AfroPHC Seminars 24-25 Oct, Jhb, South Africa

The African Forum for Primary Health Care (AfroPHC) will be convening a Final Consultation Workshop on 25th and 26th October 2022 in Johannesburg to conclude the extensive consultation process for the AfroPHC Policy Framework being developed. About 35 members of the AfroPHC Executive and Advisory Board are expected to participate, together with other key stakeholders and experts, as the first in-person meeting of AfroPHC.

In order to enhance the workshop there will be two public seminars/webinars 8-10pm South African time on 24th and 25th of October at the auditorium of Wits School of Public Health.

24th October

  • Prof. Kara Hanson: Overview of Lancet Global Health Commission Report on PHC Financing
  • Dr. Oludare Bodunrin: Overview of African Strategic Purchasing for PHC in Africa

25th October

  • Prof Shabir Moosa: Overview of National Health Insurance and PHC efforts in South Africa, including Proof of Concept in Johannesburg

These will also be broadcast on Zoom. Check your local time here. Register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fwMYXUdOR8y3c1YaAtKkqg. There will be French translation available.

Prof Kara Hanson

She has spent the last 30 years researching the economics of health systems in low- and middle-income countries.  Her major contributions are in the areas of health financing and the private health sector.  She chaired the recent Lancet Global Health Commission on Financing Primary Health Care, and have authored key publications on how strategic purchasing can help to improve health system performance.  Her work on the private sector has contributed to understanding of the opportunities and limitations of using the private sector to extend access to critical public health interventions and, more recently, to the challenges of regulating healthcare markets.  She frequently advise national governments and international organisations on health system and financing issues.  She is President-Elect of the International Health Economics Association.

 

Dr. Oludare (‘Dare) Bodunrin

Over the last decade, Oludare Bodunrin has been working on strategic initiatives to deliver quality health care to underserved populations in Nigeria. Fondly called ‘Dare, he currently serves as the Acting Director and Technical lead at the SPARC, a strategic purchasing initiative hosted by Amref Health Africa to broker support to countries as they design and implement reforms geared towards efficient and equitable use of financial resources for health. Before joining SPARC, he served as a senior program officer at the Results for Development (R4D) in Nigeria during which he led the design and implementation of Social Health Insurance Schemes, facilitated joint learning about sub-national healthcare policy makers and managed key program functions as country representative of R4D Nigeria. ‘Dare’s professional interest and experience includes, health insurance design and implementation, supply chain for healthcare commodities, primary healthcare systems strengthening, private sector engagement and Not-for-Profit Management. He strongly advocates for self-sufficiency, mutually beneficial partnership and home-grown evidence-based solutions for sustainable development in Africa

Prof Shabir Moosa

Prof Shabir Moosa is a family physician with an MBA and PhD. He works in public service clinics of Soweto and at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He has extensive experience in rural general practice and the development of family medicine and primary care services in both rural and urban district health services in South Africa and Africa. Shabir is involved in development and research around family medicine, community-oriented primary health care (COPC) and health management for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Africa. He is Member at Large in the Executive Committee of WONCA (World Organisation of Family Doctors), and Executive Coordinator of AfroPHC, the African Forum for Primary Health Care (PHC), bringing African PHC team leaders together to advocate for PHC and UHC

Diabète Sucré | CPD Meeting 17 Nov

Prise en charge du diabète sucré (les formes les plus rencontrées) de la définition, physiopathologie jusqu’au traitement. Le webinaire se déroulera en français.

Webinar Title: Diabète Sucré

Objectives:

Retenir les symptômes du diabète sucrée
Connaitre les complications
Savoir prendre en charge avant de référer au spécialiste


Speaker: Dr Takam Mafoche Ruth Daniele

Formation de médecin généraliste obtenu à l’Université des Montagnes au Cameroun en 2012, diplôme de spécialité obtenu à l’université Félix Houphouët Boigny en Côte d’Ivoire en 2021, diplôme universitaire sur le pied diabétique obtenu à l’université Sorbonne en France en 2022.

