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Briefing on the outcomes of the Second WHO Africa Health Forum

An opportunity to discuss with experts from the WHO African Region the importance of ensuring health security and Universal Health Coverage for the continent’s sustainable development.

The Second WHO Africa Health Forum took place from 26-28 March in Cabo Verde and was the occasion to discuss progress made so far on the implementation of the Call to Action from the first WHO Africa Health Forum: Putting People First – The Road to Universal Health Coverage in Africa.

This briefing provides an opportunity to discuss with experts from the WHO African Region about the relationship between health and GDP growth in Africa and the importance of ensuring health security and UHC for the continent’s sustainable development.

The meeting will be held on 11 July 2019 from 15h-18h and is organized by WHO and the Finnish Presidency of the European Union.

Venue: Radisson Red Hotel, rue d’Idalie 35, 1050 Brussels.

Agenda of the meeting:

- Welcome by WHO and Finland’s Presidency of the Council of  the EU

Ms Leen Meulenbergs WHO Representative to the European Union  and Dr Paivi Sillanukee, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

- Key Note Presentation – Outcome of the second WHO Africa Health Forum

Dr Josep Kabore, Deputy Regional Director and Dr Pamely Drameh-Avognon, Coordinator for Partnership and Resource Mobilization, WHO Regional Office for Africa

- UHC and health financing  - A heavy burden: the indirect cost of illness in Africa

Dr Grace Kabaniha, Health policy, strategies and governance, WHO Regional Office for Africa

- UHC and health security: innovative approaches

Dr Benido Impouma, Health Emergency Information and Risk Assessment, WHO Regional Office for Africa

- Wrap-up and closing remarks

- Networking reception

RSVP: register by 5th of July to weu@

 

 

 

When

11 Jul 2019 @ 03:00 pm

11 Jul 2019 @ 06:00 pm

Duration: 3 hours


Where

Radisson Red Hotel

35 Idaliestraat

1050 Elsene

Belgium


Organised by

World Health Organization

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