USAID’s Power Africa to Host Roundtable Discussion on Plans to Electrify Health Facilities Across Sub-Saharan Africa as Part of President Biden’s Global Infrastructure Initiative

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For Immediate Release

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Office of Press Relations

On Thursday, April 28, 2022, as a follow up to the catalytic global infrastructure initiative announced by President Biden at the Carbis Bay G7 Summit last year, Power Africa and USAID will host a high level leadership roundtable discussion on the Healthcare Electrification and Telecommunication Alliance, a new partnership that will enhance health services and assist in COVID-19 response efforts through reliable, sustainable, and affordable electricity across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Leaders will discuss how electrifying and digitally connecting healthcare infrastructure will improve information sharing, strengthen vaccine cold chains, reduce health supply wastage, and allow for real time infection and disease tracking that can improve health outcomes for millions of vulnerable populations, while also substantially mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.

WHAT: Power Africa Leadership Roundtable Discussion on the Healthcare Electrification and Telecommunication Alliance.

WHEN: Thursday, April 28, 2022, 8:30 - 9:20 AM EDT


Opening Remarks:
Samantha Power, USAID Administrator

Mark Carrato, Power Africa Coordinator

Roundtable Participants:
Sekou Amadou, CEO, Orange Telecommunications- Sierra Leone
Damilola Ogunbiyi, UN Special Representative for Energy Access, and CEO of SEforAll
Bineta MBacke, Senior Strategic Manager, GAVI Vaccine Alliance
Molly Phee, Assistant Secretary of State, Africa
Julie Wallace, Acting Deputy Assistant USAID Administrator for Global Health
Linda Etim, Senior Director for Development, Global Health, and Humanitarian Response/Special Assistant to the President, NSC
Dan Kammen, USAID Energy Innovation Advisor

WHERE: To attend the event, visit:

Last updated: December 07, 2022

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