Africa & COVID-19 Webinar Series: Future of Africa’s Health Systems


Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 10:00am to 11:00am



We invite you to join us for our last Africa & COVID-19 webinar of the season. We will continue the series in September. This webinar will focus on the Future of Africa’s Health Systems.

We will ask panelists to explore the impact of COVID-19 on Africa’s health systems through several lenses: i) what has been the impact of COVID-19 and other major infectious diseases on Africa’s health systems?; ii) what are the successful approaches for maintaining focus on other major health challenges during this global pandemic?; and iii) how will the response to COVID-19 affect, and even possibly strengthen, health systems to serve other diseases? Our hope is that this panel can begin to identify the trends and longlasting impacts that we predict COVID-19 will have on Africa’s health systems.

Confirmed Speakers:

Professor Wafaa El-Sadr, University Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine at Columbia University

Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control

Dr. Zweli Lawrence Mkhize, Minister of Health, Republic of South Africa

Dr. John Nkengasong, Director, Africa CDC

Moderated by Professor Margaret Kruk, Professor of Health Systems, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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