1st Webinar Series Reports
High Level Roundtable: Protecting Africa - Lives and Economies During COVID-19
15th July 2020
There are so many variables, and it’s difficult to predict outcomes, but protecting lives and mitigating negative impacts on the continent is a priority for every government, ministries of health, global health leaders, and health institutions. At this roundtable session we are proud to host partners from both public and private sectors to provide information on how we can be united in combatting our common enemy, COVID-19.
17th July 2020
Since the turn of the century, the continent has witnessed a rising number of private investments in digital health and innovation with a huge potential for scaling up to deliver greater impact. The current pandemic underscores the importance of technology. This can curb the spread of the disease where both the public and private sector through collaboration can improve healthcare by leveraging innovations in digital health.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain
24th July 2020
Manufacturing & Supply Chain – 24th July 2020
COVID-19 has resulted in unprecedented disruption of global and local supply chains and manufacturing, causing interruptions in the supply of both pharma and medical supplies. The current pandemic presents us with an opportunity to reflect and reassess our traditional systems, such as production and supply chain moving closer to local demand. This shift comes with a chance to adapt and improve defining ‘the new normal’ beyond COVID-19 and how they contribute to building resilient, innovative healthcare systems.
High Level Roundtable: Preparing Africa - What next after the COVID-19 surge?
29th July 2020
Every ministry of health and global health leader is thinking about what we need to do today to have a better tomorrow. What we do in the next three months in Africa will predict the long-term impact of the pandemic. The rate at which COVID-19 is spreading in Africa is alarming. In some ways, though, we are lucky because we are at the tail end of the global transmission chain and have had time to learn how to slow the virus. There are, of course, challenges in public-private partnership, but we have a common enemy and we want to continue strengthening collaboration. Solidarity needs to spread across Africa, not only between public and private sectors at the national level, but partnerships across borders.
Testing, tracking & treating
31st July 2020
Testing, Tracking & Treating – 31st July 2020
We have not had a better opportunity in Africa before now to cement our efforts on testing, tracking and treating. We have had significant learning since the start of the outbreak of the virus and we need to capitalize on this and continue learning in order to move forward. On 14th February 2020, Africa had its first COVID-19 case. As of today, we are at almost 1 million cases. It is alarming to see the way the number of cases are accelerating, but we don’t need to panic. Instead of the flight approach, Africa needs to take the fight approach.
Infrastructure & equipment
Infrastructure & equipment – 7th August 2020
Africa is home to 1.3 billion of the world’s population and bares 1/3 of the global disease burden, yet accounts for only 3% of the global health workforce.The average physician density in subsaharan Africa stands at 2 doctors per 10,000 people.There is therefore a huge health infrastructure gap on the continent.
Financing models – 14th August 2020
Finance is absolutely critical for the health sector. However, there is an absence of financial strategies within most Ministries of health within the African continent.There is non the less a lot of discussion on national health strategies that are unfinished and never get to the implementation stage.