CPHIA 2021

1st International Conference on Public Health in Africa

14-16 December 2021 • Virtual

The 1st International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA 2021) comes at a critical time on the continent and in the world. COVID-19 has strained health systems globally, and with limited access to vaccines in Africa, the pandemic has laid bare deep inequities in access to healthcare and scientific innovations. CPHIA will create a unique platform where African researchers, policymakers and stakeholders can share perspectives and research findings in public health, while ushering in a new era of strengthened scientific collaboration and innovation across the continent.


This will become an annual conference, hosted by the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

Conference Tracks

Track 1

Epidemiology of SARS-COV-2, virology, prevention and clinical

Track 2

Vaccine advocacy, production and distribution

Track 3

A new public health order for Africa in the context of public health emergency

Track 4

Assessing the response to COVID-19 in Africa to prepare for future health threats

Track 5

COVID-19 and equitable health system strengthening in Africa

Track 6

Digitalisation, modelling and analytics to support an effective public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Track 7

Agenda 2063: whole-of-society – private sector, community and leadership – approach in combatting COVID-19 and other emerging diseases*

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