Agenda

Day 1
05 Mar 2019
Day 2
06 Mar 2019
Day 3
07 Mar 2019

Pre-Plenary I: Amref International University (AMIU) Special Topics Lecture Series

Master of Ceremony: Hellen Nomugisha, President, African Youth and Adolescent Network on Population and Development (AFIYAN) Introduction of Speaker & Series: Prof Marion Mutugi, Vice Chancellor, Amref International University Pre-plenary...
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Prof. Philip Cotton
Prof. Philip Cotton
Prof Marion Mutugi
Prof Marion Mutugi, EBS

Plenary I: Strengthening Primary Health Care Systems to Deliver Universal Health Coverage in Africa

Strong primary health care (PHC) systems are the frontline of most health services and, as such, are at the core of delivering UHC. In October 2018, the world came together to renew a global commitment to primary health care to achieve UHC and the SDGs at the Astana Conference on Primary Health Care.
Michel Sidibe
Michel Sidibé
Dr Sanele Madela
Dr Sanele Madela
Dr Jean Kagubare
Dr Jean Kagubare
Rogerio Ribeiro

Plenary II: Opening Ceremony

Masters of Ceremony: Magnifique Irakoze, Regional Coordinator for Africa, International Federation of Medical Students Associations, Rwanda, and Hellen Nomugisha   Welcome Address 10 minutes) Dr Githinji Gitahi, Group CEO, Amref...
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Dr Githinji Gitahi
Hon Dr Diane Gashumba, MD, M(Ped)

Poster Presentations

Rapporteurs Sam Muhula- KE (Team Leader); Vincent Magombo- ML; Joel Fred Nsumba- UG; Kassahun Negash- ET; Mirre Van Veen- NL; Stephano Romano- IT; Madaliso Tolani- ML; Sintayehu Abebe- ET; Miriam...
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11:00-11:45

Break: FOYER 1A – The Exchange Exhibition Area, FOYER 1B – Innovation Marketplace, FOYER IC – Dear Minister Campaign & Youth Lounge, CONCOURSE – Poster Presentations & J&J Lounge, AD11 – Press conference

Inter-Ministerial Panel

At the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD-VI) Summit held in Nairobi, Kenya in August 2016, African Heads of State signed the Universal Health Coverage in Africa: A Framework for Action.
Michel Sidibe
Michel Sidibé
Hon Dr Diane Gashumba, MD, M(Ped)
12:30 - 13:30

Lunch/Networking/Posters

Health Leaders Luncheon: Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships to Transform Health in Africa

This closed luncheon will bring together high-level government officials (including African Ministers of Health and Parliamentarians) and private sector leaders, for an open dialogue on ways that the public and the private sectors can meaningfully collaborate to improve access to medicines, vaccines and medical technologies in African countries in fragile and conflict-affected settings (FCAS).

Track 1.1 (a): Addressing cultural, social and age barriers to accessing health services in Africa

Oral Presentation Session 1 Chair: Dr George Kimathi, AHA Co-Chair: Dr Joel Mubiligi, ED, PIH Rapporteur: Roberta Rughetti – IT, Mercy Apanja – KE Abstract No: Title Presenter/ Institution/Country TUABO01  ...
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Track 2.1: Enhancing monitoring and models for quality assurance to ensure quality of health services

Oral Presentation Session 2 Chair: Prof Fredrick Wabwire, Makerere University, UG Co-Chair: Joy Atwine, MSH Rapporteur: Sam Muhula – KE; Anatory Didi – TZ Abstract No: Title   Presenter/ Institution/Country...
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Track 3.1: Expanding financial protection, including for vulnerable populations, by strengthening and scaling innovative insurance models

Abstract presentations to take a deep-dive into conversations initiated at the main plenaries.

Track 2.6: Achieving patient-centred quality by strengthening non-clinical contributors to quality of health services, including compassion, cleanliness and timeliness

Oral Presentation Session 4 Chair: Dr Teshome Gebre, HPC Ethiopia Co-Chair: Edward Kamuhangire, MoH Rapporteur: Rita Mutayoba – TZ; Kolia Banie – IT   Abstract No: Title   Presenter/ Institution/Country...
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Track 1.2: Leveraging technology and innovative models of service delivery to accelerate access

Abstract presentations to take a deep-dive into conversations initiated at the main plenaries.

