Makerere University To Host World Health Summit

The battle on the African continent against various waves and variants of the coronavirus presents a unique opportunity as the top minds in health care and public health converge in Kampala for the World Health Summit.

In partnership with the Government of Uganda, Makerere University Kampala will host the first World Health Summit Regional Meeting in Africa at Munyonyo Speke Resort, Kampala, Uganda, from 27th-30th June 2021.

Owing to the increased numbers of positive cases and transmission of the coronavirus in what has been termed as the second wave of the virus, the conference shall be largely virtual, with proceedings widely broadcast live on various platforms.

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.

The summit, whose theme is “Africa’s Journey towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) amidst the Global COVID19 pandemic,” will have topical discussion ranging from the COVID19 pandemic to universal health coverage, non-communicable diseases, infectious diseases, and advanced use of technology in health in Africa.

Over 200 speakers will be submitting on various panels and delivering keynote addresses, headlined by the Director General of the World Health Organization, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The Summit will officially be opened by HE the President of the Republic of Uganda, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni Tibuhaburwa.

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

Charles Ibingira, International President of the World Health Summit 2021 and former Principal of the College of Health Sciences at Makerere University

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