Introduction to Discussion

As part of the 2022 Thought Leadership Series, Africa Health Business (AHB) convened the fourth webinar themed REVOLUTIONISE: Boosting Africa’s infectious disease surveillance and response capabilities. The challenge of infectious disease surveillance, prevention, treatment, and cure is significant;it requires multi-stakeholder partnerships and collaborations. COVID-19 pandemic made it clear that the public and private health sectors do not operate in separate parallel systems but in the same health systems. This webinar explored what can be done to continue the COVID-19 trend that saw a revolutionized boost of infectious disease surveillance and response. Key areas of discussion were:

  • The role of the private sector in advancing infectious disease surveillance and response

  • The stewardship of the government to promote infectious diseases surveillance and response

  • Partnerships that have positively impacted infectious disease outcomes on the continent