Launch Conference Programme

 

 

Opening: Session Chair - Dr. Erica Sanga of the National Institute of Medical Research – Mbeya Medical Research Centre

08:00 a.m. – 09:00 a.m.

Consortium Meeting: Closed meeting of the representatives of the TWENDE partner organisations.

09:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Press Conference: The TWENDE Consortium interacts with press.

 

Guests arrive and are seated in the conference hall.

10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

Welcome Remarks: On behalf of the Consortium, Prof. Gibson Sammy Kibiki, the Executive Secretary of the East African Health and Research Commission (EAHRC), of the East African Community, shall give a welcoming speech.

10:10 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

Keynote Address: “The Role and impact of translating research into policy and practice”, will be delivered by: Dr. Wilber Sabiiti and Dr. Ewan Chirnside, both of the University of St. Andrews, which is the Lead Institution of the TWENDE Consortium.

10:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

Networking Health Break.

 


Session 2: State of TB in TWENDE Research Countries: Session Chair – Dr. Evans Amukoye of the Kenya Medical Research Centre

11:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Presentation 1: “The state of TB diagnosis and treatment in Kenya”, by Dr. Enos Masini, the Head of the Division of TB and Leprosy Diseases of the Republic of Kenya.

 

11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Presentation 2: “The state of TB diagnosis and treatment in Tanzania”, by Dr. Nyanda Elias Ntinginya, the Head of Department, TB and Emerging Diseases at the National Institute of Medical Research – Mbeya Medical Research Centre.

11:50 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

Presentation 3: “Challenges for successful implementation of molecular diagnostics of TB”, by Prof. Blandida Mbaga, the Director of Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute.


12:10 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Presentation 4: “Advances in management of TB in Uganda”, by Dr. Alphonse Okwera, the Head of the TB Unit of the Mulago National Referral and Teaching Hospital of the Republic of Uganda.

12:30 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

Presentation 5: “Public private partnerships for TB diagnostic services in Kenya”, by Dr. Nzioka of the Kenya Medical Research Institute.

12:50 p.m. -  01:10 p.m.

Presentation 6: “Tuberculosis – a public health perspective”, by Professor Christopher Garimoi Orach, the Deputy Dean of the School of Public Health of the College of Health Sciences of Makerere University Kampala; and also the Board Chair of CPAR Uganda Ltd.

01:10 p.m. – 02:10 p.m.

Networking Lunch Break.

 

 

Session 3: Panel Discussion: Session Chair – Dr. Leonard Maboko of National Institute of Medical Research – Mbeya Medical Research Centre

02:10 p.m. – 02:25 p.m.

Prologue to Panel Discussion: “Translating health research innovations into policy and practice in East Africa: challenges and opportunities”, by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health of the United Republic of Tanzania.

02:25 p.m. – 03:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion: “Health research innovations into policy and practice in East Africa – challenges and opportunities.”

 

The Panel Discussants include:

·         High level representatives of Ministries of Health of the TWENDE research countries

·         Directors of National Tuberculosis Control programmes of the TWENDE research countries

·         Members of Parliament of the TWENDE research countries

·         High level representatives from the Secretariat of the East African Community and the East Africa Legislative Assembly

·         Senior Health Researchers working in the East Africa Region.

 

 

Moderator: A media personality of or based in Arusha in Tanzania.

 

 

Moderator Social Media Discussions: Ms. Norah Owaraga, Managing Director of CPAR Uganda Ltd. will moderate the simultaneously live online discussions on Twitter  #TWENDE

03:30 p.m. – 04:00 p.m.

Networking Health Break.

 

 

Session 4: The Closing: Session Chair – Prof. Gibson Sammy Kibiki of the East African Health and Research Commission (EAHRC)

04:00 p.m. – 04:30 p.m.

Formal Launch of TWENDE: The Guest of Honour, Dr. Liberat Mfumukeko, The Secretary General of the East African Community, shall give a speech, after which he shall officially launch TWENDE.

 

TWENDE – LET US GO AND KICK TB OUT OF EAST AFRICA, KARIBU

 

 

04:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Press Interviews – Journalists will interview the Guest of Honour, other speakers and panellists of their choice.

 

 

05:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Networking Cocktail – Will be served to select invited guests

 

 

ASANTE SANA, THANK YOU FOR JOINING AND SHARING WITH TWENDE