Youth
Forum

Leadership and young people facing COVID-19

Tuesday, Dec. 8

Chair
Papa Amadou SARR
Minister, General Delegate for Entrepreneurship
(Senegal)

Co-moderators
M. Sobel NGOM
Executive Director of Social change Factory

Dr Moredreck CHIBI
Innovations Program Officer at the WHO Africa Regional Office

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Leadership initiation – EMPOWER SCHOOL OF HEALTH and YALI
9:00 am – 1:00 pm (GMT)

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Launch of the SPEAK UP AFRICA Young Innovators Award in partnership with IPFPMA
1:00 – 2:00 pm (GMT)

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Entrepreneurship: Meetings of young entrepreneurs and young African startups with international investors
3:00 – 6:00 pm (GMT)

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Women Leaders Forum

Gender and Response to COVID-19

Wednesday, Dec. 9
9:00 – 10:30 am (GMT)

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Co-Chairs:
Prof Fatou Sow SARR
Director of Gender Laboratory (Senegal)

Ms Ouided BOUCHAMAOUI
President of the Tunisian Union of Industry,
Commerce and Handicrafts; Nobel Peace Prize 2015 (Tunisia)

Panelists:
Ms Ndèye Salimata DIOP DIENG
Minister of Women, Family, Gender and Child Protection (Senegal) (video)

Ms Oulimata SARR
Regional Director, UN Women

Panelists:
Prof Abdou Salam FALL
Director of the Research Laboratory on
Economic and Social Transformations (LARTES) (Senegal)

Ms Vanessa MOUNGAR
Director of Gender and Civil Society at the African Development Bank (ADB-Côte d’Ivoire)

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Women Leaders Forum

Place of Women in Innovation Related to COVID-19

Wednesday, Dec. 9
11:00 am – 12:30 pm (GMT)

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Co-Chairs:
Prof Senait FISSEHA
Director of International Programs at the Susan Thompson Buffet Foundation and Advisor to the Director General of WHO

Prof Serigne Maguèye GUEYE
President of the Institute for Training and Research in Urology and Family Health IFRU (Senegal)

Panelists:
Ms. Alexandra PALT
President of the L’Oréal Foundation (France)

Prof Fatou Binetou SARR
Teacher and researcher at UFR Thiès;
Laureate of the Macky SALL Grand Prize for Innovation (Senegal)

Ms Dee PUNUNGWE
Expert in Leadership Development and Social Impact Analysis (Zimbabwe)

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Women Leaders Forum

Contribution of Professional Women in the Response Against COVID-19: State of Play, Challenges and Perspectives

Wednesday, Dec. 9
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm (GMT)

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Co-Chairs:
Dr Raymonde GOUDOU COFFIE
Minister of Culture and La Francophonie (Côte d’Ivoire)

Prof Sue DESMOND-HELLMAN
Former CEO, Senior Advisor, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (USA)

Panelists:
Minister Sophie GLADIMA
Minister of Petroleum and Energy (Senegal) (video)

Ms Aida Diop NDIAYE
President of Women In Mining (Senegal)

Panelists:
Dr Marie Khemesse NGOM NDIAYE
Director General of Health and President of the National Committee for the Management of Epidemics (Senegal)

Ms Oley DIBBA WADDA
President of GAM African Leadership Institute (Gambia)

Dr Sophie COULBARY
President, Association of Women Doctors of Senegal AFEMS (Senegal)

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Galien Forum Africa

FORUM INAUGURAL SESSION

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Thursday, Dec. 10
9:00 – 9:30 am (GMT)

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H. E Macky SALL
President of the Republic of Senegal
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Director-General of the World Health Organization

Galien Forum Africa

The Response of African Countries to the COVID-19 Pandemic – Part 1:

  • Current Situation of the Response, Challenges and Prospects
  • Screening Strategies for a Person Suspected of COVID-19: State of Play, Strengths, Points for Improvement and Recommendations
  • Management of Patients Positive for Sars-Cov2: Management, Challenges and Perspectives
Thursday, Dec. 10
9:30 – 11:00 am (GMT)

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Co-Chairs:
Dr R. Matshidiso MOETI
Regional Director of the WHO Regional Office for Africa (AFRO)

Dr John NKENGASONG
Director of the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)

Panelists:
Dr Ngoy NSENGA
Incident Manager for COVID-19 and Program Manager for Emergency Response at WHO AFRO

Dr Abdoulaye BOUSSO
Director of the Senegal Emergency Health Operations Center (Senegal)

Prof Olayinka Olusola OMIGBODUN
Dean of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan (Nigeria)

