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2024 Africa Health Conference

February 23rd - February 24th

Virtual In Person
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Conference Overview:

The Africa Health Conference at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is an annual event bringing together experts, researchers, practitioners, and students worldwide to discuss and explore pressing health challenges in Africa. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural conference, themed “Building Resilience and the Future of Health in Africa,” this year’s event will explore the theme “Mapping Changemakers Transforming Health in Africa.” The discussions aim to shed light on innovations and policies that have enhanced health outcomes on the continent. The Africa Health Conference has been instrumental in fostering camaraderie, knowledge sharing, and inspiration. The insights gained have led to numerous public health improvements in communities as attendees return home armed with new ideas and proven practices.

Conference Info:

Date: Friday, February 23, 2024, & Saturday, February 24, 2024

Location: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts

Ticket SaleUnited as one Harvard community, we deeply appreciate and recognize the significance of your presence and support. Please visit this link to purchase conference tickets.

Conference Poster CompetitionWe are pleased to invite you to submit an abstract for the 2024 Africa Health Conference’s Poster Competition 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

Deadline for submission: January 31st, 2024, at 11:59pm ET

Notification of abstract acceptance: Rolling basis

Deadline for poster submission: February 9th, 2024, at 11:59pm ET

Poster competition/Africa Health Conference: February 23-24, 2024

Please submit your abstract here.

We look forward to your in-person participation in this transformative conference, shaping the future of healthcare in Africa. For any inquiries, please contact Valencia Lambert (vlambert@hsph.harvard.edu) and Sabrina Ebengho (sebengho@hsph.harvard.edu).

Thank you for your continued support, we look forward to seeing you at the conference next month!

With gratitude,

Harvard Chan Africa Health Students Forum

Africa Health Conference Co-Chairs


Valencia Lambert

Master of Science candidate

Teguo Djoyum

Doctor of Public Health candidate

Sabrina Ebengho

Master of Public Health candidate

Tatenda Mujeni

Doctor of Public Health candidate

Anja Riester

Master of Public Health candidate


Dr. Roshini Moodley Naidoo

Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government

Harvard Kennedy School (John F. Kennedy School of Government)

Prof. William Bean

Instructor and Practicum Advisor

Office of Education

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Start: February 23rd
End: February 24th
Calendars: Public Events, School-wide Events, University-wide Events
Event types: Conferences and Symposia


Kresge Building
Virtual In Person