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Recognizing the need for the private sector's role in strengthening Africa's health systems broadly and the response to COVID-19 specifically, CCA launched the U.S.-Africa Health Security and Resilience Initiative (HSRI) in December 2020. In its first year, HSRI task force members have brought together U.S. and African leaders from government, the private sector, and multilateral organizations to drive increased trade and investment in Africa's health sector as well as highlight private sector solutions to pandemic related challenges and longer-term issues impacting health service delivery in Africa.

This virtual anniversary event will bring together key U.S. and African business executives and senior government and multilateral organization officials to highlight partnership opportunities, best practices and policies that support transformation in disease preparedness, universal health coverage, and trade and investment in Africa's health systems through more focused private sector engagement. The event will also showcase and celebrate HSRI's accomplishments to date and set the scene for next year.

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Morayor Essieh


Dr. Anton Bizzell

CEO of The Bizzell Group LLC

Dr. Mohamed El Sahili

Chief Executive Officer at Medland Health Services

Sally Ethelston

Director, Resource Mobilization and Outreach, Malaria Vaccines of PATH

Dr. John Nkengasong

Director of Africa Centers for Disease Control

Ikechukwu Ofuani

Worldwide, Government Affairs and Policy, West Africa at Johnson and Johnson

Dr. Jeffrey Sturchio

Chairman at CCA and Rabin Martin

Christopher Whitfield

General Manager, Africa Region, Global Patient Solutions at Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Patrick van der Loo

Regional Vice President for Africa and Middle East at Pfizer inc

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