1st International Conference on Public Health in Africa

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The inaugural Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA 2021) will put a spotlight on emergency health response in Africa and allow participants from around the world to share and learn about progress made, best practices in public health interventions and the latest in innovative research. This will become an annual conference, hosted by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and African Union. CPHIA 2021 is being organized by an Organizing Committee with members from around the world.

 

The CPHIA takes place from 14 - 16 December and has an interesting and full programme to offer. 

 

Hosts: 

  • Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and African Union

 

About the event:

PHIA 2021 will provide the opportunity to reflect on how to advance African solutions in support of the five above pillars. The conference will put a special spotlight on emergency health response in Africa and allow participants from around the world to share and learn about progress made, best practices in public health interventions and the latest in innovative research. The conference will also provide a platform for discussing how to develop systems better able to prepare for and respond to the next health threat. The conference is an official program of the Africa CDC and the African Union that aims to grow into an annual gathering.

 

Conference Objectives

  • Review lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and opportunities to re-evaluate the new normal in public health practice in Africa.
  • Advocate and promote continental instruments in the context of global policies to advance health equities and public health (e.g., Agenda 2063, Aspiration 1, Goal 3; Africa Health Strategy (2016-2030); The Catalytic Framework to End AIDS, TB and Eliminate Malaria in Africa by 2030; Business Plan for the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plan for Africa; Health Research and Innovation Strategy for Africa.)
  • Strengthen African health security and preparedness based on the New Public Health Order for Africa.
  • Develop and advance public health practice, education, training, and research in Africa.

 

Expected Outcomes

CPHIA 2021 will help accelerate progress towards African health security and preparedness, while tackling long-standing health emergencies such as HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria by helping to create more collaborative networks and encouraging multisectoral coordination. The conference can also help to shape a new public health order in Africa defined by resilient health systems; continuous learning and innovation; and more equitable health outcomes. Discussions and recommendations will be synthesized into an outcome document, which will help inform the development of key materials, including: an advocacy agenda targeting various stakeholders, policy brief(s), and an action plan.

 

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