Reforming the African Health Sector by Fostering Public-Private Partnerships

Wednesday,  September 20, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Hosted by:
Covington & Burling
620 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018
Registration is closed
The public health community has come together over the past two decades in a concerted effort to tackle health challenges in Africa. As a result, mortality and morbidity from HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis have decreased significantly across the continent. However, progress toward better health and economic development is unsustainable so long as it relies exclusively on donation-based programs focused on communicable disease control. Such programs rely on dwindling sources of foreign aid, and furthermore fail to recognize the rise of diseases such as Ebola, cancer and cardiovascular disease that have dramatically changed the health landscape on the continent. New solutions are therefore needed to accelerate health improvement in Africa.

This forum will:
  •  ​Explore ways to make health a greater financial priority for countries
  • Identify possible opportunities for engagement among CCA members and governments​
  • Engage non-health CCA members who have significant interests in advancing workplace, community or public health (ex: travel industry, energy, etc) ​
  •  Explore lessons learned from communicable disease control over the last twenty years, and where these efforts have fallen short.
Welcome Remarks:
Whitney Schneidman, Senior International Advisor for Africa. Covington and Burling TBD (Confirmed)
Jefferey L. Sturchio, Chairman of Corporate Council on Africa welcomes participants, introduces Director-General of World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General, World Health Organization (Invited)

H.E. Yifru Berhan Mitke, Minister of Health of Ethiopia (Invited)
Honorable Cleopa Mailu, Minister of Health of Kenya (Invited)
H.E. Diane Gashumba, Minister of Health of Rwanda (Invited)
Honorable Dorcas Makgato, Minister of Health Botswana (Invited)
Panel Discussion:
Moderator: Jefferey L. Sturchio, Chairman of Corporate Council on Africa & CEO of Rabin Martin (confirmed)
Betty Chiang, Senior Director, Head of Public Health & Medicine Affairs, Gilead Sciences (Confirmed)
Trevor Gunn, Vice President, International Relations, Medtronic (Confirmed)
David Barash, MD,  Executive Director, Global Health Portfolio, Chief Medical Officer, GE Foundation (Confirmed)
Scott Ratzan, President of the AB InBev Foundation (Confirmed)