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Global Health Security -- Focus Africa
Thursday, 30. June 2016, 19:00 - 22:00
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Recent outbreaks of Zika in the Americas, and Ebola in West Africa have exposed vulnerabilities in the global health system. West Africa often presents a particular challenge, with its growing population, often poor infrastructure, and vulnerable health systems. This leads to increasingly visible dangers which can no longer be ignored by Europe due to its geographical vicinity and growing exchange of people and goods with the African continent.

In order to facilitate a productive exchange on the topic, we are pleased to invite you to an interactive and involving discussion that is, among others, to address these questions:

  • Is a global pandemic likely to start in Africa?
  • What are the possible implications on the political and economic stability in the world?
  • What can be done by Europe and by Africa to lower the probability of an outbreak?
  • How well is Germany prepared for the arrival of a pandemic?


19h00 Welcome by Geerd-Dietger Hoffmann, eHealth Africa
19h05 Panel discussion moderated by Julius Murke, Young Leaders for Health

  • Prof. Dr. Anna Holzscheiter, Head of the WZB and FU Berlin Junior Research Group ‘Governance for Global Health’
  • Prof. Dr. Heinz Zeichhardt, Vice President, German Association for the Control of Viral Diseases
  • Dr. Annamarie Bindenagel Šehović, Researcher, EL-CSID, Horizon2020, University of Warwick
  • Dr. Tim Eckmanns, Head Unit Healthcare-associated Infections, Surveillance of Antibiotic Resistance and Consumption, Robert Koch Institute
  • Geerd-Dietger Hoffmann, CTO, eHealth Africa

19h40 Interactive group discussions with the audience
20h15 Drinks and snacks


  • WeWork
  • EL-CSID (European Leadership in Cultural, Science and Innovation Diplomacy)

For questions, please refer to Natalya Nepomnyashcha (Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!).

Facebook event can be found here.

Location WeWork - Kemperplatz 1, 10785 Berlin, Germany
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