Facilitator: Jamie Colloty

Date: Thursday, 17th of November 2022

Time: 15:00 Central Africa Time (GMT+2 / CAT)

Duration: 1 hour

CPD Points: 1

Register here: https://wcea.education/portfolio-item/diabete-sucree/

Chiawelo Community Practice

Chiawelo Community Practice is an experiment in developing community-oriented primary care (COPC) more strongly in South Africa, as a model for GP-led teams contracted to the National Health Insurance (NHI). It is part of the Chiawelo Community Health Centre in Soweto, a facility owned by the public health service in South Africa. It also functions as part of the Wits University teaching and research platform. It is led by a family physician (Prof. Shabir Moosa). The team includes a family physician, an occasionally rotating 1st-year family medicine registrar, one clinical associate, three medical interns rotating weekly, one professional nurse, three enrolled nurses (team leaders), and 30-42 CHWs. They are caring for 30 000+ residents from the community of Ward 11, 12, 15, 16, & 19 in strong teamwork. Local stakeholders are engaged strongly, supporting a growing targeted health promotion programme. This has resulted in low utilisation rates (less than one visit per person per year), easy access aligned to need, high satisfaction and high clinical quality. This has been despite the challenge of a reductionist PHC system, poor management support and poor public service culture. The results could be more impressive if panels were limited to 10 000, if there was a better team structure with a single doctor leading a team of 3–4 nurse/clinical associates and 10–12 CHWs and PHC provider units that are truly empowered to manage resources locally.

Les infections néonatales bactériennes | CPD Meeting 10 Nov

Véritable problème de santé publique dans les pays en voie de développement. Prise en charge non homologuée, et prévention moins couteuse que le traitement.

Webinar Title: Les infections néonatales bactériennes

Objectives:
Définir infections néonatales
Démarche diagnostique d’une infection néonatale bactérienne
Prendre en charge et prévenir les infections néonatales bactériennes
Speaker: Marguerite Edongue Hika

Passionnée par la médecine de l’enfant, compte se spécialiser en endocrinologie et médecine de l’adolescent.

Facilitator: Elie Badjo

Date: Thursday, 10th of November 2022

Time: 15:00 Central Africa Time (GMT+2 / CAT)

Duration: 1 hour

CPD Points: 1

Register here: https://wcea.education/portfolio-item/les-infections-neonatales-bacteriennes/

Making access to surgical care a reality in district hospitals – experts put the idea under the knife

By September 2022, public hospitals in the country were buckling under backlogs of more than 175,000 surgeries. Earlier in the year Spotlight published a two-part series on the human cost of surgical delays and asked what could be done about it.

One solution proposed by some surgical experts is to devolve less-complicated surgical procedures to district hospitals closer to patients. The AfroSurg3 Conference held at the end of September, however, shed some light on the often suboptimal conditions for surgical care at district hospitals, especially in rural areas, and showed that it will take time, effort and resources to make such an approach work……more

Antiretroviral Treatment Failure | CPD Webinar November 3

Join our next webinar, hosted & sponsored by the African Forum for Primary Health Care & WONCA Africa. The presentation is about the approach to ATF – Antiretroviral Treatment Failure. The webinar will be held in English.

Webinar Title: “Antiretroviral Treatment Failure”

Objectives:
1. Assessing Adherence
2. Facilitating Adherence
3. 2nd and 3rd Line Regimens
4. Resistance Testing

Speaker: Dr Melanie Collins – General practitioner at Good Life Clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa. Focused predominantly on HIV prevention, diagnosis, and management, as well as Mental Health.

Moderator: Prof Shabir Moosa

Date: Thursday, 3rd of November 2022 [Add to Calendar]

Time: 15:00 Central Africa Time (GMT+2 / CAT)

Duration: 1 hour

CPD Points: 1

Register here: https://wcea.education/portfolio-item/antiretroviral-treatment-failure/

Webinar October 27 | Capacity development and team building strategies for organizational growth: a practice-based approach in the context of PHC

Join our next webinar, hosted & sponsored by the African Forum for Primary Health Care & WONCA Africa.

Webinar Title: “Capacity development and team building strategies for organizational growth: a practice-based approach in the context of primary health care”

The Webinar will be held in English.

Please share the event with your Organization’s Members & reserve your spot in the WCEA App.

