Webinar: Health Research, Policy, and Care Across Africa in the Age of the COVID-19 Pandemic

26 November 2020
14:00 – 16:30 UTC

The Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa (SASA) and the Ugandan Ministry of Health invites you to session 4 of the 2020 Seventh Annual International Conference.

Find your local dial in number: Meeting ID: 959 955 5278, cell phone pass code: 810053


14:00 UTC: Welcoming Remarks

Prof. Njoki Wane
SASA Executive President, Professor, OISE, University of Toronto

14:40 -15:00 UTC: Keynote Address “COVID-19 and HIV research in resource-limited settings”

Prof. Celestino Obua
Vice Chancellor, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda

15:00 – 15:20 UTC: Keynote Address “Artificial Intelligence in Imaging and strategies for cost effective diagnosis

Prof. Balakrishna Shetty, MD, DNB, MD
Vice Chancellor, Sri Siddhartha University, Tumakuru, Bangalore, India; Member, Consortium Universities for Global Health, Washington DC

15:20 – 15:40 UTC: Invited Address “Strategies for multi-sector harmonization of policies

Dr Amit N. Thakker
Executive Chairman at Africa Health Business, YPO Gold; Africa Healthcare Federation   

15:40 – 16:30 UTC: Panel Discussion

Moderator: Prof. Yann Meunier
SASA Scientific Committee, Senior Health Care Consultant; Director International Business Development & Corporate Affairs, Stanford Hospital and Clinics; Prof. International Institute of Medicine & Science

  • Strategies for vaccine preparedness and overcoming “vaccine hesitancy”
  • Strategies for multi-sector harmonization of government policies
  • Strategies for incorporating Covid-19 into overall disease control programs

Panelists: Prof. Balakrishna Shetty, Prof. Joachim Kapalanga, Prof. Celestino Obua, Prof. Emilio Ovuga, Dr Amit N. Thakker Prof. Njoki Wane


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