Health Workforce Investment as a Driver of Universal Health Coverage and Economic Development, a TICAD side event

August 28, 2019 03:30pm to 05:00pm JST
Exhibition Hall B06, Pacifico Yokohama
1-1-1, Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku
Yokohama 220-0012
Advancing Africa's Development through People, Technology and Innovation
IntraHealth International
Japan Center for International Exchange

Strategic investment in the health workforce drives economic development, creates job opportunities, and strengthens social protections, but the world faces a critical shortage of health workers.

At the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7), IntraHealth and the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) will convene experts from Japan, the US, and sub-Saharan Africa at an official side event to zero-in on health workforce development in Africa and its importance in achieving universal health coverage (UHC). Dr. Francis Gervase Omaswa, executive director of the African Center for Global Health and Social Transformation and laureate of the third Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize in Medical Services, and IntraHealth's CEO Pape Gaye will lead dialogue on strategies for sustainable, productive investment.  

Join us for a panel discussion as we:

  • Discuss the changing landscape of global health
  • Advocate for international and domestic investments in health workforce development
  • Highlight the importance of using human resource data for planning for UHC and the need for investments in improving the quality and availability of human resource data
  • Highlight the relevance of health workforce development to UHC, gender equality, and inclusive growth

A simultaneous interpretation in English, French, and Japanese will be available during the event.

Since 1993, the government of Japan has led the TICAD conference along with co-hosts United Nations, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank, and African Union Commission (AUC) to continuously foster the relationship between Japan and Africa by bringing together African heads of state and government, international organizations, donors, private companies, and civil society organizations.


Pape Gaye

President and CEO, IntraHealth International

Tchaa Joseph Kadjanta

Director of Resources, Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene, Togo

Akiko Maeda

Health Economist and Health Policy Analyst

Janet Muriuki

Deputy Chief of Party, Human Resources for Health Kenya, IntraHealth International

Francis Gervase Omaswa

Executive Director, African Center for Global Health and Social Transformation

Salif Samake

Lead Advisor, Governance and Accountability, DFID Tackling Deadly Disease in Africa Programme

Samson Olum

Acting Head of Human Resource Management, Ministry of Health Uganda

Keizo Takemi

Member, House of Councillors of Japan