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About The Meeting

The meeting will provide a forum for patient organizations to share and learn on most innovative and appropriate pathways towards creating the resilient African patient amidst the complexity of the health care system and the old and new agendas. And also, show case best practices on policies and programme promoting quality and safe care, under Universal Health Coverage Framework.

The short terms result of the event will be indicative of the potential of the African communities to advocate while leading to quality health care for the patient.

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Why You Should Join Us

Please join us to celebrate and empower patient communities in Africa during the 1st Africa Region Patient Virtual Meeting. The event will be a milestone for sustainable, quality and safe care for the patient, family, communities in Africa.

Our Speakers

The speakers will be representatives of patients coming patients’ organizations, supply chain organizations, international health development agencies, government bodies, and other private and public stakeholders.

Alex Adusei

Executive Director , Women’s Hope Foundation

Tsitsi Monera-Penduka, PhD, AAHIVP

HIV Pharmacy Specialist and University Lecturer

Regina N. Kamoga

Executive Director, Community Health and Information Network

Dr. Ernest Konadu Asiedu

Head, National Quality Management Unit PPMED

Andrew Spiegel

Chair World Patient Alliance

Dr. Hussein Jafri

Executive Director, World Patient Alliance

Roelinde Bakker

Head of SafeCare Business Expansion

Agenda

The event will provide the participants an enriching agenda, with two sessions including one about Universal Health Coverage framework of actions to promote quality and safe care and the other on insights and case studies on patient engagement in promoting access to quality and care.

Event Opening

Andrew Spiegel

Chair World Patient Alliance

Dr. Hussein Jafri

Executive Director, WPA

9.00am -9.15am

Introduction World Patient Alliance

Regina N. Kamoga

Executive Director, Community Health and Information Network

9.15am -9.30am

Introduction World Patient Alliance African Region Meeting

9.30am -9.50am

State of Quality and safety of care in Africa and its effect on patient, family and communities

Role of patient engagement and empowerment in improving quality and safety of care in Africa.  address existing gaps and challenges

Moderator

9.50am -10.00am

Discussion

Moderator

10am -10.15am

Break

Session 1 presentations: Universal Health Coverage framework of actions to promote quality and safe care

Objective: Describing global interventions and policies for promoting Universal Health Coverage  and  Health care quality and Safety through patient engagement and empowerment in Africa

Dr. Ernest Konadu Asiedu

Head, National Quality Management Unit PPMED, Ministry of Health GHANA

10.15am -10.30am

Reaching national patient quality and safe care goals through developing improved national preparedness plans which include organizational structure of the governments

Moderator

10.30am -10.40am

Discussions

10.40am -10.55am

Integrating African patient perspectives in global health frameworks, by establishing platforms and processes to foster societal dialogue: Insights on patient safety

Moderator

10.55am -11.10am

Discussion

Mrs. Roelinde Bakker

Pharma Access

11.10am -11.25am

Access to quality and affordable health care for vulnerable populations through low-cost insurance platforms tailored to patient needs

Moderator

11.25am -11.35am

Discussion

African Union

11.25am -11.40am

Increasing quality and safe care outcomes for the last mile patients through improved efficiency and effectiveness of public and private health spending

Moderator

11.40am -11.50am

Discussion

Mrs. Catherina Scheepers

Max foundation

11.50am -12.05pm

Supporting medicines supply chain and building global networks of health care givers to establish people-centered health services to improve the quality of services and patient safety

Moderator

12.05pm -12.15pm

Discussion

Moderator

12.15pm -12.40pm

Lunch

Session 2 presentations: Patient engagement in promoting access to quality and care; Insights from Patient organizations in Africa 

Objective: Sharing experiences of Patient organizations in engaging and involving communities and patients in improving quality and safety of care.

Mr. Alex Adusei

Executive Director Women’s Hope Foundation

12.40am -1.00pm

Promoting patients and family engagements in global patient safety action plan in Africa (10 mins)

Tsitsi Monera-Penduka, PhD, AAHIVP

HIV Pharmacy Specialist, and Senior Lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe

1.00pm -1.15pm

Promoting medication safety in patients transitioned to new drug regimen. (10 mins)

Patient organizations’ case studies on patient engagement to promote access to quality and safe care for the patients

Mrs. Christine Mutema

Co-founder Rare Disease Kenya

1.15pm -1.30pm

Case study 1:  Rare Disease Kenya (10 mins)

Mr. Ziwa Hillington

Strategy and Programmes Development CHAIN Uganda

1.30pm -1.45pm

Case study 2: Community Health and Information Network (10 mins)

1.45pm -2.00pm

Case study 3: The Tanzania Breast Cancer Foundation (10 mins)

2.00pm -2.15pm

Discussion (30 mins)

Event closing

Moderator

2.15pm -3.50pm

Call to Action: Laying strategies for advancing quality and safety of care in Africa

Mrs. Regina Kamoga

World Patient Alliance Board Member

3.50pm -4.00pm

Wrap Up