14 Dec 2021 12:00 EAT - 16 Dec 2021 19:00 EAT
Type of event International meeting
Scope Public Health

The inaugural Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA 2021) will put a spotlight on emergency health response in Africa and allow participants from around the world to share and learn about progress made, best practices in public health interventions and the latest in innovative research. This will become an annual conference, hosted by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and African Union. CPHIA 2021 is being organized by an Organizing Committee with members from around the world.

EDCTP staff will be attending, moderating and speaking throughout the conference. Please find below an overview of the sessions, and consult the CPHIA website for the full conference programme.

14 December 2021: Side session

12:00 – 14:00 EAT
Connecting Excellence in Data Science across Africa
Chaired by Dr Thomas Nyrienda (EDTCP) and Faith Nfii (Africa CDC)
Agenda and registration

14 December 2021: Conference Opening and Track 1

17:30 – 19:00 EAT
Session 1: Epidemiology of SARS-COV-2, Virology, Prevention and Clinical Management
Parallel Abstract Session 4
Moderators: Prof. Catherine Orrell (Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation) and Mr. Jean Marie Habarugira (EDCTP)

15 December 2021: Tracks 2, 5, and 3

11:00 – 12:30 EAT
Session 3: COVID-19 and Equitable Health System Strengthening in Africa
Track 5 Moderator (s): Dr. Michael Makanga (EDCTP) and Prof. Francine Ntoumi (Congolese Foundation for Medical Research)

Dr. Michael Makanga (EDCTP)
Institutional Capacity Strengthening for Health Research and Development in Africa

16 December 2021: Tracks 4, 6, 7, and Conference Close

11:00 – 12:30 EAT
Plenary session 5: Assessing the Response to COVID-19 in Africa to Prepare for Future Health Threats
Moderators: Prof. Moses Bockarie (EDCTP) and Kedest Tesfagiorgis (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
Dr. Michael Makanga (EDCTP) will be one of the speakers during this session

13:00 – 14:30 EAT
Session 5: Parallel abstract session 1
Moderators: Prof. Ehimario Igumbor (Nigeria CDC) and Prof. Moses Bockarie (EDCTP)

16:30 – 18:00 EAT
Debate: Harmonizing regulations to drive investments in vaccine in Africa

  • David Mukanga (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
  • Thomas Nyirenda (EDCTP)
  • Delese Mimi-Darko (Ghana FDA)
  • Krishna Udayakumar (Duke Global Health Innovation Centre (Moderator))