09 December, 2021


Women and STEM in the global health security context

Women and STEM in the global health security context


Amidst the COVID-19 health crisis, young African entrepreneurs have
developed region-specific technologies and solutions to ensure continued access to healthcare while
supporting, protecting, and equipping healthcare professionals in the delivery of essential care. Who are
those innovators shaping the future of Africa’s public healthcare? How are their innovations improving and
transforming communities’ lives?
On the 4th edition of Galien Forum Africa, held from 8th to 9th December, 2021, the International
Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) and Speak Up Africa will host virtual
conferences promoting youth and women innovations in Africa’s healthcare entrepreneurship space.

A specific focus of discussion will address the status of women in the Science, Technology, Engineering,
and Mathematics (STEM) sector, the challenge of eliminating gender imbalance from science, technology
and innovation disciplines in Africa and future actions to advance women-led innovation in the continent’s
healthcare entrepreneurship ecosystem. This discussion will also celebrate women innovators and
participants of the Women Innovators Incubator (a program from the Africa Young Innovators for Health
Award) developing high-impact solutions to Africa’s various healthcare needs.



Mr Greg Perry, Assistant General Director , IFPMA

Ms Yacine Djibo, Founder & Executive Director, Speak Up Africa


Opening keynote

Prof Awa Marie COLL SECK, Minister of State (Sénégal)


Mr. Mohamadou Diallo, Founder & Editor in Chief, CIO Mag



Ms Marie Chantal UMUNYANA, participant of the “Women Innovators Incubator” program

Ms Angella KYOMUGISHA, participant of the “Women Innovators Incubator” program

Ms Nuriat NAMBOGO, participant of the “Women Innovators Incubator” program

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9th Dec 2021

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