WEBINAR REMINDER: COVID-19 MEDICAL TOOLS & LOCAL PRODUCTION IN AFRICA
HOSTED BY DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS/ MSF SOUTHERN AFRICA
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 —
As you may know Doctors without Borders (MSF) Southern Africa and the MSF Access Campaign have been hosting a 3-part webinar series on COVID-19 medical tools and local production in Africa. Please see invite, attached.
Please join us for the final instalment of the series this Friday as we turn our focus to diagnostics procurement and manufacturing in Africa to ensure equitable access.
As well as a presentation by CapeBio, a local manufacturer in South Africa making Covid-19 PCR tests, we will hear about pooled procurement efforts by the African Union’s Medical Supplies Platform, technology transfers to DIATROPIX in Senegal, the role of government in supporting local manufacturing, and more.
Date: Friday, 26 November 2021
Time: 9am Senegal time/ 10am CET/ 11am South Africa/ 12pm Ethiopia and Kenya
Yenew Kebede Tebeje, Laboratory Systems & Networks Head, Africa CDC, Ethiopia
Cheikh Tidiane Diagne, DIATROPIX Unit Head, Institut Pasteur de Dakar, Senegal
Glaudina Loots, Health Innovation Director, Department Science & Technology, South Africa