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

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. The Declaration of Astana, has renewed political commitment from not only Governments, but also NGOs, academia, global health and development organizations and will inform the UN General Assembly high-level meeting on UHC in September 2019. AHAIC 2019 will take forth conversations initiated at the Astana conference to narrow in on the future of PHC systems in Africa. Looking to draw lessons from African countries that are leading the charge in modelling high-performing PHC systems, this session will highlight strategies for designing systems that are affordable, accessible and sustainable.

Master of Ceremony: Hellen Nomugisha, President, African Youth and Adolescent Network on Population and Development (AFIYAN)

Session moderator:
• Dr Giorgio Cometto, Coordinator, Human Resources for Health Policies & Standards, World Health Organization

Fireside Chat (15 minutes)


Moderator:
• Michel Sidibe, Executive Director, UNAIDS

Speaker:
• Dr Jean Kagubare, Deputy Director of Global Primary Health Care, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Panel Discussion and Q&A (65 minutes)
• Hon Sarah Opendi, Minister of State for Health (General Duties) Uganda
• Rogerio Ribeiro, Senior Vice President, Global Health Unit, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
• Farid Fezoua, President & CEO, GE Healthcare Africa
• Dr Patrick Ndimubanzi, Minister of State for Primary Health Care, Rwanda
• Dr Sanele Madela, Founder & CEO, Expectra 868 Health Solutions, South Africa
• Wilson Musoni, Community Health Worker, Rwanda