7:00 - 9:00 CAT
Morning Side Events – See the Side Events tab above for details
9:00 - 10:30 CAT
Plenary Session: Non-Communicable Diseases – A Growing Public Health Threat in Africa (Track 9)

Moderators: Confirmed speakers:
  • Dr. Prebo Barango, Medical Officer Non-Communicable Diseases, Inter-country Support Team for East and Southern Africa, WHO AFRO
  • Prof. Hassen Ghannem, Head of Department of Epidemiology, University of Sousse, Tunisia
  • Dr. Oswald Goukodadja, Department of Traumatology & Orthopedics, University of Benin
  • Prof. Ana Mocumbi, Co-Chair, NCDI Poverty Network; Department of Global Health, University of Washington
  • Dr. Akwasi Osei, Director General, Ghana Mental Health Authority
11:00 - 12:30 CAT
Plenary Session: Increasing Local Production in Africa: Advocacy, Research and Development Capacity in Diagnostics, Therapeutics and Vaccine Manufacturing (Track 2)

Moderators: Confirmed speakers:
  • Dr. Michael Makanga, Executive Director, European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)
  • Prof. Claude Mambo Muvunyi, Director General, Rwanda Biomedical Centre
  • Dr. Nicaise Ndembi, Senior Science Advisor, Africa CDC
  • Dr. Amadou Sall, Director, Institut Pasteur de Dakar, Senegal
  • Dr. Hassan Sefrioui, Director & Member of the Executive Board, Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science, Innovation and Research (MAScIR)
Plenary Session: Strengthening Health Systems for Equitable and Universal Health Coverage in Africa (Track 3)

Moderators: Confirmed speakers:
  • Madame Ambassador Anne-Claire Amprou, Global Health Ambassador, France
  • Dr. Dereje Duguma, State Minister of Health, Ethiopia
  • Dr. Christopher Elias, President, Global Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Dr. Solange Hakiba, Chief of Party, USAID Rwanda Integrated Health Systems Activity (RIHSA)
  • Louise Kanyonga, Deputy CEO, Rwanda Social Security Board
  • Dr. Ephrem T. Lemango, Associate Director of Immunization, UNICEF
  • Dr. Adelheid Onyango, Director for Universal Health Coverage/Health Populations, WHO AFRO
  • Dr. Ahmed Ogwell Ouma, Acting Director, Africa CDC
13:30 – 15:00 CAT
Abstract-Driven Parallel Session: Track 4

  • Rosemary Mburu, Executive Director, WACI Health
  • Hind Hassan, Country Director, UNAIDS Rwanda
Abstract Presenters:
  • Dr. Sali Hafez, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Liberia
  • Dr. Marie-Claire Manafundu, Maternal and Child Health Program, East Congo
  • Charlene C. Mukondwa, University of Global Health Equity, Rwanda
  • Assiatou Kama Niang, Speak Up Africa, Senegal
  • Ogban Omoronyia, University of Calabar & Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria
  • Hunaina Mohammed Amin Ismail,  Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, Tanzania
  • Epaphrodite Nsabimana, University of Rwanda, Rwanda
  • Manuel Mulwafu, Partners in Health, Malawi
Parallel Session: The Africa We Want; Agenda 2063 (Track 7A)

  • Prof. Nicaise Ndembi, Senior Scientist, Africa CDC
Confirmed Speakers:
  • Jonathan Keytel, Head of Healthcare Transformation at Roche Diagnostics – Africa
  • Chimwemwe Camdimba, Principal Policy Specialist, AUDA-NEPAD
  • Dr. Evans Amukoye, Chief Research Officer, Ag Deputy Director Research and Development, Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)
  • Janet Muriuki, Senior Director of Health Workforce Development (interim)
  • Nyawira Njeru, Director Market Access -Middle East & Africa, Hologic, Inc.
Parallel Session: Community and Youth Engagement for Quality Health (Track 7B)

  • Lolem Ngong, Chief of Staff, Amref Health Africa
Confirmed Speakers:
  • Maximillian Godwin, SADC Youth Taskforce
  • Aloyce Urassa, Chairperson, ALMA Youth Advisory Council
  • Moses Mulumba, Director, Afya na Haki
  • Aya Chebbi, Former AU Special Envoy on Youth, Founder and Chair, Nala Feminist Collective
  • Ibraheem Sanusi, Head of Project, Strengthening Crisis, and Pandemic Response in Africa GIZ Office to the African Union
  • Delafrida Ukaga, Project Specialist, Strengthening HIVST in the private sector (SHIPS) project, Society for Family Health, Nigeria
15:00 – 16:30 CAT
Parallel Session: Optimizing Pandemic Preparedness and Response to Health Threats and Emerging Pandemics through Data Sciences and Innovations (Track 5A)

  • Dr. Vincent Mutabazi, Lead Epidemiologist, AFENET- Rwanda
Confirmed Speakers:
  • Prof. Jeanine Condo, Associate Professor of Public Health, Chief Executive Officer, CIIC-HIN
  • Prof. Marc Twagirimukiza, Professor of Medicine Cardiovascular Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Ghent University
  • Dr. Krishna Udayakumar, Founding Director, Duke Global Health Innovation Center and Associate Professor of Global Health and Medicine, Duke University
Parallel Session: Building Resilient Health Systems for Future Pandemics: Learning from Past Pandemics and Readiness for the Future Era (Track 5B)

  • Ms. Nicole Jabo, Advisor to Minister of Health Rwanda
Confirmed Speakers:
  • Pierre Delsaux, Director General for European Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA), Unit HERA.1—Policy and Coordination
  • Dr. David Turatsinze, Specialist Physician / Internist and Medical Oncologist, Chuk and Legacy Clinic
  • Prof. Abderrahmane Maaroufi, Director, Pasteur Institute of Morocco
  • Dr. Paul Ngwakum, Regional Adviser Health, UNICEF
  • Prof. Nadine Rujeni, Associate Professor, Dean, School of Health Sciences, University of Rwanda
Parallel Session: NCDs, Injuries Prevention & Control and Mental Health (Track 9A)

  • Dr. Adelard Kakunze, Technical Officer, Non-Communicable Diseases, Africa CDC
Confirmed Speakers:
  • Dr. Mohammed Abdulaziz, Head, Division of Disease Control and Prevention, Africa CDC
  • Dr. Carol Labor, Presidential Advisor on Mental health, Sierra Leone
  • Dr. Naeem Dalal, Mental Health Specialist, Zambia National Public Health Institute
  • Prof. Margaret Gyapong, Director of the Institute of Health Research (IHR) and Coordinator of the Centre for Health Policy and Implementation Research (CHPIR) at the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), Ghana
Parallel Session: The African Cancer Burden (Track 9B)

  • Prof. Jeanine Condo, Associate Professor of Public Health, Chief Executive Officer, CIIC-HIN
Confirmed Speakers:
  • Dr. Stefan Jansen, Director of Research and Innovation, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Rwanda
  • Prof. Moffat Nyirenda, Professor of Medicine, Global Non-Communicable Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
  • Mrs. Marlene Mumukunde, City Cancer Challenge Representative, Rwanda
  • Qutaiba Al Manaseer, Corporate Affairs Senior Director, AstraZeneca
  • Dr. Mary Wambui Moehlmann, Community Engagement Lead, Access to Medicine Foundation
  • Prof. Eugene Sobngwi, Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Yaoundé
17:00 - 18:30 CAT
Closing & Awards Ceremony 
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