The Annual Bank Conference on Africa: Managing the Challenges and Opportunities of Urbanization in Africa
TICAD VI: Universal Health Coverage in Africa
August 26, 2016Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

Universal health coverage (UHC) aims to ensure that everyone, everywhere can access quality health services without suffering financial hardship. Although sub-Saharan Africa has achieved remarkable improvements in health outcomes over the last 15 years, progress has been uneven. Join us to discuss global efforts to advance UHC and find out how countries are accelerating progress toward UHC in Africa. This event is being co-organized by the World Bank Group with the government of Kenya, the government of Japan, JICA (the Japanese International Cooperation Agency), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the World Health Organization, the African Union Commission and other partners.

  • Jim Yong Kim

    President, World Bank Group
    Jim Yong Kim, M.D., Ph.D. is the President of the World Bank Group. Soon after he became president in July 2012, the organization established two goals: ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity for the bottom 40 percent of the population in developing countries. Kim's career has been focused on health, education, and delivering services to the poor.
  • Uhuru Kenyatta

    President of Kenya
    Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta is the fourth and the current President of Kenya, in office since 9 April 2013. He previously served in the Government of Kenya as Minister for Local Government from 2001 to 2002, and he was leader of the official opposition from 2002 to 2007. Hon. Kenyatta was appointed Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade in April 2008. In the same year, he was transferred to the Treasury as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, as part of the Grand Coalition Cabinet, where he served up to January 2012. He served as the Member of Parliament for Gatundu South Constituency beginning in 2002. President Kenyatta was also the Chairman of Kenya African National Union (KANU), which was a part of the Party of National Unity (PNU). President Uhuru Kenyatta is the first son of founding President Jomo Kenyatta.
  • Mark Dybul

    Executive Director, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
    Mark Dybul has worked on HIV and public health for more than 25 years as a clinician, scientist, teacher and administrator. After graduating from Georgetown Medical School in Washington D.C., Dr. Dybul joined the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, where he conducted basic and clinical studies on HIV virology, immunology and treatment optimization, including the first randomized, controlled trial with combination antiretroviral therapy in Africa.
  • Margaret Chan

    Director-General, World Health Organization
    Dr Margaret Chan, from the People's Republic of China, obtained her medical degree from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. She joined the Hong Kong Department of Health in 1978, where her career in public health began.
  • Akinwumi Adesina

    President, African Development Bank Group
    Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina is the 8th elected President of the African Development Bank Group. He was elected to the position on May 28, 2015 by the Bank’s Board of Governors at its Annual Meetings in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. He took office at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan on September 1, 2015 and will serve an initial five-year term.
  • Olusoji Adeyi

    Director, Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank Group
    Olusoji Adeyi, MD, MBA, DrPH, is the Director of the Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice at the World Bank Group. He has served as the World Bank’s Sector Manager for Health, Nutrition and Population in Eastern and Southern Africa, with responsibilities for the institution’s support for policies, strategies and programs in the region. Dr. Adeyi was founding Director of the Affordable Medicines Facility-malaria (AMFm) at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
  • Shinzo Abe

    Prime Minister of Japan
    Shinzo Abe is the current Prime Minister of Japan, re-elected to the position in December 2012. He is also the President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and previously served for a year as Prime Minister, from 2006 to 2007.
  • Yasuhisa Shiozaki

    Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare, Japan
    Yasuhisa Shiozaki is the current Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan, a position he has held since 2014. Prior to that, in 2010, Shiozaki was the Director of the Committee on Budget, House of Representatives. In 2005, he was the Chief Cabinet Secretary and Minister in charge of the Abduction Issue.
  • Mustapha Sidiki Kaloko

    Commissioner for Social Affairs, African Union Commission
    His Excellency Dr. Mustapha Sidiki Kaloko is the Commissioner for Social Affairs at the African Union Commission. Dr. Kaloko served the Medical Services Directorate of the African Union Commission for over 14 years in various capacities. He has extensive experience of medical practice in Ethiopia, Sierra Leone and England.
  • Date: August 26, 2016
  • Time (Nairobi): 4pm to 6pm
  • Time (Washington): 9am to 11am
  • Location: Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
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