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How COVID-19 is Impacting Africa: A Conversation with the Directors of Africa CDC and WACI Health

September 16, 2020

On Wednesday, September 16, WACI Health, AVAC, and Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, TB and Malaria hosted a virtual dialogue about the impact of COVID-19 in Africa. Panelists included Dr. John Nkengasong, Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control, Rosemary Mburu, Executive Director of WACI Health and Lwazi Mlaba, a Global Fund Champion working in HIV, TB and GBV; a COVID-survivor and the founder of the an African COVID-19 Support group. Dr. Elizabeth Bukusi, Principal Research Officer at KEMRI and Co-Director of the KEMRI-UCSF Infectious Disease Research Training Program and AVAC's Maureen Luba moderated the converstation. The conversation explored:

  • The status of COVID-19 in Africa and its impact on AIDS, TB and malaria programming.
  • The role of African researchers in the development of COVID-19 therapeutics and vaccines.
  • The role of global donors to support an Africa-led COVID-19 response.

Watch the recording of the conversation here.