EVENT: Economic and Programmatic Implications for the Covid-19 Vaccine Roll Out in Africa

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Economic and Programmatic Implications for the Covid-19 Vaccine Roll Out in Africa

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Thursday, October 28, 7:30 - 9:00am, Eastern Time (US and Canada)
12:30 - 2:00pm, British Summer Time

11:30 - 1:00pm, Greenwich Mean Time
2:30 - 4:00pm Eastern Africa Time
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*This event will be simultaneously broadcasted in English and French.

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OPENING REMARKS

  • John N. Nkengasong, Director, Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)
  • Javier Guzman, Director, Global Health Policy and a Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development (CGD)
  • John Ataguba, Director,  Health Economics Unit, University of Cape Town and Deputy Director, African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA)​​​​

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

  • Donald Kaberuka, African Union (AU) Special Envoy on COVID-19 and AU High Representative for Peace Fund, Financing the Union and Health Financing

PRESENTATIONS

  • Mark Jit, Professor of Vaccine Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Maddalena Ferranna, Research Associate, Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health

PANELLISTS

  • *To be announced

MODERATOR

  • Ama Fenny, Senior Research Fellow, University of Ghana, Africa Union COVID-19 Taskforce

CLOSING REMARKS

  • Ahmed E. Ogwell Ouma, Deputy Director, Africa Centre for Disease Control (Africa CDC)

ABOUT THE EVENT

Curbing the pandemic while protecting access to essential health services requires an ample supply of vaccine, a functioning, well-funded delivery system, and careful planning. With strained budgets and supply shortages, policymakers face new challenges to set priorities and allocate limited resources effectively amid the COVID-19 crisis. The Africa Centre for Disease Control (Africa CDC) have been instrumental to supporting African countries in their COVID-19 response.

The Health Economics Unit (HEU) at the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) was launched in collaboration with the Center for Global Development (CGD) to facilitate evidence-based priority-setting during the pandemic and beyond. As COVID-19 cases on the African continent climb over 8.5 million and vaccination rates remain low (4.6 percent of the population), the HEU's flagship project will devise an equitable, efficient, and effective vaccine roll out.

Join the Africa CDC, CGD and the African Health Economics Association for the first public event with the HEU – a virtual discussion on the role of modelling and economic evidence to inform COVID-19 vaccine procurement and distribution strategies. Policymakers and researchers will discuss methods for meeting the African Union's goal of vaccinating 60 percent of the continent's population, balancing economic and epidemiological priorities, and learning from Africa's COVID-19 response to date.

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Implications économiques et programmatiques pour le déploiement du vaccin Covid-19 en Afrique

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Jeudi 28 octobre, 7h30 - 9h00, heure de l'Est (États-Unis et Canada)
11h30 – 13:00, heure de Greenwich (GMT)
12h30 – 14:00, heure d'été britannique
14h30 – 16:00, heure de l'Afrique de l'Est

*Événement en ligne avec traduction simultanée anglais - français.​​​

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ALLOCUTIONS D'OUVERTURE

  • John N. Nkengasong, Directeur du Centre Africain pour le Contrôle et la Prévention des maladies (Africa CDC)
  • Javier Guzman, Directeur de la Politique de Santé Mondiale et Chercheur Principal au Center for Global Development (CGD)
  • John Ataguba, Directeur de l'Unité d'économie de la Santé à l'Université de Cape Town et Directeur adjoint de l'Association Africaine d'Économie et Politique de la Santé (AfHEA)

INTRODUCTION

  • Donald Kaberuka, Envoyé spécial de l'Union Africaine (UA) pour la COVID-19 et Haut représentant de l'UA pour le Fonds pour la paix, le financement de l'Union et le financement de la santé

PRÉSENTATIONS

  • Mark Jit, Professeur d'épidémiologie des Vaccins, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine ​​​​​
  • Maddalena FerrannaAssociée de Recherche, Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health

MODERATEUR 

  • Ama Fenny, Chercheur Principal, Université de Ghana, Taskforce de l'Union Africaine pour la COVID-19

