The Harvard University Center for African Studies Africa Office invites you to the Virtual Joseph S. Agyepong Distinguished Lecture on Public Health in Africa on May 20, 2022, at 9am EDT | 3pm CAT.
Hosted virtually by the Africa Office, the 2022 Joseph S. Agyepong Distinguished Lecture on Public Health in Africa will feature a conversation on Africa’s Public Health Agenda by Dr. Agnes Binagwaho and Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate. Dr. Agnes Binagwaho is Vice Chancellor and Co-founder of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), former Minister of Health in Rwanda, and the Senior Lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate is the Julio Frenk Professor of Public Health Leadership, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health, and former Minister of State for Health in Nigeria. He is Co-chair of the Initiative on the Future of Health and Economic Resilience in Africa (FHERA).
The Joseph S. Agyepong Distinguished Lecture on Public Health in Africa provides a platform for the Harvard University Center for African Studies to explore topics related to public health in Africa by engaging leaders, policy makers, researchers, and academics around Africa's health and development goals. Through this lecture, the Harvard Center for African Studies contributes to a global repository of knowledge, develops actionable solutions for policymaking, and inspires new directions in academic research. The lecture series builds upon an existing CAS research initiative in Climate Change, Agriculture, Nutrition, and Health, which convenes scholars from across Africa and Harvard University to evaluate current data and policy interventions, develop innovative collaborative research projects, and convene working groups in recognition of the ongoing changes in global climate that threaten agriculture and human health across the globe.