Day 2 Recap | Resiliency in Action: Economic and Health Innovations in Response to COVID-19

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi delivering opening remarks during Day Two of the CCA Leaders Forum.
25 June 2020
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Washington, DC — H.E. Filipe Nyusi, President of Mozambique delivered the opening remarks.

During a fireside chat moderated by Bill Killeen, Acrow Bridge, President Nyusi discussed the impact of COVID-19 on Mozambique's economy and emphasized the importance of having a collaborative approach to address the pandemic. The President also emphasized the importance of infrastructure and partnering with U.S. companies to meet Mozambique's needs.

Panel Discussion on Economic and Health Innovations in Response to COVID-19

During the discussion moderated by Witney Schneidman, Covington and Burling LLP, panelists highlighted innovative solutions by U.S. and African government and private sector partners; the digital transformation in Africa due to COVID-19; the urgent need to build critical healthcare infrastructure; the need to mobilize molecular labs and increase testing; the need for an increased supply of medical commodities locally; the importance of the AfCFTA to health systems in Africa; the need for blended finance; and the importance of the U.S.-Africa partnership in post-COVID recovery.

Betty Maina - Cabinet Secretary, Kenya Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives - speaking during the CCA Leaders Forum.

Watch the Full Panel Discussion Here

READ: First Day Spotlights the Global Financial Response to COVID-19 in Africa


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Gregory Rockson - cofounder and CEO of mPharma - addressing the CCA Leaders Forum.

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