PANÉLISTES

  • À annoncer

REMARQUES DE CLÔTURE

  • Ahmed E. Ogwell Ouma, Directeur Adjoint de Centre Africain pour le Contrôle et la Prévention des maladies (Africa CDC)

L'ÉVÉNEMENT

Pour endiguer la pandémie tout en protégeant l'accès aux services de santé essentiels, il faut disposer d'une quantité suffisante de vaccins, d'un système de distribution opérationnel et bien financé, et d'une planification minutieuse. Avec des budgets serrés et des pénuries d'approvisionnement, les décideurs politiques sont confrontés à de nouveaux défis pour fixer des priorités et allouer efficacement des ressources limitées dans le cadre de la crise du COVID-19. Le Centre Africain de Contrôle des Maladies (Africa CDC) a contribué à soutenir les pays africains dans leur réponse à la crise du COVID-19.

L'Unité d'Économie de la Santé des Centres africains de contrôle et de prévention des maladies (Africa CDC) a été lancée en collaboration avec le Centre pour le Développement Mondial (CGD) afin de faciliter l'établissement de priorités basées sur des données probantes durant la pandémie et au-delà. Alors que les cas de COVID-19 sur le continent africain dépassent les 8,5 millions et que les taux de vaccination restent faibles (4,6 % de la population), le projet phare de l'Unité d'Économie de la Santé permettra de concevoir un déploiement équitable, efficient et efficace du vaccin.
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Rejoignez l'Africa CDC, le CGD et l'Association Africaine d'Économie et Politique de la Santé (AfHEA) pour le premier événement public avec l'Unité d'Économie de la Santé - une discussion virtuelle sur le rôle de la modélisation et des preuves économiques pour informer les stratégies d'achat et de distribution du vaccin COVID-19. Les décideurs politiques et les chercheurs discuteront des méthodes permettant d'atteindre l'objectif de l'Union africaine de vacciner 60 % de la population du continent, d'équilibrer les priorités économiques et épidémiologiques et de tirer les leçons de la réponse africaine au COVID-19 à ce jour.

Si vous avez des questions à poser à nos panélistes, veuillez les soumettre à This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tweeter @CGDev #CGDTalks, ou soumettre vos commentaires via YouTube.
 

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Extension of Deadline for Abstracts Submission

The African Health Economics & Policy Association (AfHEA) is extending the deadline for submission of individual abstracts for the upcoming March 2022 conference to October 31, 2021. The deadline for submission of proposals for organised sessions remains unchanged: October 31, 2021.

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Extension of Deadline for Abstracts Submission

The African Health Economics & Policy Association (AfHEA) is extending the deadline for submission of individual abstracts for the upcoming March 2022 conference to October 31, 2021. The deadline for submission of proposals for organised sessions remains unchanged: October 31, 2021.

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Call for Applications for Executive Director of AfHEA

The Board of Trustees of the African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA) hereby invites applications from qualified candidates to apply for the position of Executive Director (ED) of AfHEA. This is a part-time position with a commitment requirement of about 2 days per week (0.4 FTE), sometimes outside normal working hours (evenings and weekends).

Although AfHEA’s head office is located in Accra, Ghana, the ED is not required to be resident in or relocate to Ghana, but can work from elsewhere in Africa with support from a capable staff based in Accra. Kindly note that AfHEA does not make payments for relocation or provide expatriate benefits of any kind.

The Executive Director reports to the Chair of the Board of Trustees and is responsible for providing leadership and direction to the Association including oversight over staff and ensuring efficient use of AfHEA’s resources.

The Executive Director is also the head of the Executive Committee, which together with the Secretariat, is in charge of the day-to-day running of the Association’s affairs. Other members of the Executive Committee include: up to 3 Deputy Directors, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, and Membership Secretary. The Director of Operations and the Finance and Accounting Officer are both ex-officio members of the executive committee.

