Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا


International Conference on “Public Health Governance in Africa”

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CODESRIA is organizing an international conference on "Public Health Governance in Africa" in Dakar, 19 - 20 November 2015. The meeting which is being initiated within the framework of CODESRIA’s Governance programme, will gather about forty participants from a dozen African countries including: Benin, Côte d’ivoire, Cameroon, Chad, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Uganda, Senegal and Zimbabwe. By gathering African researchers to deliberate on this subject, the Council intends to refocus attention, in a broader multidisciplinary forum, on the issue of governance of public health in Africa. The recent epidemic of Ebola virus disease in West Africa that has destroyed many lives is a perfect illustration of the perceived limitations of governance in the field of public health in Africa. While recognizing the biological dimension of diseases, the conference will discuss, among other issues, the effect of politics, culture, spirituality and economics on public health. The conference papers will dwell on issues such as the significance of perception, the wider environment, gender, poverty and marginalization as well as health coverage.

Attached is the Conference Programme


Conference AgendaPDF236.2 kb


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