09:30 Araith Allweddol – Dr Frank Atherton [SAESNEG]
Byd yr araith allweddol gyntaf y gynhadledd ei roi gan Dr Frank Atherton, Prif Swyddog Meddygol Cymru.
10:00 Wales’ Global Citizenship – a potted history [SAESNEG]
It’s often quoted that Wales has a ‘long and proud history of internationalism’ – but what is that story? As we mark the ‘15th birthday’ of the government’s Wales Africa programme, launched in 2006, this session will explore what came before: are there opportunities to learn from projects past? Do health links have a family tree ripe for research; and can understanding approaches of our past, inform our future practice? From the world campaign to eradicate Tuberculosis, to the shared learning of UNESCO, via a dairy in Bihar, India, a University in Nigeria, and a Biotechnology Lab in China… WCIA’s Heritage Advisor (and former Wales Africa Community Links Coordinator), Craig Owen, shares his archival research on Wales’ International Development story.
12:00 Araith Allweddol – Jane Hutt AS, Gweinidog dros Gyfiawnder Cyhoeddus [SAESNEG]
Araith allweddol â rhoddwyd gan Jane Hutt AS, y Gweinidog dros Gyfiawnder Cyhoeddus yn Llywodraeth Cymru.
13:00 Global Health Partnerships Review [SAESNEG]
14:30 COVID-19 in BAME communities and vaccine hesitancy Wales & Africa [SAESNEG]
There is evidence of disproportionate mortality and morbidity amongst Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, including our NHS staff, who have contracted COVID-19. There is now very good evidence that vaccination is highly effective in protecting against death and hospitalisation from coronavirus (COVID-19). Vaccine hesitancy is higher among some BAME groups than people from a white ethnic background, and uptake is lower. This workshop will review this conundrum with a panel of African diaspora Public Health experts Professor Edward Kunonga and Dr Kelechi Nnoaham.