Webinar October 20 | Hypertension artérielle: Diagnostique et prise en charge

Join our next webinar, hosted & sponsored by the African Forum for Primary Health Care & WONCA Africa.

Webinar Title: Hypertension artérielle: Diagnostique et prise en charge

The Webinar will be held in French.

Please share the event with your Organization’s Members & reserve your spot in the WCEA App.

AfroPHC Policy Workshop on Bridging the Gap: Health Equity in PHC in Africa

Join us at our next interactive AfroPHC Policy Workshop on “Bridging the Gap: Health Equity in PHC in Africa” 11am-2pm Ghana, 12pm-3pm Nigeria, 1-4 pm Central/Southern Africa and 2-5pm Kenya next Tuesday 18th October. Check your local time here. Link below

Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 850 2305 9229 | Passcode: 241734

Our panel, moderated by Ms. Rawia Kamal, is made up of the following expert: Morrish Humphrey Ojok, Kim Yu and Viviana Martinez-Bianchi.

After the panel discussion of 1 hour, we will break up into small groups with specific facilitators / language groups for 45 minutes to discuss the following question/s.

  1. In your experience, what are the factors that have contributed to health disparities and inequities in the access and delivery of primary health care from:
  2. A community perspective?
  3. A healthcare worker/ service delivery perspective?
  4. What are some of the solutions you would recommend addressing these gaps and promote health equity?

We will close the meeting with feedback and summarise key issues. We want to build discussions into the draft AfroPHC Policy Document “Building the PHC Team for UHC in Africa”. The panel and feedback will have French translations. See more details, including speaker’s bios below.

Morrish Humphrey Ojok Country Manager Amref Health Africa in South Sudan. Morrish Humphrey Ojok serves as the Country Manager of Amref Health Africa in South Sudan. Morrish is an experienced leader in the field of global public health, health in emergencies and sexual and reproductive health and international development. He has extensive experience in driving complex programme deployment, monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, and management in multiple countries.  Morrish has over 17 years’ experience developing and delivering organizational strategies, with extensive experience of complex management and governance issues. He strongly believes that its through Primary Health Care that Universal Health Coverage can become a reality in Africa. He also believes that through partnership and collaboration with all stakeholders at all levels from community level, Government, private sector and with support from the broader international community and donors, innovative, culturally sensitive, and appropriate solutions to Africa’s health challenges can be found and fostered.  

Dr. Kim Yu: Board certified in family medicine, Dr. Kim Yu is National Director for Clinical and Community Partnerships for Aledade, based in Orange County, California. Dr. Yu speaks internationally and trains family physicians, residents and medical students on health equity, population health, value-based care, health IT, leadership, advocacy, disaster relief, social media, and physician wellness. Dr. Yu currently serves as President of the Orange County Chapter of the California Academy of Family Physicians; She also chairs WONCA’s Special Interest Group in Health Equity and is AAFP delegate to the AMA. She is past president of the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians.

Dr. Viviana Martinez- Bianchi: Dr. Viviana Martinez-Bianchi is an associate professor in Duke’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, and  named North Carolina’s 2021 Family Physician of the Year by the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians (NCAFP). The honor is the most prestigious award from the NCAFP, the state’s largest specialty medical association, comprised of more than 4,300 members. Dr. Martinez-Bianchi, a family physician committed to health equity in her community and around the world, serves as Director of Health Equity for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Duke University. She is a co-founder of the Latinx Advocacy Team & Interdisciplinary Network for COVID-19, better known as LATIN-19. The group was established in March of 2020 to address inequities in the COVID-19 pandemic response, the health system in general and communities in Central North Carolina. Prior to becoming Director of Health Equity, Dr. Martinez-Bianchi served as Program Director for the Duke Family Medicine Residency Program.

Post-doctoral position available at AHRI

This eighteen-months Post-doc position will support the work of the research vision and objectives, data and methodology, and omics workstreams of the CE-APCC. The work will happen in several phases with the first phase a landscape review of population cohorts in Africa with regards to their research visions and aims, scope for data and methodological harmonization, and opportunities for omics approaches. During the second phase, the candidate will organize and facilitate a series of thematic workshops with stakeholders in Africa to discuss and enhance the landscape review. This information will be summarized in a participatory pathway impact analysis. The third phase will build a consensus on the research vision and objectives for the APCC and opportunities for omics, data, and methodological advances. In the final phase the candidate will participate in the writing of the final APCC blueprint. The candidate will work with three other postdoctoral fellows on this project who are based in Malawi and Kenya.

