Past event

Invitation Only

Research Event

Strengthening Global Collaboration for Better Health Security and Resilience in Africa

Chatham House, London

Centre on Global Health Security


Dr Ibrahima-Soce Fall, Director, Health Security and Emergencies Cluster, WHO AFRO
Prof David Heymann, Emerging Global Health Security Initiatives in Africa, Chatham House
Chair: Prof Aliko Ahmed, Public Health Africa-UK, Public Health England


The role and responses of international and local partners, including WHO, in the recent Ebola outbreak has attracted widespread debate on the lessons learnt, leading many to call for different approaches to health governance and partnerships for a more sustainable and resilient health system in Africa. 

This roundtable is intended to provide a platform to discuss health security initiatives in Africa, and to help provide options for better collaborative efforts to improve resilience in the region. It will offer an opportunity to hear about the work of WHO AFRO including the provision of technical advice, normative guidance and facilitation of member countries to prevent and cope with health security crises in Africa. WHO AFRO will share their experiences in new data systems and risk monitoring as part of their role in preventing future crisis in the region.

Experts at the meeting will discuss related and interdependent initiatives taking place in the region, and will focus on how to work better together to make African countries and communities stronger by accelerating development of health systems and capacities to prevent, detect and respond to a public health emergencies of international concern.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.