GARDP side events at CPHIA 2022

Kigali, Rwanda - Monday 12 December & Wednesday 14 December

12.12.2022 — 14.12.2022

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Turning the tide on neonatal sepsis in Africa

Monday 12 December, 2022 15h00 – 17h00

Session chairs – Claude Mambo Muvunyi (Rwanda Biomedical Centre); Carol Ruffell and Tessy Karimba (DNDi-GARDP Southern Africa)

Sepsis is a leading cause of death in newborn babies and children and is exacerbated by an alarming rise in antibiotic-resistant infections. Join us for a side event on stepping up efforts to prevent babies from dying of sepsis. Experts will discuss key issues including developing new and improved antibiotics as well as ways to prevent and control bacterial infections in hospitals.


  • Neonatal sepsis: Setting the scene – Claude Mambo Muvunyi – Director General, Rwanda Biomedical Centre
  • Neonatal health and the Sustainable Development Goals – Haroon Saloojee – Head of Community Paediatrics, Wits University, South Africa
  • Drug-resistant neonatal sepsis: An insight from Rwanda – John Baptist Nkuranga – Neonatologist, King Faisal Hospital, Rwanda
  • GARDP’s global neonatal studies & an insight from Kenya – Christina Obiero – Clinical Researcher, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kenya
  • Using a digital support tool as an antimicrobial stewardship intervention in children under five in Rwanda and Tanzania – Alexandra Kulinkina – Project leader, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
  • Roundtable discussion on neonatal sepsis and moving the needle on SDG 3 on child health 

Co-hosted by the Rwanda Biomedical Centre and Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi)- Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP) Southern Africa

If you have registered for CPHIA 2022, please sign up for our side event here.

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Shaping access to new and existing antibiotics

Wednesday 14 December, 7h00 – 8h30 CAT

The WHO and GARDP have conceptualized a new initiative: SECURE – The Antibiotic Facility. Its mission is to expand access to essential antibiotics. This side event will introduce SECURE and open up the discussion on the best mechanisms that can be used to sustainably provide access to generic and newly registered antibiotics for African countries and patients.

Co-hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership (GARDP). The side event will feature speakers from the WHO, GARDP, Africa CDC and Rwanda Medical Supply.

If you have registered for CPHIA 2022, please sign up for our side event here.