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Kagame receives Director of Africa CDC and Prof. Fisseha

By IGIHE
On 6 December 2021 at 05:42

President Paul Kagame has received the Director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), Dr. John Nkengasong and Prof Senait Fisseha, the Director of Global Programs at the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation ahead of the Meeting on Partnerships for Vaccine Manufacturing in Africa convened by the African Union, Africa CDC, African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat and the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD).

Rwanda’s Presidency has revealed that they were hosted at Village Urugwiro on Sunday 5th December 2021 but did not mention areas of discussions.

The discussions were also attended by Rwanda’s Minister of Health, Dr. Daniel Ngamije.

The Meeting on Partnerships for Vaccine Manufacturing in Africa will take place in Rwanda from 6th to 7th December 2021.

It is taking place at a time when Rwanda is among other African countries selected as vaccine manufacturing hubs.

The plant to be established in Rwanda is expected to help the continent reduce over-reliance on imported vaccines.

Dr. Nkengasong and Prof. Fisseha last met with Kagame in May 2021 at Village Urugwiro.

Susan Thompson Buffet Foundation is a charitable not-for-profit organization focused on promoting the health of women and girls throughout the world.

Prof. Fisseha is a globally-recognized leader in reproductive health and rights and a lifelong gender champion.

She currently serves as the Director of Global Programs at the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, as well as Chief Advisor to the Director General of the World Health Organization.

Dr. Nkengasong is also a leading virologist with over 30 years’ experience in public health.

As the founding director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and former deputy principal director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Center for Global Health, Dr. Nkengasong has used his public health expertise to champion effective and accessible approaches to strengthening global health equity.

During COVID-19, he was also appointed as special envoy to the director general of the World Health Organization for pandemic preparedness and response.

Dr. John Nkengasong and Prof. Senait Fisseha along with Rwanda's Minister of Health, Dr. Daniel Ngamije at Village Urugwiro.

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