Main duties and responsibilities of the Executive Director

Strategic guidance, oversight and accountability

  • Undertake initiatives and activities pursuant to the aims and objectives of the Association,
  • Oversee the execution of the policies and resolutions of the General Assembly as guided by AfHEA’s governance structures
  • Guide the design, oversight and accountability of AfHEA’s business strategies, plans and budgets and their approval by the Board
  • Assist in setting goals for performance, growth, sustainability and self-sufficiency for the association
  • Recommend appointments to the Board of Trustees for any Executive Committee position that becomes vacant, or otherwise as the need arises

Management functions

  • Supervise, directly or indirectly, all other officers of the Association and hold them to account in the performance of their duties through clear performance appraisals and supportive supervision

Resource mobilization and financial management

  • Maintain overall responsibility for the financial management and administration of the Association in collaboration with the Director of Operations
  • Promote fundraising ventures and build and manage relationships with partners including donors in collaboration with AfHEA board, executive committee and Director of Operations

Oversight and guidance for statutory meetings of AfHEA

  • Work with Board of Trustee leadership to prepare for board meetings and attend Board meetings in an ex-officio capacity
  • Convene meetings of the Executive Committee on a regular basis
  • Oversight for the planning and convening of AfHEA’s Scientific Conferences in collaboration with the Board and designated committees

Strategic Partnerships and external engagements

  • Proactively support new and existing strategic partnerships for AfHEA to advance brand visibility in collaboration with the Board, Executive Committee and membership
  • Represent the Association externally for any lawful purpose

Others

  • Undertake any further tasks that may be assigned by the Board, as may be required

Candidate profile

  • Advanced degree in Health Economics, Health Policy or relevant field with 10 years+ work experience in Africa.
  • Proven experience managing NGO operations, membership associations or other similar roles
  • Access to a strong network of health economists and health policy makers across Africa
  • Demonstrable proficiency in the underlisted core competencies:
    • organizational and leadership abilities,
    • strategic planning,
    • business development,
    • strategic partnerships for common shared values,
    • team cohesion,
    • clear decision-making and problem-solving, including conflict resolution
    • professional integrity and workplace ethics,
  • Understanding of business functions such as Human Resource, financial management, marketing etc.
  • Track record of successful fundraising activities and resource mobilization with public and private sector entities
  • Experience working with Boards of Trustees
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills
  • Fluency in English and French is an added advantage.

AfHEA offers a competitive remuneration package, but kindly note that AfHEA does not make payments for relocation or provide expatriate benefits of any kind.

Application requirements

Candidates must submit a curriculum vitae in English or French together with a motivation statement (not more than two pages) clearly stating why they are interested in the position and how they meet the requirements of the candidate profile.

All applications should be sent to the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The deadline for submission of applications is: November 12, 2021.

The successful candidate is expected to take office on April 1, 2022, but will be required to understudy the outgoing executive director during a transition period not exceeding three months. 

Health Economics Association of Cameroon (HEAC) joins AfHEA as Institutional Member

Health Economics Association of Cameroon (HEAC) joins AfHEA as Institutional Member

The Health Economics Association of Cameroon (HEAC), which was formed in 2020, has recently joined the African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA) as an institutional member. Leadership of the association noted that they see AfHEA as a mother organization and they were looking forward to be nurtured by AfHEA to grow and function effectively and deliver on its objectives. Dr Kinga Bertila leads the association as the Chairperson of HEAC. The Vice Chair is Dr Promise Aseh Muteh while the General Secretary is Dr  Mercy A. Mbacham Tah-Monunde.

 

AfHEA information for HEAC

Health Economics Association of Cameroon (HEAC)

Association d'Economie de la Santé de Cameroun

About the Health Economics Association of Cameroon

The Health Economics Association of Cameroon (HEAC) is a bilingual (English and French), Non-Profit, Non-Governmental and Non-Partisan Association governed by Law No. 90/53 of 19th December 1990 governing the creation of associations in Cameroon. It was created in December 2020 and officially launched on the 15th of March 2021 in the headquarters in  Bamenda, Cameroon.  The overall mission of HEAC is to promote the activities of Health Economists in Cameroon  through the promotion of efficient, effective and equitable use of health resources in Cameroon in particular and Africa and the World at large. Its membership includes over 50 Health Economics, and Health experts from Cameroon resident within and outside the continent.

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