Addressing barriers to Universal Health Coverage

Lightning Oral Presentation Session 1

Leveraging mobile technology and health innovations to scale up financial protection and quality

Innovative Partnership for Universal and Sustainable Health care (i-PUSH): Leveraging mobile technology and health innovations to scale up financial protection and quality of care Organised by: i-PUSH, Amref Health Africa...
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Governor Ndiritu Muriithi
H.E Governor Ndiritu Muriithi

Accelerating Access through Strengthening Regulatory Harmonization of Medical Products and Health Innovations in Africa

Organised by PATH As African countries advance plans for achieving UHC, there is widespread recognition that we will not reach our goals without innovation of all kinds. In particular, the...
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What government and civil society can do to prevent and reduce the burden of NCDs for their citizens

Organised by: Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima (PIH/IMB) and Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC). What government and civil society can do to prevent and reduce the burden of NCDs for their...
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What government and civil society can do to prevent and reduce the burden of NCDs for their citizens; Integration of NCD care into primary health care

Organised by: Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima (PIH/IMB) and Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) As the world is experiencing a drastic shift from infectious diseases to non-communicable diseases, low and middle...
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Management and Leadership as a Force Muitiplier for achieving Universal Health Care Goals

CDC IMPACT Program, Division of Global Health Protection, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Former CDC Director William Foege stated, “the lack of management skills appears...
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High-level Public-Private Closed Meeting: The Way Forward: TICAD-VI Implementation & Institutionalization of CHWs into Country UHC Roadmaps

This session will convene Ministers of Health, Parliamentarians and private sector leaders to discuss the way forward in implementing the TICAD-VI framework, including the importance of institutionalising the role of...
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Meet & Greet with Community Health Workers from Kenya and Malawi

Margaret Kilonzo and Moses Ngwira will share stories about their work and how they are putting communities at the heart of UHC in Kenya and Malawi, tying onthe ground reality...
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15:00 - 15:45

Break/Networking/Posters

Achieving UHC by Strengthening Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

This symposium aims to build greater consensus around a collective health for all movement, inclusive of sexual and reproductive health services and promotive of sexual and reproductive rights.

Track 1.1 b): Addressing cultural, social and age barriers to accessing health services in Africa

Abstract presentations to take a deep-dive into conversations initiated at the main plenaries.

Track 2.2: Strengthening human resources for health, and health leadership management and governance, to improve capacity for delivering quality health services

Oral Presentation Session 7 Chair: Dr. Pierre Dongier, MSH Co-Chair: Aletta Jansen, The Netherlands Rapporteur: Fidelina Ndunge – KE; Godefroid Nimbona – AHA   Abstract No: Title Presenter/ Institution/Country TUABO36...
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Track 3.2: Strengthening public-private partnerships and bringing in new stakeholders to design innovative health financing models

Abstract presentations to take a deep-dive into conversations initiated at the main plenaries.

Track 3.6: Leveraging technology and mobile penetration to scale up financial protection for populations

Oral Presentation Session 9 Chair: Frances Longley, AHA, UK Co-Chair: Faith Keza, Irembo Rapporteur: Fredick Majiwa – KE; Nyerere Jackson –TZ   Abstract No: Title Presenter/ Institution/Country TUABO48   Innovative...
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eHealth solutions for Universal Health Coverage

Lightning Oral Session 2 Chair: Dr. Angelique Rwiyereka Co-Chair: Danny Dubbeldeman – NL Rapporteur: James Nkale – UG; Vincent Ouma – KE   Abstract No. Title Presenter/ Institution/Country TUABLO18 1...
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The Power of Partnerships: Driving Sustainable Cancer Care Solutions in Cities

With 54% of the world’s population living in urban areas, cities are uniquely positioned to drive sustainable innovation in the delivery of health services to large populations. Launched in 2017...
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Revolutionize Primary Care Through Public Private Cooperation

Organised by Amref Health Africa, Royal Philips, FMO Dutch Development Bank and Makueni County

Youth Pre-conference Town Hall 7

Michel Sidibe, Executive Director, UNAIDS

Leaving No One Behind: The Journey Starts Now

Organised by: African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC). Drawing on nearly two decades of work by APHRC among different populations across the continent, this workshop will provide a unique platform for health and environmental scientists, policy makers, among others, to discuss the intersections among maternal and child health; infectious and non- communicable diseases; as well as service capacity and access for more responsive health systems

Amref Health Africa WASH Vision

A closed event organised by Amref Health Africa Regional  & Amref Flying Doctors Netherlands.

