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REMINDER: WHO Africa Online Press Briefing on COVID-19 and vaccine development in Africa

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Please join an online media briefing with the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa (www.afro.who.int), and the Principal Investigator of Oxford Covid-19 Vaccine Trial in South Africa. The briefing is on-the-record and it is an opportunity for you to ask questions about the COVID-19 and vaccine development in Africa. The media briefing is facilitated by APO Group.

Speakers include:

• Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization Regional Director for Africa 
• Professor Shabir Madhi, Wits University, Principal Investigator of Oxford Covid-19 Vaccine Trial in South Africa
• Professor Pontiano Kaleebu, Director MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit 
• Dr Delese Mimi Darko, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Food and Drugs Authority 

Date: Thursday 9 July

Time: 12:00 Brazzaville/Kinshasa Time GMT +1 / 13:00 Central Africa Time  / 14:00 Nairobi Time

Moderated by: 

  • Tsepiso Makwetla, Journalist

Language: English/ French

To attend, please register at: https://APO-opa.com/who

Interpretation will be provided in French. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to access the event.

You can send questions in advance in English or French. Please email Collins Boakye-Agyemang: boakyeagyemangc@who.int and Danielle Siemeni: ngom@who.int with your full name, your country and your media organization. Anonymous questions will not be accepted.

You can also ask questions live during the briefing using the Q&A function in Zoom. Please specify your full name, your country and the media organization you work for.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of WHO Regional Office for Africa.


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