Call for expression of interest to host AfHEA's 2022 conference

Dear colleagues (please forward to authorities and institutions who may be concerned and/or interested),

The African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA) is planning to hold its 6th conference in March 2022 with approval from the Board of Trustees. The last 5 conferences were successfully held in Ghana (2009), Senegal (2011), Kenya (2014), Morocco (2016) and lastly Ghana (2019). We are now searching for a suitable country and venue to host the 6th conference,

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AfHEA appoints Naomi Setshegetso as Executive Committee Member

AfHEA appoints Dr Naomi Setshegetso as Executive Committee Member responsible for Business Development

The Executive Committee of AfHEA has appointed Dr. Naomi Setshegetso as the Deputy Executive Director with responsibility for overseeing Business Development. Dr. Setshegetso will be taking up the role in place of Ms. Grace Njeri (the AfHEA Secretary) who had been acting as the Deputy Director in charge of Institutional Development. Dr. Naomi is switching roles with Mr. Pascal Ndiaye (who had previously been the Deputy Director for Business Development).

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AfHEA facilitates Nigeria’s NHIS visit to Ghana to understudy Ghana’s NHIS

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) of Nigeria as part of its ongoing reform dubbed “Health Insurance Under One Roof” expressed interest in visiting Ghana to understudy Ghana’s Health Insurance to feed into their reforms’ efforts. In fulfilment of one of AfHEA’s core objectives of providing technical support to African countries to facilitate evidence-based decisions, AfHEA facilitated and coordinated this study visit by NHIS Nigeria.

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

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.

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AfHEA partners with John Hopkins University (JHU) and the international Decisions Support Initiative (iDSI) on Teaching Health Economics in sub-Saharan Africa

During the 2019 AfHEA conference that took place in Accra, Ghana, John Hopkins University (JHU) and the international Decisions Support Initiative (iDSI) organized a pre-conference capacity building workshop on “Applied Health Economics Using Examples from Immunization”. This workshop was part of JHU’s teaching vaccine economics everywhere (TVEE) project. The platform for the workshop was deemed highly appropriate and supportive and the workshop itself was highly subscribed and successful. The success of the partnership for the workshop and the persistent demand to expand it culminated into two different related projects:

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