Keynote speakers

Dr Matshidiso R. Moeti

  • Regional Director, WHO AFRO

Featured speakers

Dr. Timothy G. Evans

  • Senior Director of Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank Group

Hon. Sarah Achieng Opendi

  • Minister of State for Health, Uganda

Dr. Githinji Gitahi

  • Group CEO, Amref Health Africa

Mr. Carl Manlan

  • Ecobank Foundation’s Chief Operating Officer

Mr Fletcher Tembo

  • Director for the Making All Voices Count Programme, Kenya

Amb Claver Gatete

  • Minister of Finance, Rwanda

Ms Julie Gichuru

  • Entrepreneur and media personality with investments in media, fashion retail and entertainment sectors

Dr Bernice Dahn

  • MoH Liberia

Dr Donal Brown

  • Director East and Central Afric, DFID

Dr. John Nkengasong

  • Director, Africa CDC

Tewolde Gebremariam

  • CEO, Ethiopian Airlines

Rebecca Martin, PhD

  • Director, Centre of Global Health

Dr. Adeiza Ben Adinoyi

  • Head of the Africa Health and Care Unit for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in Nairobi, Kenya

Dr Emmanuel Ndahiro

  • Director, Rwanda Military Hospital, Rwanda

Mr Henry Bonsu

  • Journalist and Broadcaster, London, UK

Dr. Michael Makanga, MD PhD FRCP

  • EDCTP Executive Director


  • Founder Director and Technical Adviser for the African Institute for Health and Development (AIHD)


  • Assistant Professor, Global Health and Pharmacy, University of Washington, Global Medicines Program

Professor Pontiano Kaleebu

  • Director, Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI)

Dr Waruguru Wanjau

  • Medical Doctor, Samburu County Government, Kenya

Dr. Peter Okebukola

  • Associate Partner, McKinsey & Co

Dr Abam Gladys MAMBO-DOH

  • Ethics & Compliance Director, Durham, SA

Mr. Magnifique IRAKOZE

  • African Director of the International Federation of Medical Students, Kigali , RWANDA

Professor Sir Michael G. Marmot MBBS, MPH, PhD, FRCP, FFPHM, FMedSci, FBA

  • Director of the Institute of Health Equity (UCL Department of Epidemiology & Public Health)

Ambassador Macharia Kamau

  • Amb and Permanent Rep to UN at Kenyan Mission

Hon. Dr Mohammad Anwar Husnoo

  • Minister of Health and Quality of life of Mauritius

Professor Jean Claude MBANYA

  • Prof of Medecine and Endocrinology, Yaounde, CAMEROON

Mr Pascal Nyamurinda

  • Mayor of Kigali, Rwanda

Ms Gogontlejang Phaladi

  •  Founder and Executive Director of the Gogontlejang Phaladi Pillar

Dr Solange Hakiba

  • Deputy DG, Rwanda Social Security Board

Dr Diane Gashumba

  • Minister of Health of Rwanda

Dr Jean Pierre NYEMAZI

  • Permanent secretary, Ministry of Health

Dr Jeanine Condo

  • General Director , Rwanda Biomedical Center

Dr Felicitas Zawaira

  • Director, Family and Reproductive Health

Ms Francine Muyumba

  • Congolese and African young leader serving as the current president of the Panafrican Youth Union

Dr. Julitta Onabanjo

  • UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Director

Mr. Sylvain Uhirwa

  • Medical Doctor Student, Activist, Social Entrepreneur

Hon. Jacqueline Lydia Mikolo

  • Minister of Health, Republic of Congo

Dr. Belay Begashaw

  • Director General, SDG Africa Centre

Mr. Jithu Jose

  • Senior Group General Manager, Apollo Hospitals Group

Ms Adesimbo Ukiri

  • MD/CEO, Avon Healthcare Limited, Nigeria

Dr. Delanyo Dovlo

  • Director of the Health Systems and Services Cluster

Hon. Prof. Léon Nzouba

  • Minister of Public Health and Polulation, Gabon

Hon. Jean Philbert Nsengimana

  • Minister of Information Communication Technology, TBC

Hon. Dra. Nazira Karimo Vali Abdula

  • Ministra da Saúde do Governo da República de Moçambique

Dr Jean Baptiste MAZARATI

  • Director, Bio-Medical Services, RBC