Integrating Cancer into UHC Agenda in Africa, Cancer Symposium

Organised by Roche East Africa. This panel will explore the unique complexities of treating cancer in Africa and approaches to achieve a more inclusive UHC that ensures coverage for all patients.

High level TB Symposium: Translating commitments made at the United Nations High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis (UNHLM) into country actions

Organised by Stop TB Partnership, The Global Fund and AMREF Health Africa. The symposium will discuss and agree on how to translate the UNHLM Political Declaration into concrete actions that will help African countries reach their targets.

UHC: Leaving No One Behind. How Far Are We?

Organised by International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region (IPPFAR)

Enabling Continuous Professional Development for Mid-Level Health Workers in Africa Organised by Institute of Capacity Development, Amref Health Africa

Organised by Amref Health Africa: Institute of Capacity Development Whereas most countries have CPD frameworks, the regular mechanisms and implementation is still lacking. This has led to a general lack of...
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Role of Parliamentarians in Advancing UHC (MPs Session)

Closed session organised by European Parliamentary Forum on Population & Development (EPF), African Parliamentary Forum on Population & Development (FPA).

Pre-Plenary III: Amref International University (AMIU) Special Topics Lecture & Podcast

Master of Ceremony for the Day: Christelle Kwizera Speaker: Prof. Marion Mutugi, Vice-Chancellor, Amref International University, Nairobi Kenya
Prof Marion Mutugi
Prof Marion Mutugi, EBS

Plenary III: Financing Universal Health Coverage in Africa

This session will explore successful strategies for domestic resource mobilization, partnerships that are sustaining and transforming the funding landscape in Africa, and new financing strategies that are paving the way for financial autonomy in Africa.
John Kinuthia
John Kinuthia
Nathaniel Otoo
Nathaniel Otoo
Dr Robert Baba Kuganab-Lem
Dr Robert Baba Kuganab-Lem
Angela Gichaga
Dr Angela Gichaga
Marijke's Wijnroks
Dr Marijke Wijnroks
Monique Dolfing-Vogelenzang
Monique Dolfing-Vogelenzang

Driving UHC in Asia and Africa through Community led Innovation

Organised by Amref Enterprises Limited/Takeda/Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI). While many countries in Africa and Asia have made significant progress in improving health coverage, key gaps remain. At least half...
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UHC Responses to the Urgent Challenge of Multimorbidity and NCDs

Organised by NCD Alliance. The global goal to provide universal health coverage (SDG3.8) is faced with the epidemiological shift towards increasing prevalence of NCDs worldwide and multimorbidity – the coexistence...
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Private Investment in Community and Primary Care

Organised by Amref Health Africa-Netherlands, Royal Philips and FMO Dutch Development Bank

SwitchPoint Exchange: Health Data, activism, art, communication and unusual collaborations

Organised by: IntraHealth International/Switchpoint SwitchPoint is a movement built around an annual gathering of the smart, the curious, and the creative from all circles of humanitarian and global development work....
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Nutrition as a Critical Component of Universal Health Coverage

Organised by Nutrition International The first Nutrition Symposium at the Africa Health Agenda International Conference (AHAIC) is a unique forum for governments, health experts, development partners and civil societies to...
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IFC Bilateral Meetings

Closed (by invitation only)

How can Organisations Leverage Technology to Enhance Access and Collective Accountability?

Organised by BroadReach. We’ll discuss how to: Make the right decision at the right time for the right action resulting in increased access, strengthened accountability and program impact. Louise Allen...
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Social Accountability for UHC

Organised by Amref Health Africa and PATH The commitment to UHC across the continent has never been stronger. Yet many challenges remain in achieving its basic tenets: access, quality, and...
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Improving Public Health Management for Action (IMPACT) Program Fellow Symposium

Organised by: IMPACT Program, Division of Global Health Protection, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The Improving Public Health Management for Action (IMPACT) Program is an...
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12:15-13:30

Lunch/Networking/Posters

UHC and the private sector: Opportunities for coordination and engagement

Closed Private Sector Consultation/ Working Lunch Organised by United Nations Foundation, UHC2030, Amref Health Africa, Business Council for the United Nations and United Nations Global Compact This session will bring together...
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Plenary IV: Access to Care: Reaching the Last Mile

