2024 Poster Competition

The 2024 Africa Health Conference’s Poster Competition showcases research that fits the conference’s theme “Mapping Changemakers Transforming Health in Africa.”  This can be through any lens including but not limited to:

  • Frontier Technology: The Emergence of the Role of AI in Africa
  • Global Mental Health Delivery in Africa
  • Public and Private Partnerships for Health in Africa
  • The Future of Health Security in Africa
  • Fostering Communication between African Healthcare Systems
  • Powering Women’s Health and Leadership 
  • Health Effects of Climate Change in Africa
  • Impact of Sports in Health and Well-being
  • Strategies for Financing Africa’s Healthcare Sector
  • Community Outreach – Health Delivery on Wheels

Meet the Judges

We are pleased to announce that we have secured outstanding public health experts as judges for the poster competition at the 2024 Africa Health Conference.

Professor Marcia Castro Professor Aisha Yousafzai
Professor Jessica Haberer Professor Bethany Hedt-Gauthier

Poster Competition Finalists

In-Person Presentations

  • Dr. Kate Isoken Obayagbona
Incidence and Maternofetal Outcome of Abruptio Placentae in the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria: A Five-Year Review
  • Dr. Biruk Teshome
An institution based cross sectional study of health insurance and diabetes outcome indicators Adare General Hospital, Hawassa, Ethiopia
  • Dr. Abebaw Bekele Seyoum
Post-COVID-19 pulmonary complications among recovered COVID-19 patients: a cross-sectional study from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Zahra Fazal
Barriers in vaccine access for people with albinism in Tanzania – centering health equity to prevent future pandemics
  • Dr. Yonas Gebregiorgis
Examining Factors Associated with Short and Long Birth Intervals among Pregnant Mothers Enrolled in a Nationwide Rwandan Birth Cohort Study: A Nested Cross-Sectional Study
  • Dr. Kate Isoken Obayagbona
An Assessment of The Surgical Volume in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Results of a Situational Analysis
  • Princess Magor Agbozo
Fear As A Barrier To Cervical Cancer Screening Amongst Black Women
  • Anqi He
Barriers and facilitators for implementing the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist (SCC) in Mozambique: A qualitative study using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR)
  • Nafisa Mummy Issifu Alhassan
The Gender Aspect of COVID-19: Narrative of the Work-Life Balance of Female Frontline Healthcare Workers in Ghana

Online/Virtual Presentations

  • Neha Pondicherry
Perceptions from end-users on the adoption of a mobile health tracking system in Ethiopia
  • Saikat Panda
Africa’s Digital Health Surveillance Landscape: A Critical Analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses, and Opportunities
  • Akila Muthukumar
“Relaxed and free” and “Difficult to talk about sex to stranger”: Young people’s experiences of participating in surveys about violence in Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Malawi and Zambia
  • Prof. Theddeus Iheanacho
Increasing access to mental health care in a low resource setting using collaborative, task-sharing approach: The HAPPINESS Intervention model in Nigeria
  • Saviour Mwila
Perspectives of Adolescents towards Covid 19 Vaccines in selected Schools in Lusaka District, Zambia


Please contact lisa_matay@hsph.harvard.edu, ssabwa@hsph.harvard.edu, dennis_nyanyo@hms.harvard.edu, or cwambura@hpsh.harvard.edu.