“How can Nigeria continue to dance on the graves of our children”, Oby Ezekwesili debuts in first episode of Forbes Woman Africa, Against The Odds with Peace Hyde

The highly anticipated women empowerment show, Against The Odds with Peace Hyde is set to premier on Friday June 30th 2017 on Pan African Business Channel CNBC Africa Channel 410 on DSTV.

The show is the latest installment from Forbes Woman Africa (www.ForbesAfrica.com) depicting the journey of some of the most influential women in West and South Africa who have achieved remarkable feats whiles defying the odds.

In the first episode, Oby Ezekwesili, creator of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign talks about her harrowing experience in fighting corruption in Nigeria from her early days as the co founder of Transparency International to the shock and horror of finding out about the abduction of over 270 girls in Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria.

Watch the promo: http://APO.af/FsLa7x.

Distributed by APO on behalf of Forbes Woman Africa.

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WHO AFRO to host the inaugural Africa Health Forum in Kigali, Rwanda

For the first time, WHO’s Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) is convening a meeting of global leaders and thinkers to explore Africa’s healthcare priorities and challenges and find new ways to achieve better health for all. The Africa Health Forum will take place in Kigali, Rwanda on 27 and 28 June 2017.
Organised under the theme: “Putting People First: The Road to Universal Health Coverage in Africa”, the event will provide a platform to forge new partnerships for delivering Universal Health Coverage (UHC), a mechanism for improving access to quality, affordable healthcare for all, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, said that the Forum provides a unique opportunity for its partners. “Health is at the heart of the SDGs, and is critical for better quality of life. AFRO is committed to working with countries and partners to attain the highest possible level of health for Africa’s people. This forum will help pave the way to attain UHC across the continent. We are convinced that together, we can do more to save lives and achieve a prosperous and sustainable future for all.”
Experts from a wide range of backgrounds will speak at the WHO Africa Health Forum, including academics, government representatives, the private sector and youth organisations.
  • Themes to be covered at the two-day event will include:
  • Health financing;
  • Health security;
  • Health research, innovation and data;
  • UHC and the private sector in Africa;
  • Old enemies such as HIV and the rise of new threats such as non-communicable diseases.
There will also be special sessions on e-health and its role in Africa and the health of young people.
To register to attend the event, please visit http://AfricaHealthForum.afro.who.int.

Distributed by APO on behalf of World Health Organization (WHO).

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State Minister Kishi attends the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees

1. Mr. Nobuo Kishi, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, visited the Republic of Uganda from June 22 to 23 and attended the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees.
2. State Minister Kishi made a statement (PDF) on Japan’s policy of comprehensive refugee assistance and its implementation in Uganda at the summit meeting.
3. The Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees was co-hosted by H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, and Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, in light of the fact that Uganda is hosting a great number of refugees from neighboring countries like South Sudan. Participants showed their solidarity to Uganda and discussed assistance for refugees.
4. State Minister Kishi had bilateral talks with the following representatives and shared the willingness to continue the cooperation to tackle the growing refugee crisis.
  • H.E. Mr. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda.
  • Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda.
  • Mr. Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
  • Mr. David Beasley, Executive Director, World Food Programme.

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Telephonic Press Conference with Dr. Rebecca Martin, Director, Center for Global Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Please join us on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at 2:45 pm for a telephonic press conference with Dr. Rebecca Martin, Director, Center for Global Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and speaker at the WHO 1st Africa Health Forum. Dr Martin will discuss the importance of the WHO 1st African Health Forum, the role of the new African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Center for Global Health’s commitment to strengthening the global health agenda across the continent.

DETAILS:

Speaker: Director, Center for Global Health and a speaker at WHO 1st Africa Health Forum
Date: June 28, 2017 at 2:45 pm
Place: U.S. Embassy, Entoto Road
Ground rules: On the record
RSVP: To Zelalem Befekadu (091-150-9522) or Yohannes Gezahegn (091-202-1840)
Twitter: We will use the hashtags #AHFLaunch for the call. Follow us on @AfricaMediaHub, @DrMartinCDC and @CDCGlobal ‏

BACKGROUND:

WHO’s Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) is convening the first ever Africa Health Forum in Kigali, Rwanda on 27 – 28 June 2017 to highlight the importance of addressing the opportunities and challenges for effective health service delivery and policy priorities. Under the theme of “Putting People First: The Road to Universal Health Coverage in Africa”, the two-day event will deliberate on improving health security, progress towards equity and Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The unfinished agenda of communicable diseases while exploring the new Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets, and tackling social and economic determinants of health on the continent.

The Africa Health Forum is a unique opportunity to strengthen collaboration between WHO and its stakeholders on Africa’s health agenda. Specifically, it will facilitate engagement with all partners to kick start exciting new partnerships for improving the health of our people.

BIO:

Dr Rebecca Martin, Director, Centers for Global Health

Rebecca Martin, PhD, is the Director of the Center for Global Health (CGH) at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Dr Martin has worked both domestically and internationally in immunization, HIV, and health system strengthening and now leads CDC’s global efforts to protect and improve health globally through science, policy partnership, and evidence-based public health action.

Dr. Martin has over 18 years of experience working in international health. Since 1991, Dr. Martin has worked in the global health arena and has had CDC assignments in Kenya, Tanzania, and Denmark (2002-2011). She was detailed to the WHO African Regional Office from 2002-2006, based in Kenya as a senior epidemiologist in the inter-country immunization program office for eight east African countries. From 2006-2008, Dr. Martin served as Program Director for Strategic Information and Human Resources for Health with the CDC Country Office in Tanzania. She led and implemented studies, in partnership with the ministry of health, to measure and evaluate the HIV/AIDS epidemic and strengthen national capacity to respond.

Most recently from 2012 to 2016, Dr. Martin served as the Director of the CGH Global Immunization Division, which leads CDC’s global polio eradication efforts, accelerated disease control for vaccine-preventable diseases, introduction of new and underutilized vaccines, and the strengthening of immunization systems. Dr. Martin received her Doctorate of Philosophy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in international health with a focus in infectious disease epidemiology.

Distributed by APO on behalf of U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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