Announcing the successful HSG Africa regional convening teams

We are delighted to announce the successful teams to host HSG Africa Regional convenings.

Announcing the successful HSG Africa regional convening teams

We are delighted to announce the successful teams to host HSG Africa Regional convenings. 

In December 2019, the HSG Africa Regional Network launched a call for convenings – regional gatherings that would stimulate communal efforts across the continent towards drawing insights and action on strengthening Health Policy and Systems Research. The call was open for one month and 10 submissions were received. Peer reviewers came from a diversity of regional networks and organizations, including the Collaboration for Health Systems Analysis and Innovation (CHESAI), the West African Network of Emerging Leaders in HPSR (WANEL), Africa-based Emerging Voices for Global Health, the African Health Economics and Policy Association (AfHEA), and the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme 

The successful teams are: 

Towards reimagining decolonial thought and African consciousness for socially-just health systems 

  • Lance Louskieter – University of Cape Town
  • Shehnaz Munshi – University of the Witwatersrand
  • Kentse Radebe – University of Cape Town
  • Kenneth Munge – Kenya
  • Okiki Olu Badejo – Institute of Tropical Medicine
  • Salma Adballa – Boston University
  • Kefilath Bello – Institute of Tropical Medicine
  • Jean-Paul Dossou – Institute of Tropical Medicine
  • Asha George – University of Western Cape 

Reimagining health systems for just and equitable care of older persons’ health 

  • Dr. Jacqueline Kitulu – Kenya Medical Association
  • Dr. Teresa Kinyari – Public Health society of Kenya
  • Professor Stephen Okeyo – Association of Schools of Public Health in Africa
  • Mr. Evans Mairura – Town/County Planners Association of Kenya
  • Dr. Mahmoud Mohammed – Red Cross
  • Dr. Brenda Nakazibwe – Makerere University School of Public Health, Uganda
  • Dr. Razak Gyasi – APHRC – Ghana 

The rhetoric to fund research by African Governments must stop: raising a new voice for improving the continent’s health challenges over the next generation 

  • Matilda Aberese-Ako – University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana
  • Martin Ayanore – University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana
  • Robert Alhassan – University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana
  • Maxwell Dalaba – University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana
  • Margaret Gyapong – University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana

Towards strengthened capacities for HPSR leadership in Nigeria

  • Kasarachi Omitiran – National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Abuja, Nigeria
  • Vanessa Offiong – Daily Trust Newspaper, Nigeria
  • Okikiolu Badejo – Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp/ APIN Public Health Initiatives Nigeria
  • Ichie Laz – West Africa Network of Emerging Leaders (WANEL) Nigeria
  • Prof Chigozie Jesse Uneke – African Institute for Health Policy and Health Systems, Ebonyi State University Abakaliki

Identifying advocacy strategies and relevant stakeholders for increasing domestic funding for research in Nigeria

  • Dr. Okedo-Alex Ijeoma Nkem Nina – African Institute for Health Policy and Health Systems, Ebonyi State University (EBSU) Abakaliki, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (AEFUTHA)
  • Dr. Akamike Ifeyinwa Chizoba – African Institute for Health Policy and Health Systems, Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki
  • Dr. Gladys Olisaekee – The Palladium Group, Ebonyi State Office
  • Dr. Chinyere Okeke – Department of Community Medicine, University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN)
  • Prof Chigozie Jesse Uneke – African Institute for Health Policy and Health Systems, Ebonyi State University Abakaliki) 

Over the coming months, be on the lookout for more information on social media as the convenings get underway. Their experience and learnings will also be part of the Africa Region meeting at HSR2020 in Dubai. Stay tuned! 

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