Panelists:
Dr Amadou Alpha SALL
Director of the Pasteur Institute in Dakar (Senegal)

Dr Yenew Kebede TEBEJE
African Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), (South Africa)

Prof Moussa SEYDI
Head of Infectious and Tropical Diseases SMIT (Senegal)

Prof Serge EHOLIE
Professor of Infectious and Tropical Diseases at Treichville University, Head of the ALERRT work platform (Ivory Coast)

Prof Apolline SONDO
Head of the Infectious and Tropical Diseases Department SMIT of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

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Galien Forum Africa

The Response of African Countries to the COVID-19 Pandemic – Part 2:

  • Multisectoral and Community Participation: Strengths, Weaknesses and Recommendations
  • Contribution of Traditional Medicine in the Response Against COVID-19: State of Play, Challenges and Prospects
  • COVID-19 Drug Supply Chain in Africa: Challenges and Perspectives
Thursday, Dec. 10
11:30 am – 1:00 pm (GMT)

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Co-Chairs:
M. Abdoulaye Diouf SARR
Minister of Health and Social Action (Senegal)

Prof Peter PIOT
Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Panelists:
Prof Cheikh Ibrahima NIANG
Socio-anthropologist, Faculty of Science and Technology – Cheikh Anta Diop University (Senegal)

Ms Yacine DJIBO
Managing Director of Speak Up Africa

Pr Francis OMASWA
Executive Director of the African Center for Global Health and Social Transformation;
2019 NOGUCHI Prize Laureate (Uganda)

Patient testimony
M. Amadou Tidiane WONE
Former Minister of Culture (Senegal)

Prof Rokia SANOGO
Head of the traditional medicine department of the National Institute of Public Health of Mali, and Vice-president of the Advisory Committee on Traditional Medicine for WHO

Panelists:
Prof Emmanuel BASSENE
Associate of Pharmacognosy and Head of the Traditional Medicine Division at the Ministry of Health and Social Action (Senegal)

Prof Alain Djacoba TEHINDRAZANARIVELO
Neurologist and member of the African Regional Expert Committee on Traditional Medicine (Madagascar)

Dr Alassane BA
Director of the Humanitarian Center for Pharmacy Trades (CHMP France)

Dr Annette SECK NDIAYE
Director of the National Pharmacy of Supply (Senegal)

Prof Mohamed Khaled CHOULI
Head of Department of Pre-clinical Sciences and Manager of Large Social Organizations (Morocco)

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Galien Forum Africa

Health and Socio-Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa – Part 1:

  • Resilience of Health Systems and Continuity of Care: State of Play, Challenges and Perspectives
  • Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Natural Resources Sector
  • Socio-Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Thursday, Dec. 10
2:30 – 4:00 pm (GMT)

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Co-Chairs:
Prof Claudine LOUGUE
Minister of Health (Burkina Faso)

M. Elhadj As SY
President of Kofi ANNAN Foundation

Mr Ibrahima Cheikh DIONG
Director General of ARC / UN

Panelists:
Dr Youssoupha NDIAYE
Director of Planning, Research and Statistics (Ministry of Health – Senegal)

Dr Diane GASHUMBA
Former Minister of Health (Rwanda)

Mr Abdou Aziz SY
Managing Director of Sabodala Gold

Ms Helen CLARK
President of EITI International

Dr Muhammad Ali PATE
World Bank Group Director General of Health, Nutrition and Population and Director of GFF (WB-USA)

Panelists:
Prof Majesty Ihou WATEBA
Minister of Health and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Lomé (Togo)

Mr Nathan BELETE
Director of Operations for Senegal, Mauritania, Guinea Bissau, Gambia and Republic of Cape Verde, World Bank

Mr Amadou HOTT
Minister of Economy, Planning and Cooperation (Senegal)

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Galien Forum Africa

Health and Socio-Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa – Part 2:

  • Transdisciplinarity to Advance COVID-19 Response
  • Financing the Response to COVID-19
Thursday, Dec. 10
4:30 – 6:00 pm (GMT)

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Co-Chairs:
Dr Michèle VESCHOORE
Medical Director of L’Oréal (France)

Pr Ibrahima SECK
Head of Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Coordinator of the Scientific Committee of the Galien Africa Forum (Senegal)

Panelists:
Prof Cheikh MBOW
Inaugural Director of Future Africa, University of Pretoria (South Africa)

Presentation of the November 18, 2020 satellite event in Pretoria

Panelists:
Prof Mamadou Guelaye SALL
President of the Country Coordinating Mechanism of the CCM Global Fund (Senegal)

