Shaping an African-European Partnership on Health – Perspectives from Civil Society

7 December 2021, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm Central European Time (CET) | Agenda




Maike Röttger

10:00 am:

Welcoming remarks

Tanya Cox, Director, CONCORD
Maike Röttger, Vice-Chair of the Board, VENRO

10:30 am – 12:00 pm: 

Workshop 1 – How to accelerate the equitable distribution of vaccines on the African continent?

Workshop 2 – How can digitization help enhance healthcare outreach and support the fight against pandemics?

Workshop 3 – How to ensure sexual and reproductive health and rights for all?

Workshop 4 – How can the access to prevention, treatment, care and the consideration of key populations be strengthened within Universal Health Coverage

12:00 pm:

Lunch Break

1:30 pm:

Presentation of workshop results and demands from civil society

Workshop 1Mareike Haase, Bread for the World

Workshop 2Judith Aßländer and Carolin Gunesch, German Leprosy and Tuberculosis Association (GLRA)

Workshop 3 Caroline Kwamboka, European Parliamentarian Forum for Sexual & Reproductive Rights (EPF)

Workshop 4Melanie Otto, Action against AIDS Germany

2:30 pm: 


2:45 pm – 4:15 pm:

Advancing Africa-Europe Cooperation on Health – Potential and Challenges for Civil Society

Digital round table

Guest speakers:

Dr Bernhard Braune, Head of Division Global Health Policy and Financing – German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) 
Univ.-Prof Dr. med. Walter Bruchhausen, Co-Speaker of the Steering Committee – German Alliance for Global Health Research (GLOHRA) 
Dr Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, Member of the European Parliament – Greens/EFA 

Cecilia Lodonu-Senoo, Executive Director – Hope for Future Generations (HfFG)

4:15 pm:

Closing words

Albin Keuc, Director of Slovenian Global Action (SLOGA)

4:30 pm: 



Dr Bernhard Braune

Dr Bernhard Braune, Head of Division Global Health Policy and Financing – German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

The scope of this role includes German engagement with GAVI – The Vaccine Alliance, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, as well as the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

Dr Braune previously worked as Head of Division on Return and Reintegration Issues. Earlier assignments included Adviser to the Secretary of State in the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and Head of Development Cooperation at the German Embassy in Dakar/Senegal. Before joining the Federal Ministry, he was a Senior Policy Officer in the legal department of the German Foreign Office.

Dr Braune holds a law degree from the Free University of Berlin, a Master’s degree in Comparative
and International Law from the University of Stockholm, and a PhD in Public International Law also
from the Free University of Berlin.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Walter Bruchhausen

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Walter Bruchhausen, Co-Speaker of the Steering Committee – German Alliance for Global Health Research (GLOHRA)

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Walter Bruchhausen studied medicine, Catholic Theology and Health Care Ethics at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg and the University of Glasgow. After working as a doctor in Germany, Senegal, Rwanda and Zaire (Eastern Congo), he became a research assistant, assistant professor, senior assistant professor and associate professor at the universities of Bonn, Aachen and Cologne. Since 2019, he has regularly taught Global Health, later also in Hamburg and Düsseldorf, in addition to the previously mentioned universities. In 2020, he was endowed with a Professorship for Global Health – Social and Cultural Aspects at theUniversity Hospital Bonn and has since headed the Global Health Department.

Based on his medical experience in African and Asian countries, he has conducted research on the
development of Medical Pluralism in East Africa, the relationship between Religion and Health, Health Care in Africa, China and India, Global Health History and Medical Development Cooperation in West and East Germany, as well as Medical Ethics, Intercultural Ethics and Interculturality in Health Care.

In addition to his own research interests, the Global Health Section, which he heads, focuses on One Health (in cooperation with the Centre for Development Research ZEF, where he is a Senior Fellow) and Global Clinical Care, with working groups for Global Oncology, Global Child Health and Global Surgery.

Dr Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, MEP

Dr Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, Member of the European Parliament – Greens/EFA

Dr Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana was elected to the European Parliament on 26 May 2019 as a candidate of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen and has since been campaigning for a democratic, humane Europe as MEP.

She is First Vice-Chair of the Committee on Development (DEVE) and the Delegation for Relations with the Pan-African Parliament (DPAP), Co-President of the European Parliament’s Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup (ARDI) and a member of the Delegation to the Cariforum-EU Parliamentary Committee (DCAR), where ‚Cariforum‘ stands for the countries of the Caribbean region. She is also a substitute on the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) and the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM), and a substitute on the Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly (DACP), where ACP stands for African, Caribbean and
Pacific countries.

Cecilia Lodonu-Senoo

Cecilia Lodonu-Senoo, Executive Director – Hope for Future Generations (HfFG)

HfFG is a national community-based NGO that has over the last 20 years been at the forefront of various Health and Development interventions including HIV prevention, Malaria elimination using innovative strategies. Since 2001, HFFG has positively impacted the lives of over 2,000,000 women, children and young people including those living with disabilities and HIV across the 16 Regions of Ghana.

Mrs. Senoo is skilled in national and international advocacy, gender programming and has over 25 years expertise in NGO Management, resource mobilisation,psychosocial counselling, HIV and AIDS programming, competency-based trainings, participatory learning for action with strong advocacy skills.

She was the first woman in Ghana to Chair the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) of the Global Fund and is a member of Developing NGO Delegation to the Global Fund Boards, Steering Committee member of GFAN International and an active member of CS4ME and Advocate for Women for Global Fund (W4GF).

She is at the last stage of her PhD in Public Health at the University of Ghana, Legon. She holds M.Phil. in Sociology and BA in Social Work.

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