Sub-Saharan African Network for TB/HIV Research Excellence (SANTHE)

SANTHE is an African-led research and capacity building consortium of 12 African research centres and universities across 5 African countries, established through a 5 year $11.2M grant by the Wellcome Trust through the African Academy of Sciences. View presentation here. Please...
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Building Health research Capacity in Africa for UHC: AFREhealth perspective

Goal 2: Serve as a platform for knowledge generation, sharing and learning by building vibrant, relevant and impactful communities of practice in various areas related to education and research in health in Africa. View presentation here. Please...
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Lessons learned in establishing clinical research sites in LMICs

The NIH AIDS clinical trials group network was established in 1986 as a U.S HIV clinical trials network. The mission of this network is to conduct scientifically rigorous investigator-initiated clinical trials of interventions to treat and prevent HIV-associated opportunistic infections and complications. View presentation here. Please...
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Reconceptualising Health Professions Education in South Africa

There is a need for a consensus view on the education and training of HCPs and other healthcare workers in South Africa in order to consolidate current efforts and enhance new efforts to address health service and system challenges. View presentation here. Please...
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Development of a Global Competency Framework for UHC

Healthier populations: 1 billion more people enjoying better health and well-being. Health emergencies: 1 billion more people better protected from health emergencies. Universal health coverage: 1 billion more people benefiting from universal health coverage. View presentation here. Please...
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Global health Workforce Movement

Populations living longer are demanding extended care for pain free life. Disease burden in low income countries especially SSA is increasing: double burden of Infectious and NCDs. The Global Shortage is estimated at 4million. Long history of neglect: complexity, wrong policies, professionalism in developed countries. African Health Ministers outcry at three consecutive World Health Assemblies....
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More about AFREhealth by Marietjie de Villiers

Read more about AFREhealth and the executive committee. Please...
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Closing remarks and thanks by Prof Suleman

Professor Fatima Suleman gave thanks on behalf of the local organising committee. She gave key statistics regarding the symposium including areas where people came from, key areas of the conference days and outputs. A special thanks to all those who came from far and wide and all those who played a part in organising the conference. Please...
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Depression and Mental Health: A personal reflection

“The University recognises that however deeply distressing the occasion is, the passing of Professor Mayosi provides the space for all within the UCT community to reflect with integrity, honesty and compassion on the loss we have experienced and how we can support each other as individuals and as a community, and create caring communities.” – Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng Please...
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Financing UHC and health spending trends in Africa

• Different patterns in country income groupings and in specific countries. Good progress in some countries e.g. Ghana although challenges • Major problem with prioritisation of health in many African countries (e.g. 6% vs 15% of GGE) – E.g. India, Nigeria – However sometimes national debt payments are not fully factored in the base (e.g non-interest expenditure Mocambique) Please...
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Ethiopia’s Strategy for UHC: Proposed Health Insurance Schemes

Country Context … Experienced changes in health status over the last three decades Life expectancy at birth from 47 to 63/67 IMR from 104 to 48 MMR from about 900 to 412 Major health problems are: Of communicable nature Due to poor personal hygiene, improper garbage and waste disposal practices, lack of adequate and safe water supply. Due to inappropriate nutritional practices, lack of health...
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Is 90-90-90 enough to end AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa?

Epidemic Control: the base-camp milestone on the route to the Mount Everest summit of Ending AIDS Please...
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