1st International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA 2021)

14-16 December, 2021 – a Virtual Event!

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Banner for CHPIA2021 with speakers

The 1st International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA), which was postponed earlier this year due to COVID-19, will now take place virtually from 14-16 December 2021. The conference offers a unique platform for African researchers, policymakers and stakeholders to share scientific findings and public health perspectives and collaborate on research, innovation and public health across the continent.

This conference is also an opportunity for health journalists to assess the COVID-19 response in Africa, identify new and credible sources of health information, think of potential story angles to develop, and further understand the epidemiology of SARS-COV-2. For media participation, please contact Ouma Onyango at [email protected]

The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over in Africa. With 7 million infections and almost 175,000 lives lost across the continent, its impact has already been severe. Economic and social disruptions caused by COVID-19 have threatened even more lives and livelihoods, putting years of human development progress at risk of reversal.

Over the course of three days, scientific tracks focusing on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, health systems strengthening and learnings from the COVID-19 response will be covered through keynote and panel presentations, plenaries and participatory sessions with a special focus on skill-building for early career professionals.