Special Session on Global Health Security

Combatting common global health threats together
  • Special Session: Global Health Security Needs for Africa
  • Tuesday, 6 December 2016
  • 13:30-15:00
  • ASLM2016 Conference: Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa

This forum will bring together policy makers, researchers, Ministers of Health, and global health security experts to discuss a roadmap for global health security in Africa.

Special session topics include:

  • Perspective on Global Health Security from WHO AFRO
  • Global Health in the 21st Century in Africa
  • Emerging Trends in Antimicrobial Resistance in Africa
  • HIV and Global Health Diplomacy
  • Perspective on Global Health Security from South Africa
  • Perspective on Global Health Security from Nigeria
  • US CDC’s Strategy for Global Health Security in Africa

Scheduled speakers include:

  • Dr. Matshidiso Moeti: Regional Director for Africa, World Health Organization
  • Prof. Isaac Adewole: Minister of Health, Nigeria (invited)
  • Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi: Minister of Health, South Africa (invited)
  • Ambassador Deborah Birx: US Global AIDS Coordinator
  • Dr. Kevin De Cock: Director, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kenya
  • Dr. Jordan Tappero: Senior Advisor, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Global Health
  • Prof. Keith Klugman: Director of Pneumonia, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Special session moderated by:

  • Dr. Zoe Mullan: Editor, Lancet Global Health

ASLM2016 is the third biennial conference of ASLM, and builds on the success from ASLM2014 attended by over 1,200 delegates from 60 countries.
ASLM2016 is scheduled for 3-8 December 2016 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, in Cape Town, South Africa.
To find out about registration, please click here.
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