Appendix A

Workshop Agenda

WORKSHOP ON THE CONTINUING EPIDEMIOLOGICAL TRANSITION IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Committee on Population
U.S. National Academy of Sciences

and

Medical Research Council/University of the Witwatersrand (MRC/Wits) Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt)

October 20–22, 2011

Location: Wits Professional Development Hub (PDH)
University of the Witwatersrand

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20

OPEN SESSION

 
2:30 P.M.   WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

Barney Cohen
Director, Committee on Population
U.S. National Academy of Sciences

Stephen Tollman
University of the Witwatersrand

Barthélémy Kuate Defo, University of Montreal
Chair, Panel on the Continuing Epidemiological Transition in sub-Saharan Africa
 
2:50 P.M.   SPONSOR PERSPECTIVE

Richard Suzman


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Appendix A Workshop Agenda WORKSHOP ON THE CONTINUING EPIDEMIOLOGICAL TRANSITION IN SUB- SAHARAN AFRICA Committee on Population U.S. National Academy of Sciences and Medical Research Council/University of the Witwatersrand (MRC/Wits) Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt) October 2022, 2011 Location: Wits Professional Development Hub (PDH) University of the Witwatersrand THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 OPEN SESSION 2:30 P.M. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS Barney Cohen Director, Committee on Population U.S. National Academy of Sciences Stephen Tollman University of the Witwatersrand Barthlmy Kuate Defo, University of Montreal Chair, Panel on the Continuing Epidemiological Transition in sub-Saharan Africa 2:50 P.M. SPONSOR PERSPECTIVE Richard Suzman 25

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Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Research U.S. National Institute on Aging 3:00 P.M. SESSION 1: THE CHANGING CONTEXT OF THE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL TRANSITION IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA Chair: Barney Cohen, U.S. National Academy of Sciences Presenter: (20 minutes) Barthlmy Kuate Defo, University of Montreal Discussants: (10 minutes each) Peter Byass, Ume University, Sweden Hoosen Coovadia, University of KwaZulu-Natal Q&A and General Discussion 4:00 P.M. SESSION 2: MORTALITY AND CAUSES OF DEATH IN SUB- SAHARAN AFRICA: PATTERNS, TRENDS, AND PROSPECTS Chair: Barthlmy Kuate Defo, University of Montreal Presenter: (20 minutes) Gilles Pison, Institut National d'tudes Dmographiques (INED) Paper title: Successes and Failures in the Fight Against Child Mortality in sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from Senegal, a Country with Low AIDS prevalence. Discussants: (10 minutes each) Eric Udjo, University of South Africa Stephen Tollman, University of the Witwatersrand Q&A and General Discussion 7:00 P.M. WORKING DINNER 8:00 P.M. ADJOURN FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 OPEN SESSION 8:30 A.M. SESSION 3: RISK FACTOR TRANSITIONS IN AFRICA: EXPOSURES AND COMPARATIVE RISK ASSESSMENT Chair: Ayaga Bawah, Columbia University 26

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Presenter: (20 minutes) Majid Ezzati, Imperial College, London Discussants: (10 minutes each) Julie Knoll Rajaratnam, University of Washington Somnath Chatterji, World Health Organization Q&A and General Discussion 9:30 A.M. SESSION 4: THE ROLE OF MIGRATION IN THE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL TRANSITION IN AFRICA Chair: Michael White, Brown University Presenter: (20 minutes) Mark Collinson, University of the Witwatersrand Paper title: Examining Migration as a Factor Contributing to the Epidemiological Transition, in the Agincourt Sub-District of Northeast South Africa. Discussant: (10 minutes) Ayaga Bawah, Columbia University Q&A and General Discussion 10:30 A.M. BREAK 11:00 A.M. SESSION 5: ECONOMICS OF THE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL TRANSITION Chair: Stephen Tollman, University of the Witwatersrand Presenter: (20 minutes) Riku Elovainio, World Health Organization Paper title: Health Financing Challenges in Low- and Middle- Income Countries in the Context of the Ongoing Epidemiological Transition. Discussants: (10 minutes each) Barthlmy Kuate Defo, University of Montreal Karen Hofman, University of the Witwatersrand Q&A and General Discussion 12:00 P.M. SESSION 6: MEASURING HEALTH: PRIORITIES FOR DATA COLLECTION, VALIDATION, AND USE IN RESOURCE-POOR SETTINGS 27

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Chair: Julie Knoll Rajaratnam, University of Washington Presenter: (20 minutes) Peter Byass, Ume University, Sweden Paper title: Understanding Transitions in African Health by Managing Long-Term Transitions in African Health Data. Discussants: (10 minutes each) Alan Lopez, Queensland University Thomas Rehle, Human Sciences Research Council Q&A and General Discussion 1:00 P.M. LUNCH 2:00 P.M. SESSION 7: THE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL TRANSITION IN AFRICA: ARE THERE LESSONS FROM ASIA? Chair: Somnath Chatterji, World Health Organization Presenter: (20 minutes) Stephen Tollman, University of the Witwatersrand Paper title: The Continuing Epidemiological Transition: Lessons from Africa and Asia. Discussant: (10 minutes) Moffat Nyirenda, College of Medicine/University of Malawi Q&A and General Discussion 3:00 P.M. BREAK 3:30 P.M. SESSION 8: ROUNDTABLE ON DATA NEEDS AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS Chair: Alan Lopez, Queensland University Q&A and General Discussion 4:30 P.M. WRAP-UP/ POINTS TO BE INCORPORATED IN THE FINAL REPORT Barthlmy Kuate Defo, University of Montreal 5:00 P.M. ADJOURN 28

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 CLOSED SESSION (Panel Members Only) 8:00 A.M. CLOSED MEETING 3:30 P.M. END OF MEETING 29