Event Details

Re-Imagining Resilient and Sustainable UHC in Africa

2022/8/25 (Thu)19:30-21:00(JST)
Type of Event
Online Webinar
African Development Bank (AfDB)/UNICEF/World Bank/World Health Organization (WHO)


To achieve universal health coverage (UHC) in Africa, UHC in Africa, a framework to be used as a reference for African countries when developing national strategies, was launched at TICAD 6. Subsequently, TICAD 7 was an important occasion to review the three years of progress on UHC in Africa since TICAD 6 and further discuss the approach to sustainably achieving UHC. The new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic that started in late 2019 not only made it difficult to respond to the disease itself but also revealed challenges such as medical care shortage and the disruption of medical resources. The importance of resilient health systems and prevention preparedness and response (PPR) even during normal times was reaffirmed, and the promotion of UHC is more important than before to respond to emergencies while avoiding any disruption to the normal service delivery system. TICAD 8 continues to accelerate real progress and enhance global monitoring of such progress toward UHC.

Key Questions

  • What policy steps have countries taken toward UHC?
  • What are some good practices and encountered challenges identified through accelerating progress toward UHC amidst the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • How can strengthening efforts at the regional level contribute to improvements in the health sector and solidarity in Africa?
  • What can be done to reduce the burden of direct out-of-pocket healthcare expenditures so as to accelerate progress towards UHC?
  • How can African countries drive a multi-sectoral approach to accelerating progress to UHC?


  • To accelerate progress and enhance global monitoring of progress toward UHC, as a follow-up on “UHC in Africa: A Framework,” in a forum for presenting country progress
  • To reaffirm the importance of UHC in the context of PPR in light of the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic
  • To deepen discussion about multi-sectoral efforts toward a resilient UHC in light of the COVID-19 pandemic


Dr. Beth Dunford
AfDB, Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development
Ms. Imoto Sachiko
JICA, Senior Vice President
Dr. Aboubacar Kampo
UNICEF, Director of Health Programmes
Mr.Amit Dar
World Bank, Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa
Dr. Zsuzsanna Jakab
WHO, Deputy Director-General
Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye
Ghana Health Service, Director General
Dr. Rebecca Kiptui
Ministry of Health, Head of UHC Secretariat
Dr. Joseph Sitienei
Ministry of Health, Head of Directorate of Health Policy Research and M&E
Dr. Babacar Gueye
Republic of Senegal Ministry of Health and Social Action, Director of Planning, Research and Statistics
Dr. Fransis Omaswa
African Center for Global Health and Social Transformation, Founder and Executive Director

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