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Find Us at AHAIC 2023

We look forward to joining the 5th AHAIC next week and meeting many of you for high-level conversations and in-depth discussions centered on Africa!

We are proud partners of AHAIC 2023. During the conference we’ll highlight underrepresented voices and share our solutions to advancing access to sexual and reproductive health and rights in a variety of contexts – including our local climate solutions – and recommit to the movement of establishing universal SRH access.

If you’re in Kigali, stop by Booth 7B – shared with the Re-Imagine PHC in Africa Movement – and join our events. Whether at AHAIC or anywhere in the world, follow #PathfinderAtAHAIC on social media for updates.

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Featured Events

Leaving No One Behind: Voices from Western and Southern Africa

This session will explore how countries like Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and other western and southern Africa countries are addressing the integration of sexual and reproductive health services into their countries’ Universal Health Coverage plans and considering the health needs of women and youth.

Room: AD12
Livestream: Details coming soon
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 8, 11h30 to 13h00 CAT
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robert KARGOUGOU, Minister of Health, Burkina Faso
ModeratorCrystal Lander, Chief Strategic Engagement Officer, Pathfinder

  • Marie-Claude Mbuyi, Country Director, Pathfinder Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Lola Dare, President, Chestrad Global and idealizer of the Re-Imagine Movement
  • Claudia Shilumani, VP, Partnerships & Impact, VillageReach
  • Tawonga Tiwonerepo Nyirongo, Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist l Gender Policy Analyst

Future of Global Health Initiatives, The Future We Want to See 

The session’s objectives are to socialize the FGHI process with key African policy makers, implementers and advocates; create opportunities for African health leaders to ensure that Africa is shaping the FGHI process and its outcomes, in full alignment with the New Public Health Order championed by Africa CDC; and advocate for the commitment of the stakeholders to support the FGHI roadmap and aspirations. 

Room: MH1
Livestream: To be shared soon
Date and Time: Monday, March 6, 14h00-15:30 to CAT
Pathfinder SpeakerCrystal Lander, Chief Strategic Engagement Officer, Pathfinder 

What does it take to build responsive Primary Health Care (PHC) systems? 

VillageReach and our partners at ThinkPlace will engage Africa’s top PHC thought leaders, government officials, private sector representatives, innovators, activists, academics, researchers, policy makers, health workers, and community mobilizers in a stimulating discussion on how to design PHC systems that are responsive to the needs of communities. The event will cover key thematic areas, including defining responsive PHC systems, building responsive PHC systems (what works well and what doesn’t), and the outlook of responsive PHC systems, including the effects of climate change.

Room: AD12
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 7, 7:45am-9am CAT
Pathfinder SpeakerCrystal Lander, Chief Strategic Engagement Officer, Pathfinder

Saving Planet Earth: Engaging Africa’s Youth to Lead Climate Action  

This session will feature an energetic discussion on the role of youth in changing the trajectory of Africa’s health and development in an increasingly hotter world that can no longer afford to ignore the realities of the climate crisis. During this session, we will seek to draw lessons from today’s lived experiences to avert future catastrophes. We will also explore what climate change adaptation and mitigation could look like for Africa, and how this could influence the global response to the climate crisis.

Room: MH3
Livestream: Details coming soon
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 8, 14h00-15:30 to CAT
Pathfinder SpeakerMarie-Claude Mbuyi, Country Director, Pathfinder Democratic Republic of Congo

About AHAIC 2023

This year’s Africa Health Agenda International Conference (AHAIC) 2023 will bring together the Africa’s top thought leaders, political figures, innovators, researchers, policy makers, health workers and community mobilisers for dialogue and action aimed at mainstreaming climate discourse into health policy conversations, and vice versa.

Jointly convened by Amref Health AfricaMinistry of Health RwandaAfrican Union and Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the biennial conference will provide a platform for Africa to bring global attention to the undeniable link between climate change and health as the world inches closer to the 2030 Global Goals deadline.

The conference will kick off with the AHAIC 2023 Wogging event on 5th March to coincide with the Kigali Car Free Day, which takes place every first and third Sunday of the month as part of efforts to make Kigali a green city and strengthen efforts to combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs). This will be followed by three days of plenaries, high level meetings, workshops and networking sessions that will take place from 6th to 8th March.

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