Monday 14 December
8:30 - 8:30
Context
Africa has experienced the world’s most significant growth in recent years, including the size of its pharmaceutical industry. But for the first time in 25 years, gross domestic product (GDP) for the continent is projected to contract. Annually, millions of preventable deaths exist due to a lack of adequate vaccine supply. COVID 19 is currently worsening the situation further. Timely access to healthcare remains a priority whilst accounting for the continent’s continued population growth, swift urbanisation and a growing middle class, an advanced and sustainable cold chain is vital to support long-term development goals. PLA2020 sets out to create public-private partnerships and open dialogue, addressing the most vital of challenges including access, immunisation and equality, and to promote development initiatives that harmonise the efforts of donors, developing countries and aid agencies across Africa
 
 
All timings are Eastern Africa Time (EAT) 
Tuesday 15 December
09.00
Opening Ceremony
 
Andrew Dowell, CEO of GRV Global
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Welcome Address
 
Dr. Dereje Gemeda, State Minister of Ministry of Health, Ethiopia
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Keynote Address
 
Africa’s CDC experience under COVID-19 Supply chain and Logistics Movement across Africa
Dr. Merawi Aragaw Tegegne, Head, Emergency Preparedness and Response of Africa CDC
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Keynote Address
 
Availability and Accessibility of medications in the era of COVID-19
Dr. Ahmed Safwat Elassal, Board Member of Egyptian - General Authority of Healthcare Accreditation & Regulation
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Ministerial Panel
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Africa’s Pharmaceutical Sector and Covid-19
The Supply Chain Dimension - Planning During the Pandemic - Highlighting the Need for a Supplier Management System that Considers Sub‑Tier Dependencies & Proximity
 
Panel Chair: Dr. Karishma Banga, Research Fellow of Overseas Development Institute
 
Joseph Mthetwa, Project Management Officer of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
 
Ms. Jane Karonga, Economic Affairs Officer of United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
 
Dr. BA Alassane, Director of Center for Humanitarian Pharmaceutical Activities (CHMP)
 
Mrs. Bridget Barnard, Supply Chain Director of Pfizer Laboratories
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Keynote Address – Impact of COVID 19 on AfCFTA Agreement - The catalysing role of the AfCFTA  
 
Hussein Hassan Hussein Mosleh, Ag. Director of Trade and Industry of African Union Commission
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New Opportunities for Pharma Supply Chain Improvements
 
Panel Chair: Sanjeev Gadhia, CEO of Astral Aviation
 
Dr. Maxwell Antwi, Country Director, Ghana of PharmAccess Foundation
 
Dr. Karishma Banga, Research Fellow of Overseas Development Institute
 
Dr. Clement Ngombo, Associate Director, Global Health Supply Chain Initiative of Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM-GHSC)
 
Mrs Judith Njumwah-Kariuki, Associate Director, Global Health Supply Chain Initiative of Association for Supply Chain Management
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Spotlight Address – Ethiopian Airlines Deployment of its State-of-the-Art Delivery Operations
 
Tewolde Gebremariam, GCEO of Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise
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From Innovation to Problem Solving
 
Panel Chair: Dr. Shital Maru, Senior Lecturer of School of Pharmacy, University of Nairobi
 
Brian Taliesin, Global Director - Living Labs of PATH
 
Dr. Samiratou Ouedrago, Researcher / Advocate in Population & Global Health of Women in Global Health Francophone Initiative / CIHR-INSPQ-McGill University
 
Diederik Derkzen, Head of Business Development of Avy
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1-2-1 Matchmaking Meetings: Check your inbox for schedules
Across the 2-day event, breakout sessions will be dedicated to 1-2-1 matchmaking meetings between Government, leading pharmaceutical, logistics and health experts, UN & International Agency stakeholders and leading local, regional and global operators. Schedules are prearranged (during December) to provide a unique opportunity to share, network, and develop partnerships that will not only strengthen regional and international cooperation but also, further the continent’s health efforts and long-term wellbeing of its citizens
 
 
Wednesday 16 December
09:00
Keynote Address
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Legislation & Supply Chain Planning
 
Gerald Macharia, Vice President of Clinton Health Access Initiative
 
Marseille Onyango, Country Manager Kenya of Johnson & Johnson
 
Deon Poovan, Senior Manager: Inspectorate and Regulatory Compliance of SAHPRA
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Keynote Address
 
Ms. Marta Garcia-Argenal, Team Leader - Healthcare Team of United Nations Secretariat
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Air Cargo
  • Life Science/Vacancies Transportation
  • Capacity Building
  • Connectivity
  • Re-establishing Trade links
  • Readiness 
 
Panel Chair: Andrea Gruber, Head Special Cargo  of IATA
 
Julian Sutch, Head of Global Sales Pharma of Emirates Airline
 
Miguel Rodriguez Moreno , Senior Manager Climate Control Products of Qatar Airways Cargo
 
Fitsum , Abady , MD Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services of Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise
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Spotlight Address
 
Pharma/Logistics initiative
Dr. Axel Klaphake, Director Economic and Social Development, Digitalisation of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
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Keynote Address – Innovation and Problem Solving
 
Dr. Daniella Munene, Chief Executive Officer of Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya
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Supply Chain & Logistics
 
Panel Chair: David van Turton, CEO of Pharma Logistics Network
 
James Eason, Cold Chain Advisor of Global Cold Chain Alliance
 
Dr. Eulalie Oga, Chef de projet chargé d'information logistique of Direction de l'Activité Pharmaceutique
 
Thorsten Neumann, President & CEO of TAPA EMEA - The Transported Asset Protection Association
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Spotlight Address Tower Cold Chain
 
Sean Petzer, Tower Africa General Manager of Tower Cold Chain
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Fireside Chat - Action In Disaster Relief & Emergency Situations
 
Dr. Catherine Kanari, Clinical Business Lead of AMREF Health Africa
 
Ms. Bisola Asiru, CCO of AMSP
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Spotlight Address
 
Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control