Master of Ceremony: Christelle Kwizera The Sustainable Development Goals set an ambitious target to “leave no one behind”. Yet low-income, migrant and marginalized groups continue to face disproportionate challenges accessing...
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Francois Xavier Karangwa
Francois Xavier Karangwa
Raj_Kumar Devex
Raj Kumar
Barbara Profeta
Barbara Profeta (PhD)
Raj Kumar
Dr Raj Kumar
Magnus Conteh
Magnus Conteh

Meet & Greet with Community Health Workers from Kenya and Malawi

Margaret Kilonzo and Moses Ngwira will share stories about their work and how they are putting communities at the heart of UHC in Kenya and Malawi, tying onthe ground reality...
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15:00-15:45

Break/Networking/Posters

Unlocking the Potential Universal Health Coverage as a Domestic Resource base to meet Child and Family Health Funding Gaps in Nigeria

Organised by The development Research and Project Centre PACFaH@Scale Project (dRPC –PAS) Nigeria. Domestic resource mobilization is key principle for sustainable delivery of child and family health services.  To ensure sustainable sources of domestic resources, African countries are experimenting with a range of innovative financial instruments.

Advancing Primary Health Care: African Leadership and Accountability on the Road to UHC

Organised by Primary Health Care Performance Initiative and The Access Challenge: One by One: Target 2030 Campaign.

Impact Medical Education and Clinical Practice with the Power of ClinicalKey

Organised by Elsevier Health As a global information and analytics business that helps institutions and professionals advance healthcare and improve performance health outcomes Elsevier leads the way in health education innovation. ...
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Moving Research from Publishing to Policy

Organised by  Elsevier, The Lancet Global Health, Epicentre & WHO Publications are at the core of a researcher’s work: they constitute a record of contribution to knowledge, are used to...
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Improving Public Health Management for Action (IMPACT) Program Fellow Symposium

Organised by: IMPACT Program, Division of Global Health Protection, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Session 2 The Improving Public Health Management for Action (IMPACT) Program...
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Catalyzing African Health Tech Solutions in Africa: What’s Needed to Generate and Scale Up Innovations?

Organised by The Elsevier Foundation and Amref Health Africa. Despite exciting leapfrog innovations such as mobile phones, the widespread uptake of new health tech solutions in Africa has been hindered by a knowledge and communication gap between entrepreneurs, government and funders.

The Role of Technology in Primary Healthcare: Opportunities, Challenges and Limitations

Closed session organised by Pathways to Prosperity Commission, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford University

Country CSO Brainstorming Session

Organised by World Bank Group & Others.

Achieving Malaria Elimination to reach Universal Health Coverage

Organised by Vestergaard & RBM Malaria represent a disproportionate burden on Africa’s primary health care. Malaria elimination efforts are critical to achieving universal health coverage (UHC). Utilizing WHO’s sobering 2018...
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Committing to Community Centred UHC: Advocacy in Action

Organised by Last Mile Health, Communities at the Heart of UHC Campaign High level meeting to generate political will and commitment for community health as part of national UHC strategies...
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Achieving Universal Health Coverage: Learning from Kenyan Counties

Organised by: Amref Health Africa in Kenya The side event will bring together executives from County Health Departments and Assemblies from 10 counties (devolved government units in Kenya), representatives from major...
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Africa Media Network on Health (AMHN) Excellence in Journalism Awards Dinner

Closed dinner organised by Amref Health Africa, The African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation, Health Action International, Wemos, UNFPA Zambia, IPPFARO. The Africa Media Network on Health (AMNH) will host its inaugural annual AMNH Excellence in Health Journalism Awards 2019 for journalists who have demonstrated outstanding merit in health reporting.

A Discussion on Family Planning Post -2020 (Closed)

Organised by Deloitte, on behalf of FP2020 Core Conveners

Harnessing the Role of Health Workers in Achieving UHC

Organised by Amref Health Africa – Institute of Capacity Development, GSK Save the Children and Care International Are Human Resources for Health the Silver Bullet to Achieving Universal Health Coverage...
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Pre-Plenary V: Amref International University (AMIU) Special Topics Lecture Series

Master of Ceremony for the Day: Jean Claude Mutabazi   Pre-plenary lecture on Ethical considerations in UHC; quality and distributive justice Speaker: Dr Stephen Ombok Muhudhia, Consultant Paediatrician, Kenyatta National...
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Dr Stephen Ombok Muhudhia
Dr Stephen Ombok Muhudhia
Prof Marion Mutugi
Prof Marion Mutugi, EBS

