The Africa Health Agenda International Conference (AHAIC) 2023 took off in earnest last Sunday March 5th with a ‘wogging’ (walk, jog and run) event to promote health and climate action as it was planned to coincide with the Kigali Car Free Day.
The first day of the conference saw hundreds of participants take to the streets of Kigali to raise awareness on the need for urgent action to address climate change and the spread of both infectious and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) on the continent which are key themes at AHAIC 2023.
Dozens of sessions curated to explore key issues at the nexus of health and climate change are taking place each day, giving participants the opportunity to network, share learnings and develop solutions to advance Africa’s health and climate agenda.
The health experts and researchers are strategising on strengthening healthcare systems amongst African countries so they can stand against future pandemics.
The fifth edition of The Africa Health Agenda International Conference (AHAIC) 2023, kicked off last Sunday, March 5 and will end on March 8.
The conference is on the theme “Resilient Health Systems for Africa: Re-envisioning the Future Now”.
The biennial conference has pooled a diverse mix of global health experts and leaders to brainstorm on health financing avenues within the context of prevailing economic conditions member states are enduring and future pandemics.
It will also address the matter of prioritising health investments in response to pressures, and the impact of climate change on human health.
The event is convened at a time Kenya, Africa and the globe at large are faced with the ripple effects of climate change that threaten the healthcare system.
Africa is also grappling with outbreaks of diseases including cholera, malaria and malnutrition.