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Event Details

Developing Japan–Africa partnership for Universal Health Coverage in Africa

Date
2022/8/25 (Thu)21:00-22:00(JST)
Field
UHC
Type of Event
Online Webinar
Co-Host
Ministry of Finance, Japan(MOF)/Association of African Economy and Development (AFRECO)/African Development Bank (AfDB)/ Support:Japan International Cooperation Agency

Background

Japan is leading international discussions on achieving UHC in Africa; for example, Japan co-hosted a high-level event with the World Bank and others on UHC in Africa at TICAD6 in 2016. The on-going global COVID-19 pandemic is causing serious issues for Africa such as declining economic growth rates and income levels, as well as worsening fiscal and debt sustainability. In this context, there is a growing awareness of the importance of collaboration with the private sector and of creating innovation from the private sector in the health sector and thereby maximizing private sector financing. Japan has been leading global discussions on UHC and there is a need to discuss new ways to proceeds further cooperation with Africa in this field.

Key Questions

  • What issues and needs have been highlighted in the health sectors in Africa amid COVID-19? Pandemic?
  • What kind of technologies and products of Japanese companies and the Japanese private sector can contribute toward achieving UHC in Africa?
  • What roles and contributions by those players other than African government agencies cab make toward achieving UHC in Africa?

Objective

  • To discuss issues and needs in health sector which have emerged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • To present case studies of technologies and products of Japanese companies and the Japanese private sector for achieving UHC in Africa
  • To discuss the roles and contributions for achieving UHC in Africa by those players other than African Government

Speakers

Mr. Kentaro OGATA
Deputy Vice Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance
Mr. Tetsuya FUKUNAGA
Counselor, Association of African Economy and Development (AFRECO)
Mr. Jun HIRABAYASHI
Director of QUNIE CORPORATION
Dr. Naoyuki KAWAHARA
President, Rocinantes, and Visiting Professor, Nagasaki University
Development Financial Institution from Africa
 
Mr. Takashi HANAJIRI
Head, Asia External Representation Office, African Development Bank
 



*The deadline for registration is 17:00, Wednesday, August 24 (Japan time).