At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the African continent was referred to as a ‘ticking time bomb’, with preliminary evidence indicating that existing health systems were too weak to withstand the strength of the outbreak. But months later, sub-Saharan Africa has so far averted the worst predictions, including the large-scale mortality seen in other parts of the world.
DNDi and the COVID-19 Clinical Research Coalition will jointly host a webinar to explore the role of research, innovation, and partnerships in African efforts to address the pandemic – bringing together panelists who have been at the forefront of the COVID-19 response to discuss their experience and share important lessons with the rest of the world.
Join us for an exclusive webinar moderated by:
Anne Soy, Deputy Africa Editor & Senior Correspondent, BBC
Dr John Nkengasong, Director, Africa CDC (Keynote)
Prof. Jean-Jacques Muyembe, General Director, INRB, DRC
Dr Borna Nyaoke-Anoke, Senior Clinical Project Manager & Medical Manager, DNDi, Kenya
Prof. Helen Rees, Executive Director, Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (Wits RHI), South Africa & Steering Committee Member of the COVID-19 Clinical Research Coalition