Zambia set to host 3rd International Conference on Public Health in Africa


Government has announced that Zambia was ready to host the Africa Centre for Disease Control (CDC) third International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA 2023) slated for November 28.

Health Minister, Sylvia Masebo, confirmed the pre-commencement of the conference with three successful featured sessions for each of its nine tracks.

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These tracks, Masebo, said covered essential discussions on pandemic preparedness, women’s health, mental health, holistic societal approaches, digital innovations in health, the impact of climate change on health and issues related to non-communicable diseases.

Addressing journalists in Lusaka on Thursday, Masebo indicated that 18 percent of the 3,700 registered delegates for the conference were Zambians, totaling 666 participants.

“I wish to encourage more Zambian scientists and public health practitioners to take advantage of the conference being hosted within the country and join in for networking and knowledge gain,” Masebo said.

The conference is being held under the theme “Breaking Barriers: Repositioning Africa in the global health architecture.”

She said the Ministry would continue to work towards finding solutions to manage the country’s health systems, mitigate threats and emergencies.

Masebo highlighted a new dimension introduced for the 3rd CPHIA conference, termed “Walk to Life,” aligning with the agenda to address noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

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