EPHI’s Centennial Event and Fifth Scientific Conference A Century Effort for Better Public Health in Ethiopia October 15-18 , 2024

Time

Activity

Responsible

MORNING SESSION: 8:30-12:30, OPENING AND RECOGNITION CEREMONIES

8:30 am-12:30

Grand opening ceremony

Main Hall

Chair of the committee

8:30:10:00 am

Registration and reception

Committee

10:00-10:15 am

Message from the committee

Chair

10:15-10:30 am

Music/Song by young children

 

10:30-10:45 am

EPHI at a glance/video (7 min)

 

10:45-11:00 am

Welcoming address and EPHI achievements briefly and future

DG

11:00-11:15 am

Keynote Remarks for 5 selected stakeholders (each 5mins)

Committee

11:15-11:30 am

Keynote Remarks & invite guest of honor, Minister of Ministry of Health – EPHI DG invite

MOH minister

11:30-11:45 am

Guest of honor message and grand opening

 

11:45-12:00 pm

Recognition of individuals who led EPHI 2 minutes each/ 15 minutes contingency

 

12:00-12:05 pm

Group photo

Committee

12:05-12:30 pm

Guided tour to visit photo galleries, video show, and displays of publications

 

12:30-2:00 pm

Lunch

 

AFTERNOON: PLENARY SESSION: JOURNEY OF EPHI ACROSS A CENTURY 

2:00-3:30 pm

Journey of EPHI across a century (Oral Presentation; Q&R)

·       Emergency response including Ebola and COVID-19

·       Diagnostic service progress and contribution to public health

·       Evidence generation to policy, program, and strategy

Moderator/look for a scientist who is well acquainted with EPHI, possibly high-profile Government official

3:30-3:45 pm

Tea Break

 

4:30

Adjourn the meeting

 

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Activity

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MORNING SESSION: 8:30-10:30: PLENARY SESSION, ONE HEALTH (animal, human, and environmental health): WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE?

8:30 am-10:30

Plenary Session

Main Hall

Moderator

8:30-10:30 am

One Health (animal, human, and environmental health): What needs to be done?

 

10:30 -10:50 am

Health Break

 

10:50 -11: 05 am

Oral Presentation 1

 

11: 05 -11:20 am

Oral Presentation 2

 

11:20 -11:35 am

Oral Presentation 3

 

11:35 -11:50 am

Oral Presentation 4

 

11:50 am-12:05 pm

Oral Presentation 5

 

12:05-12:30 pm

Q&R

 

12:30-2:00 pm

Lunch

 

AFTERNOON: 1:30- 4:45 pm SCIENTIFIC SESSION: ORAL PRESENTATIONS 

2:00 -2:30 pm

Plenary Session Main Hall – Research ethics

 

2:30-3:00 pm

Q&R

 

3:00-3:20 pm

Health Break

 

3:20-3:35 pm

Oral Presentation 6

 

3:35-3:50 pm

Oral Presentation 7

 

3:50-4:05 pm

Oral Presentation 8

 

4:05-4:20 pm

Oral Presentation 9

 

4:20-4:40 pm

Q&R

 

4:45-5:00 pm

Poster Session

 

5:00 pm

Adjourn

 

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Activity

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MORNING SESSION: 8:30-10:30: PLENARY SESSION; SDG and UHC

8:30 am-10:30

Plenary Session

Main Hall

Moderator

8:30-10:30 am

SDG and UHC

 

10:30 -10:50 am

Health Break

 

10:50 -11: 05 am

Oral Presentation 1

 

11: 05 -11:20 am

Oral Presentation 2

 

11:20 -11:35 am

Oral Presentation 3

 

11:35 -11:50 am

Oral Presentation 4

 

11:50 am-12:05 pm

Oral Presentation 5

 

12:05-12:30 pm

Q&R

 

12:30-1:30 pm

Lunch

 

AFTERNOON: 1:30- 4:45 pm SCIENTIFIC SESSION: ORAL PRESENTATIONS 

2:00 -2:30 pm

Plenary session – Accident, and Occupational safety and  Health in Ethiopia

 

2:30-3:00 pm

Q&R

 

3:00-3:20 pm

Health Break

 

3:20-3:35 pm

Oral Presentation 6

 

3:35-3:50 pm

Oral Presentation 7

 

3:50-4:05 pm

Oral Presentation 8

 

4:05-4:20 pm

Oral Presentation 9

 

4:20-4:40 pm

Q&R

 

4:45-5:00 pm

Poster Session

 

5:00 pm

Adjourn

 

Time

Activity

Responsible

MORNING SESSION: 8:30-10:30: PLENARY SESSION:

8:30 am-10:30

Plenary Session

Main Hall

Moderator

8:30-10:30 am

Plenary session – multiple burden of malnutrition

 

10:30 -10:50 am

Health Break

 

10:50 -11: 05 am

Oral Presentation 1

 

11: 05 -11:20 am

Oral Presentation 2

 

