Moffat Nyirenda, Professor of Medicine, Global Non-Communicable Diseases London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
  • Dr. Ahmed Ogwell Ouma, Acting Director, Africa CDC
19:00 - 21:00 CAT
Evening Side Events – See the Side Events tab above for details
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