At a time when people are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of public health, the first international conference on public health in Africa - CPHIA 2021 - is taking place.
The three-day conference is organised by the Africa CDC and the African Union, supported by international public health experts. The CPHIA aims to create a platform to share innovative research findings and accelerate the fight against COVID-19, while addressing health emergencies such as HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria on the African continent.
High-ranking scientists and experts from a wide range of countries are expected to attend, including H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, Dr Vera Songwe from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and Dr John Nkengasong, virologist and director of the Africa CDC.
The full CPHIA 2021 programme can be viewed here: Conference Programme.
In addition to the lectures and discussions, the conference offers the opportunity for scientific and personal interaction in virtual rooms. This is intended to strengthen the collaborative network and improve future cooperation in terms of public health.
Participation in the virtual conference is free of charge and registration is open to all interested parties. In the future, the conference will take place annually.