11:20 -11:35 am

Oral Presentation 3

 

11:35 -11:50 am

Oral Presentation 4

 

11:50 am-12:05 pm

Oral Presentation 5

 

12:05-12:30 pm

Q&R

 

12:30-1:30 pm

Lunch

 

AFTERNOON: 1:30- 4:45 pm SCIENTIFIC SESSION: ORAL PRESENTATIONS, CLOSING AND AWARD CEREMONIES

2:00 -2:30 pm

Plenary session – Data Science and AI in public health

 

2:30-3:00 pm

Q&R

 

3:00-3:20 pm

Health Break

 

3:20-3:35 pm

Oral Presentation 6

 

3:35-3:50 pm

Oral Presentation 7

 

3:50-4:05 pm

Oral Presentation 8

 

4:05-4:20 pm

Oral Presentation 9

 

4:20-4:40 pm

Q&R

 

9:00 – 9:30am

Award to best oral presentations and posters

9:30 – 10:00am

Recognition for Core and Sub organizing committee members

10:00 – 10:30

Guest of honor closing remark

10:30am

Closing

 

Adjourn

  1. Evidence-informed decision-making and policy landscape in Ethiopia
  2. Innovations, AI and data science to improve Public Health
  3. Public health impacts of climate change, adaptation and mitigation 
  4. Surveillance and response to emergencies
  5. 5.Health systems and global health governance
  6. Evidence on nutrition, food system, and environment for quality of life
  7. Strengthening laboratory system for quality health care 

Description of subthemes

  1. Evidence-informed decision-making and policy landscape in Ethiopia
  • How quality, and inequalities influence health, wellness and wellbeing in community
  • Understanding the pathways of infection and the impact of diseases on communities.  
  • Emerging impact of non-communicable diseases and co-morbidities.
  • Development of public health and wellbeing research, policy and practice.
  • Evaluation of health services and healthcare interventions
  • Economic evaluation of program, policy, and strategy
  • Service co-design, task shifting
  • Evidence on infectious disease that includes Hep B/C, TB, HIV, STI, and so on
  • Developing evidence-based tools for application in practice
  • Evidence synthesis, meta-analysis, systematic review, etc
  1. Innovations, AI and data science to improve Public Health
  • Data driven healthcare/interventions and strategies for using data to improve health.
  • Programmes include mHealth, eHealth, health informatics and efficient innovations to advance global health care.  
  • Effectiveness and precision of risk predictions
  1. Public health impacts of climate change, adaptation and mitigation 
  • Neglected tropical diseases, climate change and health, anti-microbial resistance and the impact of the emerging environmental crises on health.
  • How changes in the design of places modify risk
  • Behavioral change and impact on health and wellbeing in community populations
  • socio-ecological approach to place-making and prevention strategies in reduction, community safety and integrating health in spatial planning
  1. Surveillance and response to emergencies
  • Activating the emergency operations center
  • Evacuating threatened populations, opening shelters and providing mass care, emergency rescue and medical care, fire fighting, and urban search and rescue
  • How disease-surveillance networks works by enabling the adoption of a unified electronic data platform while building data-reporting and analytical capacity.
  • multi-sectoral, multi-hazard preparedness and response plans, and conduct regular simulation exercises at all levels.
  1. Health systems and global health governance
  • Health workforce development, governance in global health and human rights and development
  • Family medicine, primary care, palliative care, and programmes focused on child health, neonatal, adolescent, and maternal health
  • Public involvement and community engagement
  • Care pathways and health care at life stages
  • Health care and initiatives working towards achieving universal health coverage to access safe and affordable health care
  • Compassion, wellbeing and ethical health care
  • Collaboration and partnership
  1. Evidence on nutrition, food system, and environment for quality of life
  • How food and nutrition impact health status of the population
  • research and surveillance on nutrition, food safety research, and food science and technology
  1. Strengthening laboratory system for quality health care
  • Build institutional and staff capacity in the areas of testing, quality control, biosafety, specimen referral, and information management.

Topics for plenary session

A. Journey of EPHI across a century

  • Emergency response including Ebola and COVID-19
  • Diagnostic service progress and contribution to public health
  • Evidence generation to policy, program, and strategy

B. One Health (animal, human, and environmental health): What needs to be done?

  • Zoonotic diseases,
  • Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR), and
  • Public health events of epidemic and pandemic
  • health security and socioeconomic wellbeing.

C. multiple burden of malnutrition

  • undernutrition (underweight, stunting, and wasting);
  • micronutrient deficiencies; and
  • overweight and obesity

D. Accident, and Occupational safety and Health in Ethiopia

  • Occupational health problems linked to new information technologies and automation;
  • new chemical substances and physical energies;
  • health hazards associated with new biotechnologies;
  • transfer of hazardous technologies;
  • aging working populations;

E. Sustainable Development Goal and Universal Health Coverage

  • quality health service
  • equity
  • health care financing

F. Data Science and AI in public health

G. Research ethics