Join AfroPHC is its next interactive AfroPHC Policy Workshop on “One Health and Its Implications on Primary Health Care in Africa” 11am-2 pm GMT on Tuesday 19th July. Check your local time here.
Our panel, moderated by Dr Mercy Wanjala, is made of the following experts on OneHealth. See their bios below
- Dr Alan Abelsohn: Concept of One Health/ Planetary Health and Air Pollution in Africa
- Mr. Elvis Ndikum: Climate change impacts on populations and health systems in Africa.
After the panel discussion of 1 hour we will break up into small groups with specific facilitators / language groups for 45 minutes to discuss some question/s.
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.
Please register your interest for the Policy Workshops on the AfroPHC policy page. We will provide you the zoom meeting details a few days before the meeting.
Dr. Alan Abelsohn
He is an Associate Professor in Department of Family and Community Medicine, and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. He is past-chair and Provost of the Working Party on the Environment for WONCA. He coordinated an Air Health Train the Trainer Program, with Health Canada and more recently an International Air Health Train the Trainer program with WONCA,. He is consulting with WHO on Capacity Building for Healthcare Practitioners about air pollution and health.
Mr. Elvis Ndikum Achiri
Mr. Elvis Ndikum Achiri, is member of the World Heart Federation’s Air Pollution Expert Group (APEG) and represents WHF within the WHO Civil Society Working Group to Advance Action on Climate and Health. Trained by the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) on Air pollution and climate change impacts on health and actions needed to protect populations health. He is also a Founding Committee Member of the Youth Climate and Health Network initiated by the Global Climate and Health Alliance (GCHA), and Coordinator of the Global Youth for Clean Air and Climate Health Action (Working Group) among others.
See recording of workshop and presentations below