Georgetown University Law Center

600 New Jersey Ave NW
McDonough Hall, Room 206
Washington, DC , 20001
United States

Join UNA-NCA in partnership with the O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law for a panel discussion concerning “Strategies for Investing in Africa’s Public Health Preparedness.”


  • Eric Friedman, Georgetown Law O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law
  • Andjelo Mwembya, African Union Representative
  • Richard Seifman, Former Senior Health Advisor at the World Bank; UNA-NCA Board of Directors

Moderated by:

Public health challenges particularly in Africa, are a direct result of the continuing impact of non-communicable and communicable diseases adding to the daunting challenges of health systems strengthening facing the Continent. Thus, the purpose of this year’s forum  will be to discuss and share the role that academia, private sector organizations and the Non-governmental community can play in building public health preparedness capacities in Africa.

The purpose of this Forum will be to explore strategies that we can invest in Africa’s health workers, healthcare and social services infrastructure, logistics, surveillance and health information systems. We’re hopeful that the expected outcome of this event will be a Diaspora strategy to include further policy recommendations for the UN & U.S. Administrations and the African Union.


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