Ahaic 2017 Keynote Speakers

In four short weeks, more than 700 global health experts and leaders in government, private sector and civil society will convene at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya (March 7-9, 2017) for the Africa Health Agenda International Conference.

A pre-conference Youth Forum (5-6th March) and Hackathon (7-8th March) will also be part of this event.

The extraordinary line-up of speakers and guests are guaranteed to enrich the conference which will focus on Africa’s unique health agenda in relation to the SDGs, and also by the high-calibre speakers from across Africa and beyond. Two first ladies will grace the conference, as well as global development and corporate sector leaders. Dr Jakaya Kikwete, former president of Tanzania, will give a keynote address at the closing ceremony. Kikwete has been a key player in advancing the pan-African agenda and the continent’s development needs. See more information on the keynote speakers.

Speakers include Dr Jane Ruth Aceng (Uganda Minister of Health); Hon Ummy Ally Mwalimu (Tanzania Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Seniors and Children), Hon Mahmoud Thabit Kombo (Zanzibar Minister of Health and Social Welfare), Prof Awa Marie Coll-Seck (Member of UN High-Level Advisory Group for Every Woman Every Child, Senegal) and Kenya’s Minister for Health, Dr Cleopa Mailu.

Africa’s health agenda differs from the global health agenda, as the continent has unique health needs and contexts. With the participation of influential speakers, panelists and participants, we are confident that the conference will fundamentally define the course of healthcare on the continent in the coming decade. It is anticipated that AHAIC 2017 will help to chart a roadmap for Africa to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa, focusing on relevant solutions such as formalisation of the Community Health Worker cadre to effectively bridge the gap between communities and the formal health system.


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