World Health Summit Regional Meeting Uganda - Digital kicks off June 27th
Makerere University in Kampala hosts the first World Health Summit Regional Meeting in Africa
The first African edition of the World Health Summit Regional Meeting will take place from June 27-30 in Uganda and online.
Due to COVID-19 and the recent developments in Uganda, the whole program will take place online with cost-free participation: All keynote sessions, panel discussions, and workshops will be broadcast live digitally.
Makerere University in Kampala is organizing one of the most important events of its kind in Africa: The World Health Summit Regional Meeting will bring together experts from around the world and especially many African countries to discuss diverse topics of great importance for global health and for health in Africa in particular.
The central topics are:
- COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa
- Stemming the tide of NCDs in Low- and Middle-income countries
- Universal Health Coverage
- Global Health Security & Infectious Diseases
- Advancing Technology for Health in Africa
- Intersectoral Action for Health
“We are extremely delighted to be leading the preparations for the World Health Summit Regional Meeting, the first ever to be hosted on African soil. With health professionals and other stakeholders in government and the private sector coming together, I’m optimistic that the meeting will stir us all to think better and work harder to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, all of which pertain to health, whether directly or indirectly,” says Charles Ibingira, International President of the World Health Summit 2021 and former Principal of the College of Health Sciences at Makerere University.
World Health Summit Regional Meeting Uganda - Digital
June 27th-30th 2021
All information on speakers, program, and online participation:
During the meeting, links for online participation will also be available on:
The World Health Summit Regional Meeting takes place every year in different parts of the world in addition to the annual World Health Summit in Berlin and brings regional topics to the forefront. Each Regional Meeting is hosted by the M8 Alliance member holding the World Health Summit International Presidency, which rotates every year.
The M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centers, Universities and National Academies is the academic foundation of the World Health Summit. It is a growing network and currently consists of 30 members in 20 countries, including the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), which represents the national academies of medicine and science in 130 countries.
Makerere University has been M8 Alliance member since 2013 and is one of the oldest and most prestigious centers of learning in Africa. It is home to a staff of over 4,000 and more than 40,000 students.
Twitter: @Makerere @MakSPH @MakerereCHS
The World Health Summit is one of the world’s leading strategic forums for global health with 6,000 participants onsite and online, 300 speakers from 100 nations and 50 sessions. This year’s World Health Summit will take place from October 24-26 in Berlin & Digital.
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World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2021, Uganda, Kampala - Digital
Hanifah N. Bukirwa: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of the organizing secretariat