The events on this page are coordinated by a number of organisations. Involvement from the IHR Strengthening Project is outlined in the event details.
Online course - free and ongoing
Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance
The Fleming Fund and the Open University are offering 19 freely availably modules on their Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance course.
The aim of the course is to help you to identify, develop and apply skills and knowledge relevant to your role as an AMR professional in order to change and improve your working practice and the practice of people with whom you work.
Each module should take 6 hours to complete, but you can work through them at your own pace. You will be awarded a digital badge for completing each of the modules in this course (except AMR surveillance and you). Digital badges are similar to a certificate: they demonstrate that you have gained a skill, or are evidence of your work and achievement on a module. When you complete all the modules in a pathway you have enrolled on, you will be issued with a Statement of Participation for the pathway.
Mapping Health Workforce Landscape in Africa
Medics.Academy is currently recruiting 5 consultants across the five regions of Africa on behalf of African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) with the support from the International Health Regulations Project, funded under the UK Official Development Assistance (UK Aid).
Africa CDC seeks consultancy services to map and document Africa’s health workforce landscape comprehensively with particular emphasis on the size and composition of the relevant health cadres in the continent. The specific objectives of this assignment are as follows
Deadline 15th January 2023
Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Programme - Applications for Third Cohort Now Open
Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Programme supporting aspirational public health leaders from Africa in acquiring advanced skills and competencies to strategize, manage and lead public health programmes that will transform public health in Africa
The African Union Commission launched the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) – Kofi Annan Global Health Leadership Programme on 25 May 2020 in partnership with the Kofi Annan Foundation, following its approval by the Governing Board of Africa CDC in March 2018.
The aim is to support aspirational Public Health Leaders (Fellows) from Africa in acquiring advanced skills and competencies to strategize, manage and lead public health programmes that will transform public health in Africa.
Fellows admitted in the programme will be senior public health professionals from African Union Member States who will contribute to and lead the implementation of a new public health order for Africa, and in turn mentor and develop the next generation of public health leaders for the continent.
The first cohort of the Fellowship programme was launched on 7th April 2021 and consisted of a total of 20 fellows from 14 countries. IN 2022 the Fellowship on boarded 20 ADDITIONAL fellows from 17 countries for the second cohort SELECTED from more than 3000 applications. The fellowship programme is now open and accepting applications for the Third cohort, with a deadline for applications by 15th January, 2023 and the fellowship scheduled to commence in May 2023
12 December 2022 12:00 – 2:00 PM
CPHiA Side Event: Strengthening and Developing Mentoring for Public Health Workforce in Africa
Mentoring is a crucial component of leadership and career development which is currently underutilized for the development of public health leaders globally. In Africa, the challenge of structured and effective mentoring is significant. Usually, those who are available to mentor do not have the time and other resources to meet the mentee's needs. In addition, without a proper orientation for mentors and mentees as to the purpose and outcome of mentorship, the practice is usually a mixture of counselling, coaching and mentoring. This, in turn, may not achieve the intended outcomes, which are best achieved through structured mentoring.
Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) New Public Health Order identifies workforce development as one of the main pillars for attaining Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want. Mentoring is a crucial element in developing an effective public health workforce.
The United Kingdom Health Security Agency International Health Regulations Strengthening Project (UKHSA IHR Project) is sponsoring the official side event: "Strengthening and Developing Mentorship for Public Health Workforce in Africa", as a pre-conference event during the CPHiA 13 -15 December 2022, Kigali, Rwanda. This event will explore what good mentorship looks like, how to grow from mentee to mentor and other pertinent issues to help develop and expand public health mentoring in Africa. This session aims to initiate, establish and encourage dialogue on mentoring for the public health workforce in Africa, and create a database and a functional network of public health mentors for Africa. The event report will inform the development and expansion of a network of potential public health workforce mentors in Africa.
Speakers will be Dr Raji Tajudeen, Head, Public Health Institutes and Research (PHIR), Africa CDC; Faith Nafii, Coordinator, PHIR, Africa CDC; Dr Alex Coutinho, Director, Kofi Annan Global Public Health Leadership Programme (KAGPHLP), Africa CDC; Dr Ebere Okereke, Senior Technical Advisor, Tony Blair Institute; Dr Victor Joseph, Faculty of Public Health; Dr Fatumo Abdillahi, Faculty of Public Health. Fellows of the KAGPHLP also presenting include Dr Inas Abdelwahed, Physician, Egypt; Dr Christie Tiwoda, Legal Expert, Cameroon; Prof Asmae Khattabi, Director, African Institute of Global Health, New Africa University, Morocco;and Dr Issaka Sonde, Senior Pharmacist, Niger.
This event is open invite. We look forward to working with you.
12 December 2022
12:00 – 2:00 PM
Marriot Kigali Hotel, Kilimanjaro Ballroom, Kigali, Rwanda
Online attendance - register in advance for this side event here
Bi Weekly - Wednesday or Thursday
Public Health Emergency Operations Centres (PHEOCs) and COVID-19 Management
A bi-weekly webinar series and online community of practice
An online PHEOC community of practice has been established for continuous engagement with experts and professional colleagues. The community facilitates the opportunity for networking, learning and experience sharing and allows access to a range of resources including:
5 August 2021
Public Health Grand Rounds: A new public health order in the 21st Century
COVID-19: What have we learned?
The Africa CDC's successful Public Health Grand Rounds lecture series which is supported by the IHR Project, has restarted for 2021.
This webinar features four panel members reflecting on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.
20 May 2021 - Why the world needs more poisons centres
This webinar was hosted by WHO. Members of the IHR Strengthening Project's chemicals and poisons team presented during the session.
This webinar provides an overview of the newly updated WHO Guidelines for Establishing a Poison Centre and provides inspirational examples from around the world of the valuable work of poisons centres.
30 April 2021 - Evaluating Institutional Health Partnerships
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This event was hosted by the Esther Alliance. IHR Strengthening Project Lead, Ahmed Razavi spoke at the event.
Institutional Health Partnerships are important, and the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted their importance even more. At the same time it is important that these partnerships are truly equal, allowing for mutual learning. It is therefore important not only to evaluate the implementation of a specific project, but the quality of the partnership itself. In this we webinar we invited our speakers to discuss the following:
14 April 2021 - Global Digital AMR Surveillance
This event was hosted by the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID), host of the ProMED-AMR platform for which the IHR Strengthening Project funded development.
This webinar highlights the universal challenge of Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and shines a light on critical issues that must be addressed quickly. Attendees will hear from experts in the AMR field, and user-submitted questions will be answered by AMR experts who operate the ProMED-AMR infectious disease surveillance network. Specific topics addressed throughout the presentation include the global impact of AMR, AMR and the One Health Paradigm, AMR in the veterinary community, AMR surveillance, and AMR in the era of ‘big data'.