Thursday 4 August 2022

07:00 – 08:30

Meeting of the new Governing Council

Venue: Main Auditorium

08:30 – 09:30


Venue: Main Auditorium

09:30 – 10:30

Breakout Session 5:1

Moderators: Gift Matope /Donald Tanyanyiwa

Venue: Diamond Room A


Topic: Sickle Haemoglobinopathy reseArch in Zimbabwe and Zambia (SHAZ)

Name: Patience Kuona

University of Zimbabwe


Topic: Rising to the challange: Increased pipeline of Kenyan researchers through an innovative research elective

Name: Ruth Nduati

University of Nairobi


Topic: Climate Change and COVID-19: Emerging Paradigms on Urgent Action in Combating Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa

Name: Leonard Chitongo

University of KwaZulu-Natal


Topic: The Prof. James Hakim Leadership Programme: Nurturing health professions education leaders in Africa

Name: Mubuuke Aloysius Gonzaga

Makerere University


Topic: Coverage and socio-economic inequalities in cervical cancer screening in Low- and Middle-Income Countries between 2010 and 2019

Name: Derrick Bary Abila

Makerere University



09:30 – 10:30

Breakout Session 5:2

Moderators: Walter Mangezi/Moses Simuyemba

Venue: Diamond Room B


Topic: Representaciones Sociales de la obesidad y COVID-19: Reconfigurando el Contexto Social

Name: Arely Aide López González

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México


Topic: The Need to Extend Pharmacist Roles in light of COVID-19 and Universal Health Coverage in Zimbabwe

Name: Douglas Chiutsi

University of KwaZulu-Natal


Topic: Experiences with Setting up SARS-CoV-2 Laboratory Diagnosis during the COVID-19 pandemic

Name: Dorinda Mukura

University of Zimbabwe


Topic: A process evaluation of COVID-19 infection, prevention, and control practices at a clinical research facility in Zimbabwe

Name: Sandra Betty Kokera

University of Zimbabwe


Topic: Knowledge, preparedness, and attitude towards COVID-19 among health profession students in Sub-Saharan Africa: A cross-sectional survey

Name: Kolawole Ifeoluwapo Oluwafunke

University of Ibadan



09:30 – 10:30

Breakout Session 5:3

Moderators: Joe Banhwa/Thulani Magwali

Venue: Sapphire


Topic: Community Health Worker perspectives on advocacy: Investigating the scope for advocacy training for community health workers in resource-limited settings

Name: Job Nophiwe

Stanford Center for Health Education


Topic: Bridging Gaps in COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery in Sudan: The Community Medical Response Team Vaccination Campaign

Name: Fadul Nada

University of Nebraska Medical Center


Topic: How did sexual risk behaviour for HIV acquisition change during the Covid-19 pandemic in Manicaland, Zimbabwe?

Name: Rebekah Emily Rose Morris

Imperial College London


Topic: Increasing the proportion of stable Persons Living with HIV (PLHIV) enrolled on Community Retail Pharmacy Drug Distribution Point (CRPDDP), a DSD model at Mulago Immune Suppression Syndrome (Mulago ISS) Clinic amidst the effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Name: Amongi Jennifer Oloi

Makerere University




Workshop 6: NIH Grant Writing for Success

Convener: AFREhealth

Venue: Main Auditorium

10:30 – 11:00 

Tea Break

11:30 – 12:30

PLENARY 7: CLOSING CEREMONY – (HANDING OVER & AWARDS CEREMONY) Prof Rangarirai Masanganise/Georgina Yeboah

Venue: Main Auditorium


Goodwill message:

Name: Amb.Eric Goosby

University of California San Francisco


Awards, introduction of new office bearers and 2023 symposium host Name: Elsie Kiguli-Malwadde

President, African Forum for Research and Education in Health


Name: Prof Rangarirai Masanganise

Chair, Local Organising Committee, University of Zimbabwe 


Closing remarks

Name: Prof Dr Amon Murwira

Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development, Zimbabwe


Vote of Thanks

Name: Georgina Yeboah

Executive Director, African Forum for Research and Education in Health


Poster presentations: Foyer


Topic: Analysis of the impact of the covid-19 pandemic on the implementation of malaria control program activities in DRC

Name: Ngombe Kaseba Andre

Universite de Lubumbashi


Topic: Awareness and acceptance of covid-19 vaccine among health workers at a South-West Federal Teaching Hospital, Nigeria

Name: Simeon Kayode Olubiyi

University of Ilorin


Topic: A Retrospective Cross-Sectional Study of Antibiotic Consumption Pattern at the Tamale Teaching Hospital

Name: Kwaw Anthony

Tamale Teaching Hospital


Topic: Nurse Educators’ views on the implementation of Simulation-Based Education in Lesotho

