Tea with Africa on Universal Health Coverage – will equitable, accessible, viable healthcare be a reality by 2030?

Tea with Africa series universal health coverage

The George Institute for Global Health invites you to the third session of the 'Tea with Africa' conversation series on Wednesday 31st August at 8:00am GMT, 9:00am WAT, 9:00am BST, 10:00am CAT, 11:00am EAT, 1:30pm IST, 6:00pm AEST.

The topic to be explored is, 'Universal Health Coverage – will equitable, accessible, viable healthcare be a reality by 2030?’. The event will provide a brief overview of the current situation, provide insight on what is working with current examples, and discuss ideas for the future.

Key info

This is an informal, interactive event aimed at sparking ideas and connections. Speakers will talk for around 4 minutes, with the majority of time dedicated to discussion and Q&A with the audience. 

  • Dr Mamadou Selly Ly, ‘15 years of reforms in Africa for Universal Health Coverage and financial protection: Who did what?’
  • Dr Blake Angell, ‘Stronger investment for stronger health systems: Addressing key challenges on the path to Universal Coverage.’
  • Dr Emmanuella-Faith (Ella) Amoako, ‘Making the Unseen Visible - How a shared care model is transforming childhood cancer care in Ghana.’
  • Dr Kenneth Yakubu, ‘Moving forward on Universal Health Coverage: Ideas for sustainable progress.’


  • Dr. Emmanuella-Faith (Ella) Amoako, Head of Clinical Affairs at Yemaachi Biotechnology, Ghana

    A Paediatric Oncology fellow at the Korle Bu Teaching hospital, Ella has a keen interest in oncogenetics and has extensive experience working in resource limited settings. Ella established an Oncology shared care unit at the Cape Coast Teaching hospital which helps to improve patients’ access to care. Ella is a strong advocate for children and believes cancer care and research in children must be diverse.

  • Dr. Blake Angell, Sr Research Fellow at The George Institute

    Dr. Blake Angell is a Senior Research Fellow in the Health Systems Science program at the George Institute for Global Health, a Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine and Health UNSW Sydney Australia, and an NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow. He is a health economist conducting research on the equity, efficiency, and incentive impacts of health policy in health systems around the world.

    Dr Blake Angell
  • Dr. Mamadou Selly Ly, National Agency for Universal Health Coverage, Senegal

    Dr. Mamadou Selly Ly is Director of Legal Affairs and Partnerships, National Agency for Universal Health Coverage, Senegal. Among many publications, Mamadou is lead author of the recent paper, ‘Universal health insurance in Africa: a narrative review of the literature on institutional models’.

  • Dr. Kenneth Yakubu, PhD candidate at The George Institute

    Dr. Kenneth Yakubu is a family physician from Nigeria and PhD candidate in the Health Systems Science Unit at The George Institute. Yakubu’s research focuses on right’s-based perspectives for interpreting and addressing global health worker shortages. He is also co-lead of the Institute’s Africa Initiative to expand research engagement in the continent.

    Kenneth Yakubu
  • Host: Dr. Olive Kobusingye, Distinguished Fellow at The George Institute

    Dr. Olive Kobusingye is an accident & emergency surgeon, injury epidemiologist, and published author. She is Director of the Trauma, Injuries and Disability programme at the Makerere University School of Public Health in Kampala, Board Chair of The Road Traffic Injuries Research Network, and co-founder of The Great Outdoors, Uganda.

    Olive Kobusingye