HEALTH & WATER AT THE CORE OF THE EU-AFRICA PARTNERSHIP

A ROADMAP TO A HEALTHY AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

 

The Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) EU team is happy to invite you to our high-level event under the auspices of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU and in collaboration with WaterAid, which will take place on Friday 9 July at 14:00 CET.

As part of the Slovenian Presidency, DSW and WaterAid are organising a high-level event on health for all as a priority of the new EU-Africa partnership, outlining the importance for the European Union and African Union to strengthen their cooperation in health, and in that framework, to pay stronger attention to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and the lack of access to water, sanitation and hygiene in healthcare facilities in particular in sub-Saharan Africa. The event will aim at strengthening the political will of both EU and African decision-makers in including health and water as priorities in the future EU-Africa Partnership. 

The event will be moderated by Anya Sitaram, Founding Director Rockhopper Media and BBC Tomorrow's World presenter.

Among our confirmed speakers are:

  • Stanislav Raščan, Slovenian State Secretary for Foreign Affairs

  • Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda, Health Minister from Malawi (tbc)

  • Jutta Urpilainen, EU Commissioner for International Partnerships (video message)

  • Dedo Mate Kodjo, WaterAid Pan Africa Programme Manager

  • Dr. Githinji Gitahi, Global Chief Executive Officer, Amref Health Africa

  • Rosemary Mburu, Waci Health Executive Director

  • MEP Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, rapporteur for the European Parliament report on the EU-Africa strategy

  • Dr. Ahmed Ogwell Ouma, Deputy Director, African CDC

  • Marjeta Jager, Deputy Director-General DG INTPA, European Commission

  • Lisa Goerlitz, Head of Brussels Office, Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW)

  • Arben Fetai, Head of EU Policy, Aidsfonds

    A Q&A will be held for the audience to interact with the panelists. 

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