Plenary IV: Access to Care: Reaching the Last Mile

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 quality, affordable health care. Achieving health for all in Africa means paying close attention to the needs of these key populations. This session will explore innovative solutions to increasing access to medicines and services, health worker empowerment and key interventions that are allowing countries to respond meaningfully and effectively to the health care needs of the hardest-to-reach, most vulnerable populations in Africa.

Session Moderator

  • Raj Kumar, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Devex


Political Accountability Fireside Chat (15 minutes)

  • Moderator: Raj Kumar, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Devex

Fireside Speaker:

  • Eugene Mussolini, Rwanda Member of Parliament


Panel Discussion and Q&A (75 minutes)

  • Magnus Conteh, Executive Director, Last Mile Health
  • Prof Francis Omaswa, Executive Director, African Centre for Global Health and Social Transformation (ACHEST)
  • Ronald de Jong, Executive President, Philips
  • Barbara Profeta, Regional Health Advisor Horn of Africa for the International Cooperation, Embassy of Switzerland, Nairobi
  • Francois Karangwa Xavier, Executive Director, UPHLS Organisation, Kigali