This is an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral candidate to work directly with leading scientists in Africa in the fields of population, public health, data, and omics sciences. The candidate will work under the direct supervision of Dr Kobus Herbst, the co-lead of the CE-APCC; Drs. Anjali Sharma, Jacques Emina and Mercy Wanjala, conveners of the Research Vision and Objectives workstream; Drs. Agnes Kiragga and Sikhulile Moyo, co-leads of the Data & Methodology workstreams; and Prof Michele Ramsay, lead of the Omics workstream.

It is an unprecedented opportunity to explore the research landscape of the most important population cohorts, including the more than 30 health and demographic surveillance systems in Africa and build an invaluable network of scientists in Africa as a resource for a scientific career that will positively impact of the health and wellbeing of the African population. This work will result in several publications documenting the landscape review and the process of establishing the APCC.

Qualifications and experience:

PhD in a relevant subject
Strong systematic review skills
Ability to prepare results for publication and draft own manuscripts
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Self-motivated, able to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
Good interpersonal skills and team orientated
Please click here to apply. Closing date is Friday, 21 October 2022.

The salary for this position depends on previous experience and brackets are according to AHRI’s official scheme and NRF grades, which will be without tax deduction due to tax exemption status for postdoctoral fellows.

WHO policy brief on COVID-19 infodemic management

The WHO policy brief on COVID-19 infodemic management outlines key actions for countries to consider when developing infodemic management policies, focusing on opportunities for strengthening and supporting such a network of actors.

The policy brief on infodemic management can be used by health authorities to support the development of a comprehensive infodemic management strategy, adapted to their country that leverages these activities efficiently. The brief highlights the importance of equipping health workers with skills to address health misinformation and the need for designated infodemic management teams to generate rapid actionable insights for health systems.

The policy brief is available in all official WHO languages.

The key points in the policy brief: 1. Train health workers, who are often the most trusted source of health information, to better identify and address health misinformation. 2. Tailor health, information and digital literacy initiatives to specific populations, and seek to debunk misinformation before it is widely disseminated through digital media and other channels. 3. Strive to develop high-quality, accessible health information in different digital formats designed for reuse, remixing and sharing and for rapid digital spread through social networks. 4. Establish an infodemic workforce for rapid infodemic insights generation and response, if necessary, by training staff to fulfil these functions; and ensure this function is clearly linked to and aligned with risk communications and community engagement efforts…more

Webinar on Implementation Research for Primary Health Care

The International Institute for Primary Health Care-Ethiopia, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is hosting a webinar on ‘Implementation research for PHC’ as the next installment in our series on Strengthening PHC Systems in LMICs. Professor Getnet Mitike of IPHC-E will moderate this session, with speakers joining us from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA and Pathfinder International…more

LSHTM PHC seminar series launch

”Primary Health Care – the heart of every health system”, a 10-part seminar series runs from October 2022 to July 2023 providing an overview of the key features and functions of PHC, the potential of PHC in all health systems and its role in achieving universal health coverage.

The first session will be:
Panel Discussion: Primary Health Care, the heart of every health system?
12.45 – 13.45, Wed 5 Oct 2022
Introduction: Liam Smeeth (LSHTM)
Panellists: Kara Hanson (LSHTM), Shannon Barkley (WHO), Alex Mold (LSHTM), Shabir Moosa (Wits University)
Chairs:
Luke Allen (LSHTM) & Luisa Pettigrew (LSHTM)

…more

Long covid—an update for primary care

#LongCOVID (prolonged symptoms following covid-19 infection) is common.
The mainstay of management is supportive, holistic care, symptom control, and detection of treatable complications.
Many patients can be supported effectively in #primaryhealthcare by a GP with a special interest…more

Join us this Friday to consult with Supporting Organisations

We are really keen to get as many people engaging with AfroPHC and the draft Policy Framework. You can make comment here.

