Forum on Public Health in Africa Looks at Lessons From Covid-19

The historic first ever three-day International Conference on Public Health in Africa addressed the latest in Covid-19 research and learnings as the world grapples with the emergence of the Covid-19 variant, Omicron. Organised by the African Union (AU) and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) the conference had over 12,000 participants from 140 countries around the world. The conference featured presentations from African Heads of State and Government, dignitaries and leading health experts, who discussed how to accelerate progress against Covid-19 and chart a new path forward for public health on the continent.

"Covid-19 has created a historic opportunity to build a new public health order that can effectively guard against future health crises. And this inaugural Conference on Public Health in Africa is a first step in making this a reality," Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson, Commission of the African Union said. The second conference will be held in Kigali, Rwanda in December 2022.

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