Promotion of John Ataguba to Professor

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Dear colleagues, We are pleased to announce that John Ataguba, AfHEA’s Deputy Executive Director in charge of Capacity Building and member of the Board of Trustees has been promoted from Associate Professor to Professor at the University of Cape Town’s School of Public Health and Family Medicine (Health Economics Unit). This is in recognition of his significant contributions to the University’s teaching, research and management and leadership. Congratulations Prof. Ataguba! We are proud to be associated with you. Regards, Grace, … Read More

Prof Justice Novignon and Prof. John Ataguba join AU’s ALM tracker subcommittee

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The African Union Commission in moving forward with the African Leadership Meeting (ALM) Declaration invited AfHEA to join the sub-committee on tracker in February 2020. The Tracker sub-committee was identified as an important source of expertise for the ALM Declaration implementation. The AfHEA representatives on the Tracker sub-committee are Prof. Justice Nonvignon, an Associate Professor at the School of Public Health, University of Ghana and Prof John Ataguba an Associate Professor and Director of the Health Economics Unit, University of Cape Town.

Prof. John Ele-Ojo Ataguba

Prof. John Ele-Ojo AtagubaExecutive Director, AfHEAJohn has a PhD in Economics from the University of Cape Town and he has several years of research and teaching experience in many African countries. Currently, he teaches topics in health financing, quantitative health economics and applied microeconomics to graduate students at the University of Cape Town. John is the recipient of several competitive awards, both locally and internationally and he has also served as an advisor nationally, and to international agencies including the … Read More

AfHEA appoints Prof. John Ele-Ojo Ataguba as the Executive Director (incoming)

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Dear Colleagues,

Following the successful conclusion of the recruitment drive for the position of AfHEA Executive Director, the rigorous recruitment process saw Prof. John Ele-Ojo Ataguba emerge as the most suited candidate out of the impressive pool of applicants for the role. Having accepted the offer put forth, he has subsequently been appointed by the Board of Trustees as the incoming Executive Director.

2022 End of Year Statement to AfHEA Members

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Dear Colleagues, On behalf of the Board and Executive Committee and the Executive Director, Prof. John Ataguba of the African Health Economics & Policy Association (AfHEA), I would like to extend to you compliments of the season and wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year in 2023! It is our pleasure once again to bring you the report card on AfHEA’s work in the past year and its planned activities for the new year.  Kindly find the attached document. … Read More

Registration for the ECOVA Webinar 2022 is open!

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Dear Colleagues, You are warmly invited to register and participate in this exciting webinar themed, “Guaranteeing equitable access to vaccines in Africa: is Africa ready for vaccine production?”. This webinar is under the “Equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccines in Africa (ECOVA)” project – a collaborative project between the African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA), the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and funded by the International Development and Research Center (IDRC). ·         Date: Wednesday, … Read More

African Health Economics and Financing Capacity Forum

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The Executive Director, Prof. John Ataguba together with a team from AfHEA are in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia addressing a variety of  African health sector stakeholders at the “African Health Economics and Financing Capacity Forum” hosted by the Africa CDC in partnership with AfHEA, SPARC Africa and Amref Health Africa from the 13th till the 15th of September, 2022. The Forum aims to promote the development of the health economics and health financing sector in Africa and brings together key stakeholders … Read More

Executive Committee

Executive Committee PROF. JOHN AtAGUBAExecutive Director Responsible for overall AfHEA performance and management of AfHEA with delegated authority from the Board of Trustees in the execution of responsibilities and strategies for the development of AfHEA.Pascal Ndiaye Deputy Executive Director – (Institutional Development)Support the Executive Director in the execution of responsibilities for institutional development of AfHEA and identifying strategies to enhance the existing institutional setupNaomi Setshegetso Deputy Executive Director – (Business Development and Mobilization) Responsible for supporting the Executive Director in the … Read More

Early Career Researchers (ECRs) Peer Review programme

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Dear Colleagues, The Nature’s 3rd Early Career Researchers (ECRs) Peer Review programme is currently open for applications! Nature’s peer review programme was launched in 2020 to support Early Career Researchers in building confidence to participate in peer review.  The initiative has proven to be very successful and popular with both ECRs and editors and AfHEA ECRs are invited to apply to the 2022 programme (write-up attached). To register click HERE ( DEADLINE: 10 July 2022 Thank you, Prof. John Ataguba Read more … Read More

Webinar: Special Invitation

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You are warmly invited to participate in a webinar on universal access to sexual and reproductive health services chaired by Dr Ian Askew of WHO AFRO. Prof. John Ataguba of AfHEA will be a speaker together with Dr Sabeen Afzal from Pakistan, Deepa and Venkatachalam from India, in addition to a presentation from Dr Georges Danhoundo of WHO HQ. The webinar is organized by WHO’s Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research (SRH), through the Human Reproduction Programme (HRP) and … Read More