1st Webinar Series
Partnerships for COVID-19 in Africa
Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 will require implementing a containment strategy based on a massive scale- up of testing across the continent. Success, however, cannot be measured solely
in terms of mitigating the number of deaths
per positive cases. The knock-on impact of COVID-19 on other aspects of health (including TB, AIDs, and malaria, as well as maternal health, immunization rates, and so on) could results in the progress and gains of the past decade being washed away, potentially surpassing the direct negative impact of the COVID-19 virus itself. The AHBS 1st webinar series consisted of five sessions discussing how partnerships can mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on Africa’s Health Systems.
Webinar Series Calendar
High Level Roundtable: Protecting Africa - Lives and Economies During COVID-19
July 15th, 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.
Digital Health Session
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.
July 17th, 2020
Manufacturing & Supply Chain Session
July 24th, 2020
High Level Roundtable: Preparing Africa - What next after the COVID-19 surge?
July 29th, 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.