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Health Biotechnology Conversations To Unpack Africa's Preparedness For a COVID-19 Vaccine

Updated: Aug 11, 2020

On Monday, 24 August 2020, The BIO Africa Convention will kick off with a focus on Health Biotechnology, Finance/ Investments, as well as international partnerships. These essential discussions will be presented by a line up of renowned experts in health, science, and technology.

At the start of that day’s programme is a high-level inter-ministerial plenary, including keynote speakers such as; Prof. Salim Abdool Karim, Dr Lawrence Banks, and Mr Butana Mboniswa.

The plenary will unpack the similarities and lessons of Africa’s experience with Ebola and the applicability in the fight against COVID-19.

The health biotech session will delve into some hard-hitting questions relating to Antibiotic Resistance and Oncology, Therapeutics, Diagnostics, Vaccines, repurposing drugs, antigen/antibody tests, manufacturing for Africa’s health, as well as Natural Medicines and epidemic preparedness.

In parallel streams, there will be sessions discussing the below topics around Finance, Investment and Market Access, as well as International Partnerships.

This year's event will take place virtually, and access to the convention will be free of charge. Registration is now open.

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