AfHEA preparing for the IHEA congress - abstract reviews

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.

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African Health Economics and Financing Capacity Forum

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.

 

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Emirates Health Economics Society Conference

Dear Colleagues,

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.

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Inception Workshop officially commences AfHEA’s ECOVA Project

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.

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AfHEA in partnership with AHOP is specially inviting you to an Online Webinar

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

AfHEA in partnership with AHOP is specially inviting you to an Online Webinar

Early Career Researchers (ECRs) Peer Review programme (Version en français plus bas)

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 (https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=fL6q2Ytg4U-VfAc5yw3-Ii_lp5ReMg1ErHd9mNO7fxxUMDNSQUIxQ1FNSllISTZMNEZLQ09UUEdNQy4u)

DEADLINE: 10 July 2022

Thank you,

Prof. John Ataguba

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Chers collègues,

Le 3e programme d’évaluation par les pairs des chercheurs en début de carrière de Nature est actuellement ouvert aux candidatures!

Le programme d’évaluation par les pairs de Nature a été lancé en 2020 pour aider les chercheurs en début de carrière à gagner la confiance nécessaire pour participer à l’évaluation par les pairs.

L’initiative s’est avérée très fructueuse et populaire auprès des chercheurs en début de carrière et des rédacteurs, et les chercheurs en début de carrière de l’AfHEA sont invités à postuler au programme 2022 (texte joint).

Pour vous inscrire, cliquez ICI ( https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=fL6q2Ytg4U-VfAc5yw3-Ii_lp5ReMg1ErHd9mNO7fxxUMDNSQUIxQ1FNSllISTZMNEZLQ09UUEdNQy4u)

DATE LIMITE : 10 juillet 2022

Merci,

Prof. John Ataguba

Attachments:
Download this file (2022-Nature_Communications.pdf)3rd Early Career Researchers Peer Review programme editorial[Nature Communications][ ][ ]

Webinar: Special Invitation (Webinaire : Invitation spéciale)

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.

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Dr. Chris Atim's interview with BBC World Business Report

In a recent interview with BBC World Business Report, AfHEA's Dr. Chris Atim, gave a candid stance on Pfizer’s new Health Accord that seeks to support greater vaccine access and equity for the poorest countries across the globe. Here is a summary of the interview:
 
French: Dans une récente interview avec BBC World Business Report, le Dr. Chris Atim de l'AfHEA, a donné une position franche sur le nouvel Accord de Santé de Pfizer qui cherche à soutenir un plus grand accès aux vaccins et une plus grande équité pour les pays les plus pauvres du monde. Ecoutez un résumé de l'interview: 
 
 

AfHEA2022: Briefing notes for PPT or Poster Presenter/Panelist

Dear PPT or Poster Presenter/Panelist,

Thank you once again for your willingness to contribute to the 6th AfHEA scientific conference, which takes place from March 7-11 2022.  We are hopeful that with your support, we will have a successful conference. Kindly and carefully go over the series of guidelines listed below:

  1. Briefing note: Attached is a briefing note with all the details to consider before the conference.

 

  1. Zoom app prep: It is important to be fully prepared to handle the zoom functionalities by going over all the training materials at least 2 times before your conference session.
    1. Make sure to go over the recording of the training to fully familiarize with the technical functions of the zoom platform.
    2. Also go over the PDF version of the training slides for webinar - attached

 

  1. Presenter link: As a presenter/panelist, a customized link will be provided directly to your email ahead of time solely for your session.

 

  1. Participant App: To participate in all other sessions for the rest of the conference, kindly click on this link to the AfHEA Confex Meeting App: https://afhea.confex.com/afhea/2022/meetingapp.cgi?clearcache=1.

 

  1. Pending Uploads:
    1. Please provide the following documents latest by 4th March, 2022 in PDF format.
      1. Panelist Bio (a brief background about yourself) along with a portrait/headshot image all in one document (paste the picture in the word document and save as PDF)
      2. Panelist updated abstract (if any)
  • Panelist presentation
  1. To upload Bio, updated abstract (if any) and presentation, please click on the link below (deadline reminder: Friday 4th March 2022) - Speakers Corner: https://afhea.confex.com/afhea/2022/abstractsen/extra/index.cgi?EntryType=Paper&username=1626&password=*cookie

 

  1. Conference format:
    1. For the avoidance of doubt, the preferred format for this year’s conference will be moderated panel discussions instead of the traditional 15-20 minutes PPT presentations.

 

  1. Session structure for Plenary/Individual Parallel sessions: Each session is one hour and fifteen minutes (1hr: 15min) long (duration for Poster sessions only is 30 mins). All sessions are in GMT by default. We encourage all presenters/panelists to kindly and carefully consider this session structure:
    1. 5 mins- Introduction of presenters/panelists by moderator and brief background on the session topic
    2. 40 mins- Consists of first 20 mins presenter-led engagement (5 minutes presentation by each presenter), followed by 20 mins Moderator led Q & A with presenters/panelists
    3. 25 mins- Participant/Audience interaction and Q & A steered by the moderator
    4. 5 mins- Moderator final remarks

 

Download the full Briefing notes for Session Presenters or Panelist

Download the full Briefing notes for Poster Presenters

More: Client Training for Zoom Meeting

 

Looking forward to engaging at the conference!

Kind regards,

The AFHEA Conference Organizing Team

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