Plenary II: Opening Ceremony

05 Mar 2019
10:10 - 11:00

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 Health Africa
  • Dr Diane Gashumba, Minister of Health, Rwanda


Cross-generational Discussion (15 minutes) Panel of Three

  • Moderator: Youth representative from the Youth Pre-Conference


60% of Africa’s population is 24 years or below. Africa’s youth thus play a central role in the social, economic and political advancement of the region. This cross-generational discussion will focus on the outcomes of the Youth Pre-Conference and next steps from the youth communiqué.

  • Dr Humphrey Karamagi, SDG Coordinator and Health Information Team Leader, WHO, Congo Brazzaville
  • Dr Diane Gashumba, Ministry of Health Rwanda
  • Dr Githinji Gitahi, Group Chief Executive Officer Amref Health Africa, Kenya



Prof Ian Askew, Director, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, WHO

  • Video Message from Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General, World Health Organization


Hon Dr Diane Gashumba invites Guest of Honor


Keynote (10 minutes)

  • Guest of Honour (TBC)


Group Photo