3rd African Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity Pandemic Preparedness in Africa. Biosecurity and Infrastructure in the wake of the Ebola outbreak Accra, Ghana – August 16-18, 2017.

Global Emerging Pathogen Treatment Consortium (GET) in partnership with West African Task Force for Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks (WATER), African Gong (AG) and Mothergold (MG) are organizing the 3rd African Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity in Accra Ghana from 16th to 18 August 2017. The conference will be hosted by the NOGUCHI Memorial Institute for Medical Research at the University of Ghana, Legon and the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research, KCCR, Kumasi Ghana. It is an academic and policy based meeting that will address response mechanism to biological threats and increasing incidences of Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID) from a Continental perspective.

Call for Abstracts: 

Presentations for the Science Communication & PLUS Faculty:

  • “The Role of Governments and Policy-makers in advancing Science Communication and PLUS in Africa”, written by: Joao Cossa (2017)
  • “Mainstreaming Scientific Knowledge in Africa”, written by: Sally Deffor (2017).
  • “Ebola: the roles of scientific and non-scientific information”, written by: Bankole Falade (2017).
  • “The construction of risk in a disease outbreak”, written by: Tom Rausch (2017).
  • “From Viral to Verbal: The Role of Journalism During a Disease Outbreak”, Workshop (2017).

Download the PLUS Faculty report on the 2nd African Conference on Emerging Infectious Disease and Bio-Security, 27-29 July 2016, Lagos, Nigeria here

Download the General Conference Report on the 2nd African Conference on Emerging Infectious Disease and Bio-Security, 27-29 July 2016, Lagos, Nigeria here; and a brief write up on the Conference, (in Portuguese), by Mr. Joao Cossa here

Out of the 2nd African Conference on Emerging Infectious Disease and Bio-Security, 27-29 July 2016, Lagos, Nigeria, came the Lagos Declaration and Call to Action on Science Communication and the Public Learning and Understanding of Science (PLUS) in Africa, which you can view here

For more information, visit www.getafrica.org/