Taking stock of Africa’s response to COVID-19: The African Exemplars
As the war on COVID-19 continues, Exemplars in Global Health (EGH), led by Gates Ventures, organised a convening of research partners to analyse the critical elements of successful, country-level epidemic preparedness and response strategies against COVID-19. Following this convening, the EGH platform was publicly launched in June 2020. The platform aims to highlight a number of African countries that have successfully responded to COVID-19 and are well-positioned to support national leaders and public health decision-makers emulate effective methods and processes. EGH also offers opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, encouraging countries to assess and implement best practices.
Coming off the heels of the 70th Regional Committee for Africa, which took place on 25 August, the upcoming Africa Dialogues webinar on 10 September will focus on African Exemplars in COVID-19, showcasing the power of positive outliers and the importance of learning from exemplar countries across the continent. Dalberg Advisors and Amref Health Africa will host Dr Matshidiso Moeti (WHO Regional Director for Africa) and Dr Niranjan Bose (Managing Director of Health & Life Sciences at Gates Ventures) to present their unique perspectives on the challenges and successes of the continent’s COVID-19 response.