The National Public Health Institutes Peer-to-Peer Learning Program was held in Addis Ababa from September 25 to October 1/2023
Director Generals and delegates from six Eastern African Member States (Comoros, Madagascar, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, and Tanzania) have participated in the learning program hosted by the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI), in collaboration with the Africa CDC.
The objective is to strengthen public health systems and capacities across the member states through collaboration, experience sharing, and networking among the National Public Health Institutes (NPHIs) of the Member States.
Dr. Getachew Tollera, Deputy Director General of EPHI, in his opening speech, stated that the work being done by the Africa CDC in leading the Peer-to-Peer Learning Program is of paramount importance in enabling NPHIs to carry out the core public health functions which include surveillance, emergency preparedness and response, laboratory diagnosis and systems, public health research, public health workforce development, and health information systems.
Dr. Mesay Hailu, Director General of EPHI, confirmed that the Institute is committed to strengthen its collaborations with the Africa CDC and the member states.
Prof. Emmanuel and Haftom Taame, from the Africa CDC, expressed their gratitude to all participants for their contribution to realizing the Peer-to-Peer Learning Program.