Dear African Health Economists,
We are excited that the next International Health Economics Association (IHEA) congress is happening in Cape Town, themed “Diversity in Health Economics.” This will be the first IHEA congress held in Africa, and AfHEA is proud to be associated with the event.
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 towards the mobilization of resources that are needed to improve access to quality health care services in Africa.
You are specially invited to the 2nd Emirates Health Economics Society (EHES) Conference hosted by the EHES, a member of the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) in partnership with the Emirates Medical Association and with the endorsement of Dubai Health Authority.
It’s a primed start for Africa’s drive towards COVID-19 vaccine production and equitable access with the project inception workshop held from 20-22 July 2022 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia by the African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA) and partners, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) under the three (3) – year, collaborative ECOVA project.
The USD 1 million project dubbed, “Equitable access to COVID-19 Vaccines in Africa, (ECOVA)”, which is being financed by the International Development and Research Centre (IDRC), was initiated by the Executive Director of AfHEA, Professor John Ele-Ojo Ataguba, with the overall strategic objective of generating evidence critical to informing Africa’s agenda for COVID-19 vaccine production, equitable distribution, delivery, uptake and beyond.
Professor Ataguba, who is also the inaugural Canada Research Chair in Health Economics at the University of Manitoba, said the ECOVA project, which is the first of its kind ever delivered by AfHEA in partnership with Africa CDC and UNECA, will be very essential in addressing a critical gap in understanding how current vaccine production and distribution inequities and inequalities affecting Africa have been exacerbated by current global power dynamics. “Due to this vital contribution that the ECOVA project will make, other partners such as Global Affairs Canada have shown keen interest. This imposes a need to comprehensively carry out ECOVA project activities and to achieve its objectives fully inclusive of a gender dimension.”, he noted during his speech.
Theme: Communicating Research to Policy Makers: Reflections from practitioners
Date and time: August 18, 2022, from 12:00 – 1:30 pm GMT
Target Audience: All AfHEA members, interested students, researchers, and practitioners
Aim: To provide researchers with knowledge of how to translate their research into clear and concise information, packaged in an easy-to-understand language that policy makers can use as evidence in their policy-making process.
Register here: https://forms.gle/capHtqxjyFhe1Wpw9