Building Sustainable Research Capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa to Detect Emerging Infectious Diseases


Monday, July 27, 2020, 11:00am


Virtual Event - Details Below

A panel of experts from 5 countries will set out to explore the challenges faced by lack of research capacity around infectious diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, a deficit that is ultimately threatening the health of millions of people living in this region. The panel will aim to offer ideas for opportunities and innovations in this field – including training the next generation of equitable researchers and infectious disease specialists through post-graduate degree programs, and increased investment in facilities such as laboratories to further critical research around novel infectious diseases. The discussion will explore the important role external funders can play in financing research capacity strengthening activities in SSA, as well as supporting individual researchers to develop contextually relevant solutions and advance national health priorities in this field.

ORGANIZER: University of Global Health Equity