September 14, 2020
On Wednesday, September 16, WACI Health, AVAC, and Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, TB and Malaria hosted a virtual dialogue to discuss how COVID-19 is impacting Africa and learn about the collective response in different countries. Panelists included Dr. John Nkengasong, Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Rosemary Mburu, Executive Director of WACI Health and Lwazi Mlaba, a Global Fund Champion working in HIV, TB and GBV, a COVID-survivor and the founder of the an African COVID-19 Support group. Dr. Elizabeth Bukusi, Principal Research Officer at KEMRI and Co-Director of the KEMRI-UCSF Infectious Disease Research Training Program and AVAC’s Maureen Luba moderated the converstation. The conversation explored:
- The status of COVID-19 in Africa and its impact on AIDS, TB and malaria programming.
- The role of African researchers in the development of COVID-19 therapeutics and vaccines.
- The role of global donors to support an Africa-led COVID-19 response.
The webinar was recorded and is available on AVAC’s COVID-19 resources page.