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Enhancing governance and accountability at national, regional and global levels to achieve Universal Health Coverage


Oct 29, 2018 3:08 PM Nairobi

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Dr Delanyo Dovlo
Former Director of the Health Systems and Services @WHO Regional Office for Africa (AFRO), Brazzaville, Congo
Dr. Delanyo Dovlo, retired as Director of Health Systems and Services at the WHO Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) in July 2018. He previously served as WHO Representative to Rwanda, and Health Systems Adviser at WHO-HQ. He trained as a general practice and public health physician in Ghana and the UK, and has had over 35 years clinical and public health experience. He was a Director of Human Resources Development in the Ministry of Health of Ghana, and part of the leadership team that developed the Ghana Health Service. He has consulted for various organizations (WHO, World Bank, UNICEF, Commonwealth Secretariat, DFID-UK etc) on HRH, Health Systems Strengthening and Health Sector Reforms. Dr Dovlo qualified as a physician from the University of Ghana Medical School, and has an MPH from the University of Leeds, UK. He obtained the Membership of the West Africa College of Physicians and is a foundation fellow of the Ghana College of Physicians & Surgeons.
Dr Belay Begashaw (PhD)
Director General @The Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa, Kigali, Rwanda
Prior to being appointed as Director General to the SDGC/A, Dr. Begashaw was the founding Director of the Columbia Global Centers for Africa. He joined Columbia University, Earth Institute (EI), in January 2009, where he served as Senior Agriculture Policy Specialist and Director of MDG center for Eastern and Southern Africa. He also has served as the Associate Director of the Agriculture and Food Security Center of the EI. Dr. Begashaw has over 20 years of experience in agriculture extension and rural development, ranging from a grass-roots development agent to the Minister of Agriculture for Ethiopia. In the past ten years, Dr. Begashaw has done extensive consulting and advisory work to several public and international organizations in the area of food security, poverty reduction and investment, climate change and resilience building, development finance and governance. Dr. Begashaw earned his MPA degree from Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, M.Sc. from University of Reading.
Ms. Evalin K. Karijo
Director, Youth Advocacy, Amref Health Africa. Member of the UHC Service Delivery Committee – Kenya
Ms. Evalin Karijo is the Director of Y-ACT, Youth in Action, an initiative of Amref Health Africa and the Advocacy Accelerator, and the fastest growing network of youth advocates & youth advocacy organizations in the region. Y-ACT promotes Meaningful Youth Engagement in policy and decision-making processes with a focus on Gender Equality and Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights (SRHR). Ms. Karijo is a Public Health specialist and holds a Global Executive MBA (Health Leadership & Management) from USIU-Africa. She is the Chairperson of AHAIC 2019 Youth Pre-conference – Amref’s 2nd Pan Africa convening of youth from across Africa that will focus on youth skills building and will culminate with the development of a toolkit on meaningful youth engagement to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and youth actions to hold government leaders accountable to commitments made to improve youth access to SRHR services and information.