29, October 2020 - 11:35 | COVID-19 Health Innovations
An innovation centric press conference held on 29 October, 2020 featuring: Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, Regional Director, WHO Regional Office for Africa. Honorable , Minister and Special Advisor to the President of the Republic of Niger and CEO of the National Agency for the Information Society. Dr. Ola Brown, Founder, Flying Doctors Investment Company. Dr. Integrity Mchechesi, Junior Resident Medical Officer and Head of Innovation of VaxiGlobal. Facilitators: Dr. Mary Stephen This dynamic press conference highlights: How COVID-19 is spurring and driving innovation and entrepreneurship across Africa including observations and results of an analysis of global health innovations related to COVID-19 and WHO’s strategies and activities for supporting innovation. The experiences of African innovators and investors in the health sector in the region including specific innovations and innovation support activities for COVID-19 response such as innovative testing booths in Nigeria, innovation competitions in Niger, and using blockchain technology for verification of vaccination records. A Q&A session that covered topics such as keys for success and investments needed to support innovation scaling, cross-purposing potential of innovations, updates on the COVID-19 situation and response, controlling the innovation narrative, etc.'
20, May 2020 - 13:00 | COVID-19 Health Innovations