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Jarret Cassaniti

CCP | Program Officer

Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to November 6, 2015

The East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community

The East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community is a regional inter-governmental health organization that fosters and promotes regional cooperation in health among its ten member states.

Contribute to the health policy conversation! The East, Central, and Southern Africa Health Community (ECSA-HC) has extended the deadline for submitting abstracts to its 62nd ECSA Health Ministers Conference, to be held from 30th November to 4th December, 2015, in Port Louis, Mauritius.

The theme of the Conference is Transitioning from Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals. The Conference will address the theme by examining four areas:

  1. Enhancing universal health coverage through innovations in health financing for risk protection
  2. Surveillance and control of emerging health conditions (NCDs and trauma)
  3. Regional collaboration in the surveillance and control of communicable diseases
  4. Innovations in health professional training using the College of Health Sciences model

ECSA-HC is inviting abstracts and scientific papers that are relevant to the conference sub themes. The scientific papers and best practices should consist of case studies and evidence-based programme experiences that are innovative, unique, or contribute added value and new thinking to health policy and programming. Selected submissions will form the basis for the resolutions that the Health Ministers will consider. Please visit the ECSA-HC website for more information, and be sure to submit your abstracts by Friday, November 6, 2015, to abstracts2015@ecsa.or.tz.

I attended the ECSA conference last year, and I am confident that this year’s Conference will be another excellent opportunity to share knowledge and network with health experts from the East, Central, and Southern Africa regions. If you can’t attend the Conference, you can follow the proceedings via Twitter using #ECSAHMC.

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