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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 as well as the old and new agendas. And also, show case best practices on policies and Interventions promoting quality and safe care, under the Universal Health Coverage Framework of actions.

The short-term results 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 from 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 a Senior Lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe.

Regina Mariam Namata. 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. Hussain Jafri

Executive Director, World Patient Alliance

Roelinde Bakker

Head of SafeCare Business Expansion, Pharma Access

Donny Ndazima

Research and Advocacy Manager at Integrated Community Approach to Development

Danjuma K. Adda

President, World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) UK

Ziwa Hillington Musoke

Strategy and Programs Development, Community Health and Information Network

Dr Janet Byaruhanga

Head health unit, African Union development Agency-NEPAD

Catherina Scheepers

Region Head for The Africa and Middle East Region, Max Foundation

Christine Mutena

Co-founder, Rare Disorders Kenya

Dr Gertrude Sika Avortri

Technical officer in the Service Delivery Systems (SDS) unit under the Assistant Regional Director’s (ARD) at the World Health Organisation Regional Office for Africa

Irene Mpangile

Program Volunteer, Tanzania Breast Cancer Foundation

Fatima Seedat

Development Manager at The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG)

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 that are promoting access to quality and care, through patient empowerment and engagement.

Event Opening

Donny Ndazima

Moderator

8.20am -9.00am EAT

Arrival and login

Andrew Spiegel

Chair World Patient Alliance

9.00am -9.05am EAT

Opening Remarks

Dr. Hussain Jafri

Executive Director, WPA

9.05am -9.15am EAT

Introduction World Patient Alliance

Regina Mariam Namata. Kamoga

Executive Director, Community Health and Information Network

9.15am -9.30am EAT

Introduction World Patient Alliance African Region Meeting

George Kiwanuka

Story Mic Uganda

9.30am -9.50am EAT

Patient stories

Donny Ndazima

Moderator

9.50am -10.00am EAT

Discussion

Donny Ndazima

Moderator

10am -10.15am EAT

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

Session moderator: Donny Ndazima, Research and Advocacy officer at Intergrated Community Aprroach to Development

Session Chair: Danjuma K. Adda, President World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) UK

Dr. Ernest Konadu Asiedu

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

10.15am -10.30am EAT

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

Danjuma K. Adda

Session chair

10.30am -10.40am EAT

Discussions

Dr Gertrude Sika Avortri

World Health Organization-AFRO

10.40am -10.55am EAT

Global Patient Safety Action Plan 2021 – 2030

Danjuma K. Adda

Session chair

10.55am -11.10am EAT

Discussion

Mrs. Roelinde Bakker

Pharma Access

11.10am -11.25am EAT

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

Danjuma K. Adda

Session chair

11.25am -11.35am EAT

Discussion

Dr. Janet Byaruhanga

African Union Development Agency-NEPAD

11.35am -11.40am EAT

AUDA-NEPAD’s efforts to address last mile delivery of health services

Donny Ndazima

Moderator

11.40am -11.50am EAT

Discussion

Mrs. Catherina Scheepers

Max foundation

11.50am -12.05pm EAT

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

Donny Ndazima

Moderator

12.05pm -12.15pm

Discussion

Donny Ndazima

Moderator

12.15pm -12.40pm

Lunch

Session two: 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. 

Session moderator: Donny Ndazima, Research and Advocacy officer at Intergrated Community Aprroach to Development

Session Chair: George Kiwanuka, Story Mic Uganda

Patient safety engagement interventions to reach quality and safe care

Mr. Alex Adusei

Executive Director Women’s Hope Foundation

12.40am -1.00pm EAT

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 EAT

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 EAT

Case study 1:  Rare Disease Kenya (10 mins)

Mr. Ziwa Hillington

Strategy and Programmes Development CHAIN Uganda

1.30pm -1.45pm EAT

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

Irene Impangile

Program Volunteer, Tanzania Breast Cancer Foundation

1.45pm -2.00pm EAT

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

Fatima Seedat

Development Manager at The South African Depression and Anxiety Group

2.00pm -2.15pm EAT

Case study on initiatives based in settlements; The South African Depression and Anxiety Group

Donny Ndazima

Moderator

2.15pm -2.25pm EAT

Discussion 

Event closing

Session moderator: Donny Ndazima

Donny Ndazima

Moderator

2.25pm -3.50pm EAT

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

Regina Mariam Namata. Kamoga

World Patient Alliance Board Member

3.50pm -4.00pm EAT

Wrap Up