Ms Gargee GHOSH
President of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Mr Carl MANLAN
Operational Director of the ECOBANK Foundation

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Galien Forum Africa

Research Facing COVID-19 – Part 1:

  • Ethics and Bioethics
  • Clinical Trials in Africa
Friday, Dec. 11
9:00 – 10:30 am (GMT)

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Co-Chairs:
Prof Souleymane MBOUP
Chairman and CEO of the Institute for Health Research, Epidemiological Surveillance and Training – IRESSEF (Senegal)

Prof Toumani CORRAH
Executive Director African Research Excellence Fund (AREF) (London – Gambia- USA)

Panelists:
Prof Lukas K. SOSOE
Teacher University of Luxembourg

Prof Pierre EFFA
President of the Pan-African Ethics and Bioethics Congress (COPAB/ African Union), (Cameroun)

Panelists:
Prof Mohamed SOUMAH
Head of the Department of Forensics and Occupational Medicine of the General Hospital Idrissa Pouye and Certified Expert for the National Council of Donation and Transplantation (Senegal)

Prof Salim Abdool KARIM
Director of Centre for AIDS Program of Research in South Africa – CAPRISA (South Africa)

Dr Farba FAYE
Clinical Research Coordinator at the Institut Pasteur de Dakar – IPD (Senegal)

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Galien Forum Africa

Research Facing COVID-19 – Part 2:

  • COVID-19 vaccine: How far has research come and what is the perspective for equitable access on the African continent
  • Research Funding: State of Play and Perspectives
Friday, Dec. 11
11:00 am – 12:30 pm (GMT)

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Co-Chairs:
Mr Cheikh Oumar ANNE
Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation MESRI (Senegal)

Ms Marie-Ange SARAKA-YAO
Managing Director, Resource Mobilisation and Private Sector Partnerships at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Geneva)

Panelists:
Prof Papa Salif SOW
Professor of Infectious Diseases; Global Health Diplomacy Expert (E.U)

Panelists:
Mr Richard J. HATCHETT
Director General, Coalition for Innovations in Epidemic Preparedness CEPI

Prof Amadou Gallo DIOP
Director-General for Research and Innovation; Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (Senegal)

Pr Daouda NDIAYE
Research Professor at UCAD, Special Advisor at the University of Havard (Senegal)

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Galien Forum Africa

Africa Post COVID-19 – Part 1:

  • What New Health System?
  • Intersectorality, One Health and Decentralization
Friday, Dec. 11
2:30 – 4:00 pm (GMT)

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Co-Chairs:
Dr Richard Nchabi KAMWI
Member of the National Assembly RBM and Africa CDC Champion, Former Minister of Health (Namibia)

Ms Aminata MBENGUE NDIAYE
President High Council of Territorial Communities HCCT (Senegal)

Panelists:
Dr Lucile IMBOUA-NIAVA
WHO Resident Representative

John NKENGASONG
Director of the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)

Panelists:
Dr Adjaratou D. NDIAYE
One Health Senegal Platform Representative

Pr Stanley OKOLO
Director General of WAHO (WAHO-Burkina Faso)

M. Adama DIOUF
Expert in territorial development and public governance; President of the Association of Presidents of Departments, UAEL (Senegal)

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Galien Forum Africa

Africa Post COVID-19 – Part 2:

  • What Place For Digital Health and Innovations?
  • Place of Local Production in the Pharmaceutical Sector
Friday, Dec. 11
4:30 – 6:00 pm (GMT)

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Co-Chairs:
Dr Michel SIDIBE
Former Minister of Health of Mali

Dr Ibrahima Socé FALL
Assistant Director-General for Emergency Response (WHO-Geneva)

Panelists:
Dr Adam M. SELAMNIA
Health Digital expert (Luxembourg)

Dr Ibrahima Khalilou DIA
Coordinator of the Digital Health Unit Ministry of Health and Social Action (Senegal)

Dr Moredreck CHIBI
Innovation Program Officer at the WHO Africa Regional Office

Panelists:
Dr Mouhamadou SOW
Managing Director of Téranga Pharma «Ensuring the pharmaceutical sovereignty of Senegal»

Dr Martha SMIT
Life Sciences, Africa (Private Pharmaceutical Sector South Africa)

Mr Djiby DIAGNE
Operational Monitoring Office of the Emerging Senegal Plan (BOS – PSE) (Senegal)

Dr Philippe DUNETON
Executive Director of UNITAID

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Galien Forum Africa

Closing Remarks and Launch of the Prix Galien Africa

Friday, Dec. 11
6:00 – 7:00 pm (GMT)

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