Month archive: March, 2019

Wilbert Bannenberg Wemos

19 March 1979 – the start of Wemos

Wilbert Bannenberg

In early March 1979, I – Wilbert Bannenberg, an intern doctor at the time – put a notice on the bulletin board of the Faculty of Medicine at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. I was looking for other students with whom to discuss working as a doctor in low- and middle-income countries. On 19 March 1979, around 20 people gathered in my student room on the second floor of Van Woustraat 47.

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How can we accelerate progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Africa?

How can Africa accelerate progress towards Universal Health Coverage? From March 5-7, world leaders, policy makers, civil society, the private sector, experts and youth advocates will discuss this pressing question at the Africa Health Agenda International Conference (AHAIC) in Kigali (Rwanda). In collaboration with the Health Systems Advocacy Partnership (HSAP), Wemos will co-host a session on civil society with HSAP-partners Amref, ACHEST, HAI, and the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism of UHC2030 (CSEM).

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