Central Topics

The central themes of the Regional Meeting 2021 are in line with the African journey towards meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals and achieving universal health coverage.

COVID-19 pandemic in Africa

Advancing Technology for Health in Africa

The impact of information and communications technologies in health has grown tremendously. These technologies are a key mediator in service delivery and development in Africa.

Universal Health Coverage

Africa has a high population of young people. These youth are growing up in a context of widespread poverty, high rates of unemployment, rapid urbanization, often limited educational opportunities and rapid socio-cultural transformations. Theses challenges have far-reaching implications for their health and well-being.

Global Health Security & Infectious Diseases

The threat to global health of infectious diseases remains significant today. Preparedness and response to infectious diseases is a matter of global interest. International health regulations have been adopted to support countries but few have implemented these.

Non-Communicable Diseases

Non-communicable diseases continue to be the leading cause of death globally. In Africa, they are stretching already limited resources. Early action will stem the tide.

Inter-Sectoral Action for Health.

The SDGs are interconnected and interdependent. Traditional governance and health delivery approaches that are siloed will need to be reviewed.  Implementation of the High Commission on Social Determinants of Health recommendations will go  a long way in achieving SDGs.


Regional Meeting Uganda 2021

June 27 – 30, 2021
Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda


Prof Charles Ibingira
International President 2020 / 2021
World Health Summit
+256 772 437351

Hanifah N. Bukirwa
Secretariat Director 2020 / 2021
World Health Summit Regional Meeting Uganda
+256 782 036721


The World Health Summit Regional Meeting 2021 will be hosted and organized by Makerere University in partnership with the Government of Uganda.

Makerere University    About Makerere


Makerere University College of Health Sciences is the oldest medical training college in East Africa with over 80 years in operation.

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