Plenary V: Rapid Sessions – Focusing on Quality and Innovation

This TED-style session series will focus on what it takes to sustainably improve quality of care, including deliberate political prioritization of the issue and a commitment to strengthening overall health systems, governance and scale up of health information systems.
Dr. Priya Balasubramaniam (Balu) Kakkar
Dr. Priya Balasubramaniam
Dr. Waruguru Wanjau
Dr Waruguru Wanjau
Dr Stephen Mutwiwa
Benjamin Nortey
Simon Berry

MPs Consultation / Briefing on Parliamentarians UHC Handbook (Closed)

Organised by European Parliamentary Forum on Population & Development (EPF), African Parliamentary Forum on Population & Development (FPA)
10:00-10:45

Break/Networking/Posters

Immunization in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States (FCAS) in Africa: From Conflict and fragility to Investing in Health – The Case of Immunization

Organised by Global Health Strategies Immunization is the most cost-effective public health intervention available, and strong immunization systems create a key entry point for a range of other basic health...
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FCAS: Delivering UHC in Frontier Economies – Multi Sectoral Approaches

Organized by the Government of Switzerland in Kenya. Despite the great achievements of the Millennium Development Goals, with over 21 million additional lives estimated to have been saved, achievements have...
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Expanding access to safe, quality medicines to achieve universal health coverage in Africa

Organised by United States Pharmacopeia. Global health progress depends on safe, quality medicines reaching the people who need them the most. But around the world, substandard and falsified medicines are...
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#SPARCtheChange: Bridging the Resource Gap for UHC in Africa through Strategic Purchasing

Organised by Results for Development and Amref Heath Africa Curious about strategic purchasing? You may have heard of it. You may already be using it. Or you may be looking...
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Client-Centred Primary Health Care, how do we get there?

Organised by Jhpiego Jhpiego will host a moderated roundtable discussion to explore how and what to learn from successes and failures in planning for a future where clients are at...
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How Can Health Systems Engage Communities to Achieve Universal Health Coverage?

Organised by African Population and Health Research Center, as part of the Eastern Africa Health Policy Research Organisation Consortium under the Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa (IMCHA) Initiative. Community health workers (CHWs) facilitate access to health services and contribute to the attainment of the first pillar of universal health coverage. However, questions on how they can be sustainably integrated into the health system persist.

IFC Bilateral Meeting

Closed (by invitation only)

A Story Telling Event by African and International Civil Society Dialogues To Accelerate the UHC Agenda at Local, National, Regional and Global Level

Organised by Health Systems Advocacy Partnership (Amref Health Africa, ACHEST, Health Action International, Wemos and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Creating truly inclusive policy dialogues around health care is...
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L’hégémonie de l’anglais est-elle un frein à la communication scientifique ? Comment y répondre ?

Organised by Elsevier, The Lancet Global Health & Epicentre. La maitrise de l’anglais est quasiment incontournable pour ceux qui évoluent dans le domaine de la recherche et de la communication scientifique....
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Innovation in Action to Achieve Health for All

Organised by PATH As African countries advance plans for achieving UHC, there is widespread recognition that we will not reach our goals without innovation of all kinds. In particular, the...
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12:15-13:30

Lunch/Networking/Posters

Meet & Greet with Community Health Workers from Kenya and Malawi

Margaret Kilonzo and Moses Ngwira will share stories about their work and how they are putting communities at the heart of UHC in Kenya and Malawi, tying onthe ground reality...
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Plenary VI: Strengthening Multi-Sector Partnerships to Achieve Universal Health Coverage in Africa

Cognisant of the fact that health is not a silo, there is greater consensus among diverse stakeholders on the need to transition away from a fragmented approach to health care...
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Dr. Kibachio joseph Mwangi
Dr Kibachio Joseph Mwangi
Thomas Cueni
Thomas Cueni
Dr Amit Thakker
Dr Amit Thakker
14:45-15:15

Entertainment Break

Plenary VII: Closing Ceremony

Master of Ceremonies: Dr. Ndizeye Ange Thaina, Medical Doctor, Rwanda Women in Global Health: International Women’s Day Celebration (45 minutes) The last day of AHAIC 2019 falls on the eve of...
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Nice Nailantei Leng’ete
Nice Nailantei Leng’ete
Prof Miriam K Were
Professor Miriam Khamadi Were
Katja Iversen
Katja Iversen
HE Mrs Toyin Saraki
Dr Githinji Gitahi