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International Conference on
Primary Health Care

Resilient Primary Health Care: The Foundation of Universal Health Coverage
In The Era of Sustainable Development Goals

September 5,7 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Welcome to the International Conference on Primary Health Care!

The International Institute for Primary Health Care (IPHC-E) in collaboration with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health (MoH-E) and supported by the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health is thrilled to announce the upcoming conference on PHC. The Conference follows the successful pre-conference that was attended by more than 500 participants from over 80 countries.
This conference is designed to provide our participants with an interactive and engaging experience featuring keynote plenary panels, concurrent workshop sessions, roundtable discussions, lightning paper sessions, a poster and exhibit hall and much more. The overall goal of the conference is to facilitate attainment of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and the health-related SDG’s by strengthening the PHC movement globally.


September 5 - 7, 2023


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia



The Pre-Conference

This two day event took place virtually in September 2022, featuring 18 speakers and attended by more than 500 participants. The theme for the two-day virtual pre-conference was Primary Health Care in the face of a changing world: the past, present, future, as well as challenges and opportunities for financing PHC. Please click on the button below to watch the recordings of the conference





Join us and


Be part of a dynamic global movement

Join PHC leaders, decision-makers and thinkers from around the world to learn from, collaborate with and commit to building resilient PHC. Be part of shaping the Primary Health Care Movement

Meet and greet

Capitalize on the presence of high-profile PHC Champions for some direct interaction while joining tables at lunch, or attending an informal Q&A.

Network with like-minded people

Take advantage of sharing knowledge, gaining advice, and drawing inspiration from countries representatives’ PHC experiences.

Guest Speakers

Listen to high level gest speakers that will challenge current thinking and push forward new ideas around PHC

Share your ideas and best practices around the table

Engage in roundtable discourse and sell research ideas and best practices while finding and connecting with people who share similar interests.

Live Q&A

Get your burning Primary Health Care questions answered live and connect with our speakers during our live Q&A sessions.





Networking Cocktail



Registration Continued

Opening Ceremony & Keynote Speeches

Plenary Session 1

Refreshments &
Exhibition Hall Opens

Concurrent sessions (with one closed ministerial session)

Lunch & Exhibition Hall Opens

Plenary Session 2

Refreshment & Exhibition Hall Opens

Concurrent Sessions

Interactive round table discussion

Poster Session

Dinner reception



Plenary Session 3

Concurrent Session

Refreshments &
Exhibition Hall Opens

Lightning Paper Sessions

Lunch & Exhibition Hall Opens

Plenary Session 4

Concurrent sessions & Interactive Round Table

Closing Ceremony


If you are interested in getting involved in this conference, please submit a message in the “Contact Us” box.

The call for abstracts will open soon. 

Registration will open early April. Check back on this website to keep up to date. Send us a message is the “Contact Us” box, and we’ll keep track of your email to send you a reminder when registration opens.
  • Yes, we welcome the participation of all those interested or involved in building up primary health care. Our target audience for this conference include: high level officials from ministries of health, PHC leaders, senior representatives of UN agencies and international organizations, bilateral and multilateral organizations, researchers and scientists, health workers, civil society organizations, academia, professional associations, health ambassadors, philanthropies, Africa CDC, consortia, and private sector organizations.
Due to venue limitations, we regret that we are limited in our capacity.
  • Check back on this site regularly as we will provide more information on this to come.


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