Programme


CONFERENCE 2022 PROGRAMME

Sessions and titles for the four conference days are shown below together with the convenors and moderators. The programme for the next conference day shown on the top and the summary for the other days below.  All times shown are Southern Africa times (SAT). East Africa times are SAT+1hour.

DAY 2: RECLAIMING THE STATE, Thursday September 15th 2022

Full Programme. Delegates are asked to log in to the conference platform from 0845 am

0900-0940    Opening Session -
Chair: Prof Leslie London, University of Cape Town and EQUINET Steering Committe (SC)
Opening statements 
Hon Rosie Bistoquet, Syechelles National Assembly and Chair SADC PF Standing committee on HIV/AIDS and SRHR 
Dr Adnan Hyder, Board member, Health Systems Global 
Aims and overview of the day - Dr Rene Loewenson, Training and Research Support Centre (TARSC) and EQUINET SC

0940-0950    Creative session -
Chair: Prof Leslie London, University of Cape Town and EQUINET SC
Speaking up for equality - Rap up girls rights - Rachael M, Uganda 
Zvatinoda spoken word - Paul Gwatidzo, Zimbabwe 

0950-1045    Plenary presentations 
Chair: Prof Bona Chitah, University of Zambia and EQUINET SC, Zambia 
Opportunities for self determined health financing through progressive taxation in ESA - Rene Loewenson, TARSC and Chenai Mukumba, Tax Justice Network Africa
Promoting comprehensive public health and primary health care responses in pandemics - Martin Matu, ECSA Health Community 
Urban health equity - Sam Chaikosa, Civic Forum on HumanDevelopment, Adah Zulu Lusaka District Health Office and Rene Loewenson, TARSC 

Questions for clarification

1045-1100   Tea break
Music and Reclaim 2022 - Conference poem by Desire Moyo, Victory Siyanqoba Trust

1100-1300   Plenary presentations 
Chair: Prof Yoswa Dambisya, ECSA Health Community 
Reclaiming resources for primary health care in Zimbabwe - Alison Mhazo, Ministry of Health, Malawi 
The health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth - Nadine Nanji, South Africa 
Discussion

Patient experiences from private hospitals during the pandemic in India - Shweta Marathe, SATHI, India 
Building public health through the struggle to decommodify health care - Salimah Valiani, South Africa 
Remunicipalisation and the future of public services - David MacDonald, Municipal Services Project, Canada 
Discussion

Tackling the tobacco mentace in Kenya - Kenneth Ooko Ochwer, Tax Justice Network Africa 
Inequity in fiscal incidence and access to health services in Zimbabwe - Abigail Chari, Stellenbosh University, South Africa
Confronting inequities in the aid industry in health in Uganda - Joviah Gonza, Innovations for Development, Uganda 
Discussion

Lens from other regions and subregions
Learning from Mexico - Dr Asa Laurell, ALAMES Latin America 
Reclaiming the state means ensuring that public health systems lead - Dr Rama Baru, Jwaharlal University, India 

Introduction to the group discussions- Rene Loewenson, TARSC and EQUINET SC

1300-1400   Lunch break, with tweet board, live art and music from the region
1300-  Display of the tweet board with tweets sent on conference discussions
1330-  Visual display of the live art from the morning discussions
1355- Group work rooms open for participants to join groups  

1400-1545   Group discussions framing resolutions and actions on the key themes of the day
Group 1: Decommodifying, funding and ensuring public sector health services 
Group 2: Duties, capacities and strategies for equitable urban wellbeing
Group 3: Promoting comprehensive public health and primary health care in pandemics
Group 4: Priorities and strategies for youth health and wellbeing 

1545-1600   Tea break, with tweet board and music from the region

1600-1620   Live art presentation from the day 
Facilitator: Dr Danny Gotto, I4D, Uganda
Delegate discussion using the live art on key issues and messages of the day

1620- 1700  Closing plenary
Chairperson: Mr Kenneth Ochwer, TJNA, Kenya 
Presentations of the draft resolutions and actions from the day (*)- Dr Rene Loewenson, TARSC/EQUINET SC
Participatory exercise on the key themes of the day
Next steps - Dr Rene Loewenson, TARSC/EQUINET SC
Closing remarks by the chairperson
Day 2 closes with music from the region and see you on day 3!

(*) The resolutions and actions are compiled as a draft drawing from the presentations and group discussions and will be made available on the EQUINET website between September 16th and 30th on the Conference 'Resolutions' page for delegates and others to give further input on the drafts. The resolutions from each day willbe carried forward, compiled and discussed on the finalconference day on November 17th.  

