Fighting Malaria, Improving Health Across Africa

Comic Relief is organizing a series of events on the issue of "Fighting Malaria, Improving Health Across Africa" on February 24th, 2021. 

 

Organizer: Comic Relief 

 

Description: 

Africa’s first COVID cases were diagnosed in mid-February 2020. One year on, the African Leaders Malaria Alliance, Comic Relief and GSK will host an online event series exploring how partners across the Africa region have continued to safeguard progress in the fight against malaria despite the global pandemic.

The event will bring together leaders from government, civil society, regional organisations and the private sector to explore what is working in the fight against malaria across Africa.

Speakers will share success stories and best practice, discuss how they’ve safeguarded malaria control efforts through the pandemic, and outline what needs to be done to accelerate progress and end malaria.

12.00: Opening Remarks

The event will begin with high level opening remarks from the Executive Secretary of ALMA Joy Phumaphi, Executive Director of Impact and Investment at Comic Relief Aleema Shivji, and the Director of Global Health at GSK Bridget Wachira.

12.20: Political Leadership and Accountability

This will be followed by a 90 minute discussion of political leadership and accountability moderated by award winning journalist Henry Bonsu and featuring Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana, Constance Njovu, Dr. Abdourahmane Diallo, and Jennifer El-Duah. The panelists will have a discussion followed by a Q&A with questions from the audience.

14.05: Data For Action

After a short break, a second panel with Richard Silumbe, George Githuka, Dr. Monique Murindahabi Ruyange, and Joy Phumaphi will be interviewed regarding innovative use of data in the fight against malaria.

15.00: Community Engagement

The final session, focused on the role of community engagement in the malaria fight, will take the form of an interactive Q&A session moderated by Yacine Djibo, the Executive Director of Speak Up Africa, with Vicky Okine, Dr. Koku, and Eastina Taylor.

 

To register for this event, please click here. 

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