Join us 1-3pm GMT this Friday 30th September to meet with as many colleagues from our Supporting Organisations https://afrophc.org/supporting-organisations/  [with English-French translators]. The consultation will be facilitated by members of the Executive Board. The agenda is as follows. The link is below

  • Welcome/Introductions
  • Introduction to AfroPHC and Chapter Discussions on “What are the challenges of PHC in the region?”
  • Review of AfroPHC Policy Framework Discussions on “The Draft Policy Framework: what we like, don’t like and suggestions”
  • Discussions on “How we take AfroPHC forward?”

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87667423120?pwd=R1p0NHY1ZlNDQ3dGTlRZcjduczlOUT09 ID: 876 6742 3120 | Passcode: 111364

Join the AfroPHC WhatsApp groups and engage in discussions before and after our consultations https://chat.whatsapp.com/GV7f8h3T4vpAMYixbMCMiC See more here [https://afrophc.org/chapters/].

We are very keen that as many local stakeholders participate. These include professional associations, ministries of health, accreditation / certification bodies, academics, patient advocacy groups etc. Please feel free to share this email to any key stakeholders you think should be there and ask them to join us to discuss AfroPHC and the Policy Framework.

Rejoignez-nous ce vendredi pour consulter les organisations de soutien

Nous tenons vraiment à ce que le plus grand nombre de personnes s’engagent avec AfroPHC et le projet de cadre politique. Vous pouvez faire un commentaire ici.

Rejoignez-nous de 13h à 15h GMT ce vendredi 30 septembre pour rencontrer autant de collègues de nos organisations de soutien https://afrophc.org/supporting-organisations/  [avec des traducteurs anglais-français]. La consultation sera animée par les membres du Conseil d’administration.

L’ordre du jour est le suivant. Le lien est ci-dessous

• Bienvenue/Présentations

• Introduction à AfroPHC et discussions de chapitre sur « Quels sont les défis des SSP dans la région ? »

• Examen des discussions sur le cadre politique d’AfroPHC sur “Le projet de cadre politique : ce que nous aimons, n’aimons pas et suggestions”

• Discussions sur « Comment faire avancer AfroPHC ? »

Rejoignez la réunion Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87667423120?pwd=R1p0NHY1ZlNDQ3dGTlRZcjduczlOUT09 ID : 876 6742 3120 | Code d’accès : 111364

Rejoignez les groupes AfroPHC WhatsApp et engagez des discussions avant et après nos consultations https://chat.whatsapp.com/GV7f8h3T4vpAMYixbMCMiC Voir plus ici [https://afrophc.org/chapters/].

Nous tenons à ce qu’un maximum d’acteurs locaux y participent. Il s’agit notamment d’associations professionnelles, de ministères de la santé, d’organismes d’accréditation/de certification, d’universitaires, de groupes de défense des patients, etc. N’hésitez pas à partager cet e-mail avec toutes les parties prenantes clés qui, selon vous, devraient être présentes et à leur demander de se joindre à nous pour discuter d’AfroPHC et du cadre politique. .

Join us this Friday to consult with Key Stakeholders

We are really keen to get as many people engaging with AfroPHC and the draft Policy Framework. You can make comment here.

Join us 1-3pm GMT this Friday 23rd September to meet with as many colleagues from HIFA, WHO AFRO, UNICEF, WorldBank, AU, CDC, AMREF, PHCPI Allies [with English-French translators]. The consultation will be facilitated by Shabir Moosa and Mercy Wanjala

The agenda is as follows. The link is below

  • Welcome/Introductions
  • Introduction to AfroPHC and Chapter Discussions on “What are the challenges of PHC in the region?”
  • Review of AfroPHC Policy Framework Discussions on “The Draft Policy Framework: what we like, don’t like and suggestions”
  • Discussions on “How we take AfroPHC forward?”

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87667423120?pwd=R1p0NHY1ZlNDQ3dGTlRZcjduczlOUT09 ID: 876 6742 3120 | Passcode: 111364

Join the AfroPHC WhatsApp groups and engage in discussions before and after our consultations https://chat.whatsapp.com/GV7f8h3T4vpAMYixbMCMiC See more here [https://afrophc.org/chapters/].

