Dr. Roger Kamba

Special Adviser to the President for UHC, The Democratic Republic of the Congo

In 2019, Dr. Roger Kamba was nominated by the DRC President, H.E. Felix Tshisekedi, as the Special Adviser to the President for UHC. In this role, he is responsible for the coordination of all state and private actors involved in the establishment of UHC in the DRC and the development and implementation of The DRC’s UHC strategic plans. Dr. Kamba was nominated by President Felix Tshisekedi as the COVID-19 Task Force Coordinator in 2020.

4:00pm – 5:00pm EAT

Monday, 8 March 2021 Day 1

Plenary 1: Leadership for Change: Africa's Journey to UHC

COVID-19 is an acute reminder of what is at stake if we don’t achieve UHC. Africa is at a crucial juncture where the region is grappling with inadequate health systems and insufficient funds for health care to cater to its population’s needs. Adding to this is the impact of a crippling pandemic that has presented the region with the combined challenges of social and economic recovery and highlighted the urgent leadership needed to solve the continent’s most complex health challenges. This session will bring together health leaders from across the continent for thought-provoking discussions on how they see themselves shaping the UHC agenda in Africa over the next decade. This session will celebrate examples of strong leadership driving Africa’s health agenda forward; amplify the need for strong policies and investment in lateral programs, like UHC, in addition to vertical programs; and discuss opportunities that governments and partners can leverage to increase investments toward UHC efforts.