Achieving Universal Health Coverage while addressing Antimicrobial Resistance
ReAct Africa and South Centre will host a conference with the theme, “Achieving Universal Health Coverage while addressing Antimicrobial Resistance” in Nairobi, Kenya. This year’s conference will focus on the connection between achieving universal health coverage (UHC) and antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Specifically, the conference will focus on how addressing AMR is a path to attaining UHC and what country programs can be leveraged on.
25 African countries meet to address antimicrobial resistance
The conference will convene high level policy makers from the health sector (AMR and UHC), AMR experts, as well as civil society representatives from over 25 African countries and intergovernmental agencies. Over 90 participants are expected to attend. There will be representation from the World Health Organisation, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations Children’s Fund(UNICEF) among other intergovernmental organizations. Ministries of Health from various countries including Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Seychelles , Togo, Zambia and Zimbabwe will also be represented.