Plenary 4

Mount Kilimanjaro Ballroom March 8, 2017 10:30 - 11:30

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Mr. Arif Neky
H E Mrs Toyin Saraki
Edwin Macharia
Dr Marc-Alain Widdowson
Neren Rau

Implementation of the health Sustainable Development Goals in Africa: Strategies, lessons and next steps


Moderator                  Edwin Macharia, Partner and Regional Director for Africa, Dalberg East Africa


Keynote Speaker        Mr. Arif Neky, Advisor for UN Strategic Partnerships and Coordinator of the SDG Philanthropy Platform in Kenya



Neren Rau, Director, External Affairs and Communications, MSD (Pty) Ltd South Africa

H E Mrs Toyin Saraki, Founder, Wellbeing Foundation, Nigeria

Dr Marc-Alain Widdowson, Deputy Director, Centres for Disease

Control and Protection (CDC), Kenya

Diarietou Gaye, Country Director for Kenya, Rwanda, Eritrea, Uganda, Africa, The World Bank




This plenary will explore the status of the implementation of health-related SDGs in Africa. The keynote speaker will share experiences in the past 12 months of the implementation of the SDGs from a multilateral funding institution perspective. He will also share insights on strategies that work, lessons learnt and steps needed to galvanise the international community and the Africa to accelerate achievement of the SDGs.

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