Announcing Aid & Development Africa Summit 2017

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Join key health players in Africa’s humanitarian aid and development sector at 2nd Aid & Development Africa Summit in Nairobi

With Aid & Development Africa Summit fast approaching, Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) is excited to share the agenda and recently confirmed speakers, who will deliver invaluable insight into technological innovations and best practice to improve aid delivery and development strategy in sub-Saharan East Africa.

Taking place on 28 February – 1 March 2017 at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, the Summit will bring together 300+ representatives from UN and government agencies, NGOs, donors, development banks and the private sector.

By attending Aid & Development Africa Summit 2017, the participants will gain practical advice from over 70 speakers and discover innovations in mobile technology to support health Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), improve maternal and child health, build community health resilience and tackle communicable diseases in the region.

Peter Mwarogo, Country Director, Kenya, FHI 360 will moderate a panel on Innovations and Reforms to Support Health SDGs. Hear from Peter Vowles, Country Director, Department for International Development (DFID), Abshiro Halake, Deputy Secretary General, Kenya Red Cross Society and Colin Rasmussen, Country Director, International Medical Crops who will provide an overview of current health threats and reforms in the region and discuss how to build Africa’s capacity to meet health SDGs and deal with public health threats. In particular they will look into strengthening health programmes through the use of mobile technologies and explore medical innovations and future outlook.

The second health panel at Aid & Development Africa Summit 2017 is dedicated to Tackling Communicable Diseases in Sub-Saharan East Africa, providing an update on regional health programmes, disease prevention and control programmes, including vaccinations, testing, monitoring and rapid testing solutions.

Miriam Maluwa, Country Director, Ethiopia, UNAIDS will lead the panel with speakers Rosemary Mbaluka-Kilonzo, Assistant Country Director at CARE Kenya and Cynthia Mwase-Kasanda, Head, Africa and Middle East Department at The Global Fund. Special focus will be given to improving access to HIV/AIDS prevention and scaling up HIV treatment and care, e.g. via CD4 count or T-cell tests.

Furthermore, Dr Azmach Gebregiorgis, National Program Officer and project coordinator, Ethiopia, World Health Organization (WHO) will join panel on Improving Maternal And Child Health to offer an update on regional maternal and child health initiatives and collaborations.

Gift Malunga, Deputy Representative, UNFPA and Carol Sherman, Country Director, Kenya, Plan International will address sexual and reproductive health and how to best overcome challenges of child and maternal health in remote areas and temporary settlements.

For more information about Summit agenda and speakers, visit http://africa.aidforum.org/agenda

The participants will benefit from 8+ hours of structured networking sessions with key players in Africa’s humanitarian aid and development sector in order to strengthen foundation for effective collaboration and influence regional development and humanitarian goals.

To register your participation at the Aid & Development Africa Summit 2017, click here. Please note that places are limited.

For all enquiries, please contact Alina O’Keeffe, Head of Marketing, Aid & International Development Forum at marketing [at]aidforum.org

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