Name: Pule Solomon Moabi

Scott College of Nursing


Topic: Impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the maternal health of pregnant women in Oyo State

Name: Kolawole Ifeoluwapo Oluwafunke

University of Ibadan


Topic: Health workforce deployment and utilization inefficiencies in COVID - 19 clinical care management: Lessons from Lusaka

Name: Fastone Goma

University of Zambia


Topic: Analysis of the internal framework of the newly established Health Center of the Orthodox Church in Kinshasa, DR Congo

Name: Michael Dandoulakis

Health Center of Kinshasha


Topic: SWOT analysis for the deployment of an urban Health Center in Kinshasa, DR Congo

Name: Michael Dandoulakis

Health Center of Kinshasha


Topic: PEST analysis for the deployment of an urban Health Center in Kinshasa, DR Congo

Name: Michael Dandoulakis

Health Center of Kinshasha


Topic: A Health Profession Student-led Community Response Program for Home management of COVID-19 in Sudan: Implementation and Preliminary Outcomes

Name: Fadul Nada

University of Nebraska Medical Center


Topic: Gender differences in Health-related Quality of Life, Clinical profile and Outcomes in Adults with Heart Failure in Nigeria

Name: Amusa Ganiyu Adeniyi

University of Jos


Topic: Strengthening health systems in Africa through entrepreneurship and innovation education for medical professionals – Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic

Name: Benjamin Azariah Mosiwa

University of Edinburgh


Topic: Psychopathological Health Impact Of Horticultural Therapy In Post-Pandemic Era For the Treatment of Mental Disorders in Africa: The Way Forward

Name: Dalhatu Adamu

Bayero University


Topic: Effect of Cognitive and Behavioural Interventions on Tuberculosis Treatment Outcomes Using the Information – Motivation - Behavioural Skill Model in Plateau State, Nigeria

Name: Comfort Nanbam Sariem

University of Jos


Topic: Inputting incentives into essential care delivery as a health utilization initiative among women of reproductive age

Name: Agbo Hadiza Abigail

University of Jos


Topic: Acceptability and willingness to use mobile health among older persons with and without HIV/AIDS and in Oyo State, southwestern Nigeria

Name: Cadmus Eniola Olubukola

University of Ibadan


Topic: Contact tracing au début de la pandémie de Covid-19 dans la province du Haut-Katanga, RDC

Name: Christelle Kapopo Mwewa

Université de Lubumbashi


Topic: Revue Intra Action: outil d'identification des progrès des activités de la vaccination COVID-19

Name: Michel Kabamba Nzaji

RTI Congo


Topic: Initiatives to enhance medical subspecialist training in Zambia: A cross-sectional analysis

Name: Violet Kayamba

University of Zambia


Topic: Leveraging in-country collaborations to expand health equity during COVID-19 pandemic: An analysis of HEPI consortium in Zimbabwe

Name: Antony Matsika

University of Zimbabwe


Topic: Knowledge, attitude and practices on hand hygiene during COVID -19 among healthcare workers in the Suntreso Government Hospital, Kumasi - Ghana

Name: Sheila Agyeiwaa Owusu

University for Development Studies, Tamale


Topic: Perspectives on Risk Screening for HIV Testing - A Qualitative Study from Zimbabwe

Name: Hamufare Dumisani Mugauri

University of Zimbabwe


Topic: Experiences and lessons learned while implementing COVID-19 Observational studies at University of Zimbabwe Clinical Trials Research Centre during the COVID 19 pandemic

Name: Muchaneta Bhondai-Mhuri

University of Zimbabwe


Topic: Biorepository Management to support Clinical Trials Research in the COVID-19 Era: University of Zimbabwe Clinical Trials Research Centre experience

Name: Tinashe Chidemo

University of Zimbabwe


Topic: Remote Assessment in Maintaining Medical Laboratory Accreditation during COVID-19 Pandemic - A Research Laboratory Experience

Name: Elaine Mwandiwata

University of Zimbabwe


Topic: Mobile Application to Bridge Digital Divide in Interprofessional HIV Interprofessional Training

Name: Keneilwe Motlhatlhedi

University of Botswana


Topic: Improve quality of care and evidence-based approaches at teaching hospitals in Kenya

Name: Dalton Wamalwa

University of Nairobi


Topic: Sero-prevalence and factors associated with COVID-19 infection among residents of Kaduna State Northwest Nigeria

Name: Garba Muhammad Bello

Ahmadu Bello university Zaria


Topic: Health workforce deployment and utilization inefficiencies in COVID-19 clinical care management: Lessons from Lusaka

Name: Fastone Mathew Goma

University of Zambia


Topic: Dirisana+: a multi-national collaborative project improving undergraduate and postgraduate student learning experiences in post-Covid-19 era

Name: Olli A. Vainio

University of Turku