DAY 1: RECLAIMING THE RESOURCES FOR HEALTH, Thursday July 28th 2022

Full Programme. Delegates are asked to log in to the conference platform from 0845 am

0900-0940    Opening Session -
Chair: Prof Lucy Gilson, University of Cape Town and EQUINET Steering Committe (SC)
Opening statements 
Professor Yoswa Dambisya, East Central and Southern Africa Health Community
Ms Zingiswa Losi, President, Southern African Trade Union Co-ordination Council (SATUCC)
Dr Kumanan Rasanathan, Unit head Equity and Social Determinants of Health Dept, World Health Organisation
Introduction to the EQUINET conference 2022 - Dr Rene Loewenson, Training and Research Support Centre (TARSC) and EQUINET SC
Aims and overview of the day - Mr Rangarirai Machemedze, SEATINI and EQUINET SC 
0940-0950    Creative session -
Chair: Prof Lucy Gilson, University of Cape Town and EQUINET SC
The life we live in - Rap by Magidolo Glado Kenya
Reclaim 2022 - Conference poem by Desire Moyo, Victory Siyanqoba Trust

0950-1045    Plenary presentations 
Chair: Dr Isaac Kadowa, Ministry of Health, Uganda
Confronting and internalising health justice in resource extraction from the region- Mr Nathan Banda, SATUCC and Dr Rene Loewenson, TARSC
Protecting food sovereignty  and biodiversity for health and confronting gene technology- Ms Mariam Mayet, Director, African Centre for Biodiversity
Local production of essential health technologies for equity and self-determination- Mr Rangarirai Machemedze, SEATINI
Questions for clarification

1045-1100   Tea break
Music and a Photography pechakucha on delivering on rights to health and wellbeing

1100-1300   Plenary presentations 
Chair: Mr Nathan Banda, ZCTU/SATUCC and EQUINET SC
Responses to the health effects of climate change in informal workers and settlements of Zimbabwe - Mr Artwell Kadungure, TARSC, Zimbabwe
Lessons learned from playing a Scenario Game in Malawi - Mr Paliani Chinguwo, Malawi and Wits University
Aid and sustaining health inequities - Dr Danny Gotto, Innovations for Development (I4D) Uganda
Discussion

What now after the TRIPS Waiver? - Professor Yousuf Vawda, University of KwazuluNatal, South Africa
Spatial inequality and drug stock out in Zimbabwe - Ms Abigail Chari, Stellenbosch University, South  Africa
Discussion

Youth community action against indoor air pollution  - Mr Frank Gramsen Kizza, I4D, Uganda
Informal social accountability mechanisms for water, sanitation and hygiene in informal settlements - Ms Ivy Chumo, African Population Health Research Centre, Kenya
Discussion

Lens from other regions and subregions
Action and change in relation to Climate and ecological justice- Mr Erastus Ooko, Greenpeace Africa
Reclaiming Resources means confronting multiple dimensions of Neoliberalism- Dr Eugenio Villar, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru 

Introduction to the group discussions- Mr Rangarirai Machemedze, SEATINI/EQUINET SC

1300-1400   Lunch break, with tweet board, live art and music from the region
1300-  Display of the tweet board with tweets sent on conference discussions
1330-  Visual display of the live art from the morning discussions
1350-  Replay of the Pechakuchaon delivering on rights to health and wellbeing
1355- Group work rooms open for participants to join groups  

1400-1545   Group discussions framing resolutions and actions on the key themes of the day
Group 1: Advancing climate justice and confronting the health inequities in extractive activities
Group 2: Promoting local production of essential health technologies
Group 3: Advancing food sovereignty and promoting health food systems
Group 4: Delivering on rights to safe water, sanitation, transport, energy and infrastructures for health

1545-1600   Tea break, with tweet board and music from the region

1600-1620   Live art presentation from the day 
Facilitator: Dr Danny Gotto, I4D, Uganda
Delegate discussion using the live art on key issues and messages of the day

1620- 1700  Closing plenary
Chairperson: Dr Isaac Kadowa, Ministry of Health, Uganda
Presentations of the draft resolutions and actions from the day (*)- Mr Rangarirai Machemedze, SEATINI/EQUINET SC
Participatory exercise on the key themes of the day
Next steps - Mr Rangarirai Machemedze, SEATINI/EQUINET SC
Closing remarks by the chairperson
Day 1 closes with music from the region and see you on day 2!

(*) The resolutions and actions are compiled as a draft drawing from the presentations and group discussions and will be made available on the EQUINET website between August 1st and 14th on the Conference 'Resolutions' page for delegates and others to give further input on the drafts. The resolutions from each day willbe carried forward, compiled and discussed on the finalconference day on November 17th.  

DAY 3: RECLAIMING COLLECTIVE AGENCY AND SOLIDARITY, Thursday October 13th 2022

Full Programme and speakers will be made available in September 

Opening Session - statements from key health leaders,  aims and overview of the day
Creative session - poetry, youth rap and music relating to 'Reclaiming collective agency and solidarity'  
Plenary presentations from EQUINET
Advancing the right to health in the region- from law on paper to claim and practice 
Building public health power in the face of challenge 
Active empowered citizenship, health literate communities and participatpry democracy for health
Tea break, with music from the region 
Plenary presentations on the themes of the day
Accepted delegate abstracts, titles and authors to be added in August 
International speakers on experiences from their region
Lunch break, with tweet board, live art and music from the region
Group discussions framing resolutions and actions on the key themes of the day
Tea break, with tweet board and music from the region
Live art presentation from the day and reflection on issues raised
Closing plenary on resolutions, actions, next steps and key words from participants

ORGANISING REGIONALLY FOR HEALTH EQUITY, November 17 2022

Programme will be made available in October