AfHEA 2025 Conference Updates

Dear colleagues,

Please find some updates about AfHEA’s 2025 conference:

2025 Conference Format:

  • We are happy to resume our 100% in-person conference.

Confirmed Venue for 2025 Conference:

  • The 2025 conference will be held in Kigali, Rwanda at the Kigali Convention Centre.

The dates for the 2025 conference will be:

  • March 10-14, 2025

AfHEA 2025 Conference participation fees:

High-income countriesEarly-birdUSD 450USD 650
RegularUSD 550USD 750
Low- and middle-income countriesEarly-birdUSD 200USD 400
RegularUSD 300USD 500
StudentsEarly-birdUSD 50USD 200
RegularUSD 100USD 300


  • Early-bird rates end on: December 31, 2024
  • Students should submit proof of studentship
  • Conference fees will cover: venue and meeting rooms’ hire, all conference-provided meals (mid-morning coffee/tea break, lunch, and mid-afternoon coffee/tea break), administrative costs, participation in pre-conference and side events, as well as social events (opening ceremony, gala dinner, and closing ceremony).
  • All other costs (including visa, transport, accommodation, and miscellaneous costs etc.) to be borne by the participants. 

Theme and sub-themes of the 2025 Scientific Conference:

The broad theme of the 2025 conference is: Resilient and Strong African Health Systems: Contributions of Health Economics and Health Policy.

The sub-themes of the conference are:

  • Strengthening Primary Health Care (PHC) for Universal Health Coverage (UHC): PHC as a driver to improving access to services; Evaluating PHC performance; Financing PHC services; and Quality improvement in healthcare delivery.
  • Health Financing and Economic Sustainability: Innovative financing models for healthcare in Africa; Public-private partnerships in healthcare funding; and Economic implications of health system resilience.
  • Healthcare Access and Equity: Addressing disparities in healthcare access; Strategies for improving healthcare equity; and Tackling social determinants of health, such as poverty, education, gender inequality, and environmental factors, improving education and employment opportunities and ensuring access to clean water and sanitation.
  • Community Engagement and Empowerment: Community-based health interventions; Strengthening community health systems; The impact of community engagement on health outcomes; and Building community resilience.
  • Health Infrastructure and Workforce: Investing in healthcare infrastructure, including hospitals, clinics, laboratories, and medical supply chains, is crucial for providing quality healthcare services. Additionally, addressing healthcare workforce shortages, improving training and retention, and supporting community health workers can enhance healthcare delivery.
  • Health Information Systems and Digital Health Technologies: Strengthening health information systems and data collection mechanisms is necessary for evidence-based decision-making. Relatedly, digital technologies play a role in improving the timely availability of quality data. Of importance is the collection and use of quality data for monitoring progress, decision making and effective targeting of interventions. Assessing Telehealth and its economic implications; Digital health tools for cost-effective healthcare; and Technological advancements for efficient health data management provide valuable lessons for improving service delivery and monitoring.
  • Public Health Emergency Preparedness: Pandemic response and preparedness; Economic implications of health emergencies; and Building resilient health systems as a means to ensuring health security.
  • Health Outcomes and Performance Measurement: Metrics for assessing health system performance; and Economic evaluation of health interventions.
  • Strengthening Health Systems Governance: Policy reforms to enhance health system resilience; Governance and regulatory frameworks in health; Collaborative efforts among African countries for health system improvement; Regional health policies and their impact; and Lessons learned from successful regional health initiatives.

Health Economics, Public Health and Health Policy researchers in particular are encouraged to submit abstracts on this broad theme and its sub-themes or indeed on any other interesting, innovative, or topical African health sector or systems research which upon selection by our scientific committee may be presented orally or in poster format at the conference.

Satellite sessions and side events

We are also calling upon organizations/institutions interested in organizing their own satellite sessions or side events during the conference, including pre and/or post-conference workshops, to submit their proposals to Ms. Grace Njeri Muriithi at: and c: by September 30, 2024 to facilitate conference programming.

Contact us

In case of any questions or need for clarification, kindly contact:

Ms. Grace Njeri Muriithi,

AfHEA Secretary and cc:

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