Keynote Speakers

  • Mutahi Kagwe, Health Cabinet Secretary
  • ​Dr Githinji Gitahi, CEO Amref Health Africa​

Session 1: Country Preparedness and Response Performance

Moderator: Dr. Angela Migowa, Aga Khan University ​

Dr Patrick Amoth, Director General, Ministry of Health

  • ​Kenya’s Pandemic response systems and capacities 

Dr Susan Kaguchia (PHD), Public Health Specialist 

  • Preparedness vs performance
  • Response measures vs outcomes

Dr Nancy Booker, Dir, Academic Affairs, Graduate School of Media and Communications, Aga Khan University 

  • Information flows: The role of the media and communications in pandemic Response Confirmed

Majid Twahir, Chief of Staff and Associate Dean, Clinical Services, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi

  • Elevated health system risks and reduced access to health services
  • ​COVID-19 focus vs other urgent medical needs/critical health services

Dr Mohammed Kuti, Governor, Isiolo County and Chair of the Health Committee in the Council of Governors​
  • ​The role of counties in the pandemic response

Session 2: Socio-Macro-Economic Disruptions & Socio-Economic Interventions

​Moderator: Dr. Sam Kamau, Aga Khan University ​

Prof XN Iraki, Associate Professor, University of Nairobi​

  • ​Economic sho​cks and contractions and Labour market disruptions- an analysis of government interventions 

Prof Lukoye Atwoli, Dean, Medical College in East Africa, Aga Khan University ​

  • ​ Balancing containment measures with the socio-economic impacts & the Securitization of response to a health issue 

Priscilla Nyokabi, Gender Commission

  • Effects of Covid​-19 on the social fabric and the differentiated gender impacts 

Mercy Mwangangi, Chief Administrative Secretary, Ministry of Health​

  • Building resilience- Strengthening capacities and systems

Prof Khama Rogo, Founder, Centre for the Study of Adolescence​

  • ​​Recovery and Be​yond​