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Preparing for the Next Pandemic – Lessons from COVID-19 for Africa

Apr 13, 2021 03:00 PM in West Central Africa

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Dr. Mwenya Kasonde
Global Health consultant @USAID, UNICEF & WHO
Dr. Mwenya Kasonde is an emergency medicine physician and Global Health consultant for agencies including USAID, UNICEF and the WHO, as well as the private sector. She previously served as Assistant Director for Global Health at the Ministry of Health in Zambia. Having worked for the National Health Service in the UK as a physician for many years, her focus has turned to empowering lower- and middle-income countries to impact and participate in global health policy implementation. She studied at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. She also holds a diploma in Health Economics from University College Dublin and is currently studying for her Masters in Global Health at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. She is passionate about economic empowerment, women’s rights and the attainment of Universal Health Coverage for all.
Dr. Yele Aluko MD, MBA
Chief Medical Officer @EY Americas
Dr. Yele Aluko is the chief medical officer in EY Americas Business Consulting Health Sector. He is a proven physician executive and leader, with 25 years of clinical and administrative health system experience prior to joining Ernst & Young LLP in 2016. He advises health system clients on strategy, business and clinical operations providing C-Suite executives insight on health industry megatrends and enterprise growth opportunities. He is a member of the EY COVID-19 Pandemic Response Team where he advises EY leadership on return-to-workplace strategies that prioritize the health and safety of its employees. As a member of the EY COVID-19 Enterprise Resiliency Team, he provides client insight on return-to-work strategies and solutions designed to preserve workforce well-being and safety during and in the aftermath of COVID-19.
Dr. Christian Bime
Medical Director @University Medical Center Tucson
Dr. Bime joined the University of Arizona School of Medicine faculty as Assistant Professor of Medicine (Tenure Eligible) in 2013 after completing his fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. He holds a Master’s of Science degree in epidemiology from Michigan State University in East Lansing (2012) and a Medical Degree from the Université de Yaoundé, in Cameroon, where he graduated top of his class (2001). He completed his residency in internal medicine at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan (2008) and also served as Chief Resident (2009). Dr. Bime has won multiple research grants and awards and has contributed multiple scientific publications to general medicine and pulmonary related journals.