We are very keen that as many local stakeholders participate. These include professional associations, ministries of health, accreditation / certification bodies, academics, patient advocacy groups etc. Please feel free to share this email to any key stakeholders you think should be there and ask them to join us to discuss AfroPHC and the Policy Framework.

Rejoignez-nous ce vendredi pour consulter les principales parties prenantes

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Nous tenons vraiment à ce que le plus grand nombre de personnes s’engagent avec AfroPHC et le projet de cadre politique. Vous pouvez faire un commentaire ici.

Rejoignez-nous de 13h à 15h GMT ce vendredi 23 septembre pour rencontrer autant de collègues de HIFA, WHO AFRO, UNICEF, WorldBank, AU, CDC, AMREF, PHCPI Allies [avec des traducteurs anglais-français]. La consultation sera animée par Shabir Moosa et Mercy Wanjala

L’ordre du jour est le suivant. Le lien est ci-dessous

  • Bienvenue/Présentations
  • Introduction à AfroPHC et discussions de chapitre sur « Quels sont les défis des SSP dans la région ? »
  • Examen des discussions sur le cadre politique d’AfroPHC sur “Le projet de cadre politique : ce que nous aimons, n’aimons pas et suggestions”
  • Discussions sur « Comment faire avancer AfroPHC ? »

Rejoignez la réunion Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87667423120?pwd=R1p0NHY1ZlNDQ3dGTlRZcjduczlOUT09 ID : 876 6742 3120 | Code d’accès : 111364

Rejoignez les groupes AfroPHC WhatsApp et engagez des discussions avant et après nos consultations https://chat.whatsapp.com/GV7f8h3T4vpAMYixbMCMiC Voir plus ici [https://afrophc.org/chapters/].

Nous tenons à ce qu’un maximum d’acteurs locaux y participent. Il s’agit notamment d’associations professionnelles, de ministères de la santé, d’organismes d’accréditation/de certification, d’universitaires, de groupes de défense des patients, etc. N’hésitez pas à partager cet e-mail avec toutes les parties prenantes clés qui, selon vous, devraient être présentes et à leur demander de se joindre à nous pour discuter d’AfroPHC et du cadre politique.

AfroPHC Policy Workshop on Women in African PHC

Join us at our next interactive AfroPHC Policy Workshop on “Women in African PHC” 11am-2pm Ghana, 12pm-3pm Nigeria, 1-4 pm Central/Southern Africa and 2-5pm Kenya next Tuesday 20th September. Check your local time here. Link below

Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 850 2305 9229 | Passcode: 241734

Our panel, moderated by Dr Jamie Colloty, is made up of the following expert: Dr. Elizabeth Reji, WONCA Working Party for Women in Family Medicine.

After the panel discussion of 1 hour, we will break up into small groups with specific facilitators / language groups for 45 minutes to discuss the following question/s.

  1. “What are the barriers/limitations to the involvement and participation in primary health care in Africa?( From both patient/community and provider perspective)”
  2. “What sustainable solutions can we implement to overcome these barriers/ limitations?”

We will close the meeting with feedback and summarise key issues. We want to build discussions into the draft AfroPHC Policy Document “Building the PHC Team for UHC in Africa”. The panel and feedback will have French translations. See more details, including speaker’s bios below.

Dr. Elizabeth Reji has been in WONCA Africa Executive Committee for the past 10 years as the member at large and currently, the treasurer of this committee. A member of  the Organisation Equity Committee WORLD WONCA and the Finance committee of the WONCA World. Ex-lead of WWPWFM Africa & currently, the Chair Elect for the WWPWFM WORLD. She holds a Master’s degree in Family Medicine (Pretoria university), Fellowship (College of Medicine, South Africa), Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science Education (Witwatersrand university). She is an Educator, Clinician, Administrator, Manager and Researcher. My mission is to encourage women to become a leader in any sphere of life.

Join us this Friday to consult in Southern Africa

We are really keen to get as many people engaging with AfroPHC and the draft Policy Framework. You can make comment here.

