APHF together with a team from Africa CDC paid a courtesy call to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for International Relations and Corporation Natembo Nandi-Ndaitwah who was with other government officials. The purpose of the visit was to evaluate the overall implementation of the CHW activities by the contracted Implementing partner and to understand efficiency gains recorded by the Health systems in Namibia as a result of effective implementation of the CHW initiative. In addition, it will helped to determine the different infrastructure that facilitates effective implementation of PACT initiative and document best practices
Partnership to Accelerate COVID-19 Testing (PACT) review meeting between APHF, Project Hope Namibia staff led by their Africa Regional Director Steven Neri, their Country Director Rosalia Indongo and Africa CDC team led by Southern Regional Collaborating Center Coordinator at their offices in Windhoek.
APHF and Africa CDC team had firsthand experience with the work of the CHWs, which encouraged them to connect directly with the community in order to better understand the amount of support provided by the CHWs in the Covid-19 pandemic. Each CHW visits an average of six residences per day.
APHF team met with The Red Cross of the Republic of Congo who are our PACT implementing partner. Together with Ministry of Health, they have deployed 735 community health workers in the country to help combat spread of COVID19
APHF was part of a technical working group discussing Biosafety and Biosecurity organized by Africa CDC in Libreville, Gabon. Also represented were the African Union and the Ministry of Health in Gabon. The meeting was supported by APHF through The Rockefeller Foundation
APHF Staff together with consultants from Dalberg and Dorbe-Leit at a strategy session held in Nairobi, Kenya. This was the first staff meet-up/meeting after working remotely since being recruited to work for the Foundation.
APHF was part of the training of trainers in Biosafety and Biosecurity: Laboratory personnel of the Republic of Congo facilitated by Africa CDC. The training which was officially opened by Dr. Jean Martin Mabiala, the Representative of Ministry of Health and Director of Primary Care was fully funded by The Rockefeller Foundation
APHF met the Red Cross Republic of Congo officials in Brazzaville and Kintelle. The discussion was on the success of the project being implemented by Red Cross after they received grants donated by The Rockefeller Foundation to support Community Health Workers in contact tracing for Covid-19. They have achieved success in pushing for vaccinations in the rural and urban areas in the 37 health districts in the 12 regions
APHF was in Freetown, Sierra Leone in collaboration with Africa CDC and the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation who had organized a workshop for the Antigen Rapid Diagnostic Test (Ag-RDT) for Covid-19 training of trainers (ToT. The grants to facilitate this training were given by The Rockefeller Foundation.
APHF and Africa CDC teams held a fruitful meeting with senior officials of the Eswatini Ministry of Health in their offices in Mbabane. The discussion was about the Ministry's work around Covid-19 initiatives from creating awareness, community mobilisation and engagement, contact tracing and vaccination. Africa CDC also gave a briefing on the support being given to African Union member states to ensure successful Covid-19 vaccine rollout and the implementation of the Regional Collaborating Center Southern Africa priorities.
APHF and Africa CDC team meeting with the Minister of Health in the Kingdom of Eswatini, Senator Lizzy Nkosi, her Principal Secretary Dr. Simon M. Zwane and the Senior Medical Officer for Public Health, Dr. Bongiwe Malinga to discuss matters Public Health, especially around Covid-19.
A community door-to-door visit with Baphalali Eswatini Red Cross Society Community Health Workers and Officials to Manwalala, Mbabane area to carry out a follow-up field study about the community’s knowledge of covid-19 especially importance of vaccination.
APHF was part of the delegation of stakeholders in the launch of West Africa Regional Integrated Surveillance and Laboratory Network (RISLNET) in Abuja, Nigeria. RISLNET was established by the Africa CDC to coordinate and integrate all public health laboratory, surveillance and emergency response assets, including public health data, to effectively support prevention, rapid detection and response to current and emerging public health threats within defined geographic regions of Africa