Join us 1-3pm GMT this Friday 16th September to meet with as many colleagues from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini [with English-French translators]. The consultation will be facilitated by Cynthia Chaibva and Jamie Colloty

The agenda is as follows. The link is below

  • Welcome/Introductions
  • Introduction to AfroPHC and Chapter Discussions on “What are the challenges of PHC in the region?”
  • Review of AfroPHC Policy Framework Discussions on “The Draft Policy Framework: what we like, don’t like and suggestions”
  • Discussions on “How we take AfroPHC forward?”

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87667423120?pwd=R1p0NHY1ZlNDQ3dGTlRZcjduczlOUT09 ID: 876 6742 3120 | Passcode: 111364

Join the AfroPHC Southern Africa WhatsApp group and engage in discussions before and after our consultations https://chat.whatsapp.com/GV7f8h3T4vpAMYixbMCMiC See more here [https://afrophc.org/chapters/].

We are very keen that as many local stakeholders participate. These include professional associations, ministries of health, accreditation / certification bodies, academics, patient advocacy groups etc. Please feel free to share this email to any key stakeholders you think should be there and ask them to join us to discuss AfroPHC and the Policy Framework.

Join us this Friday to consult in Western Africa

We are really keen to get as many people engaging with AfroPHC and the draft Policy Framework. You can make comment here.

Join us 1-3pm GMT this Friday 9th September to meet with as many colleagues from Nigeria, Ghana, Niger, Guinea, Benin, Burundi, Togo, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Mauritania, Gambia, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal [with English-French translators]. The consultation will be facilitated by Joseph Ana and Umar Ibrahim.

The agenda is as follows. The link is below

  • Welcome/Introductions
  • Introduction to AfroPHC and Chapter Discussions on “What are the challenges of PHC in the region?”
  • Review of AfroPHC Policy Framework Discussions on “The Draft Policy Framework: what we like, don’t like and suggestions”
  • Discussions on “How we take AfroPHC forward?”

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87667423120?pwd=R1p0NHY1ZlNDQ3dGTlRZcjduczlOUT09 ID: 876 6742 3120 | Passcode: 111364

Join the AfroPHC Western Africa WhatsApp group and engage in discussions before and after our consultations https://chat.whatsapp.com/DvJvzMzonXr7E0Zt7ED8Wa See more here [https://afrophc.org/chapters/].

We are very keen that as many local stakeholders participate. These include professional associations, ministries of health, accreditation / certification bodies, academics, patient advocacy groups etc. Please feel free to share this email to any key stakeholders you think should be there and ask them to join us to discuss AfroPHC and the Policy Framework.

Rejoignez-nous ce vendredi pour consulter en Afrique de l’Ouest

Nous tenons vraiment à ce que le plus grand nombre de personnes s’engagent avec AfroPHC et le projet de cadre politique. Vous pouvez faire un commentaire ici.

Rejoignez-nous de 13h à 15h GMT ce vendredi 9 septembre pour rencontrer autant de collègues du Nigeria, du Ghana, du Niger, de la Guinée, du Bénin, du Burundi, du Togo, de la Sierra Leone, du Libéria, de la Mauritanie, de la Gambie, de la Côte d’Ivoire, du Burkina Faso, du Mali, Sénégal [avec traducteurs anglais-français]. La consultation sera animée par Joseph Ana et Umar Ibrahim.

L’ordre du jour est le suivant. Le lien est ci-dessous

• Bienvenue/Présentations

• Introduction à AfroPHC et discussions de chapitre sur « Quels sont les défis des SSP dans la région ? »

• Examen des discussions sur le cadre politique d’AfroPHC sur “Le projet de cadre politique : ce que nous aimons, n’aimons pas et suggestions”

• Discussions sur « Comment faire avancer AfroPHC ? »

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AFROPHC: Live Webinar September 1| Sickle Cell Anaemia: Disease Complications and Therapeutic Interventions

Join our next webinar, hosted & sponsored by the African Forum for Primary Health Care & WONCA Africa.



“Sickle Cell Anaemia: Disease Complications and Therapeutic Interventions”



The Webinar will be held in English with live translation into French.



Please share the event with your Organization’s Members &

Reserve your spot in the WCEA App.