Whose business is health security? (June 2022)

TDDA event at European Development Days offering insights for health security programme design


Tackling Deadly Diseases in Africa (TDDA) will be represented at the 2022 European Development Days (EDD) event, to be held on June 21–22 in Brussels and online.

Our presence will include a stand (no. 5675) within the Global Village exhibition and a lunchtime discussion offering essential insights for health security programme design.


EDD is Europe’s leading forum on international partnerships, organized by the European Commission.



Event title: Whose business is health security?

Event details: Wednesday June 22, from 13:00 to 14:15, Room L3

Register by email: Mathilde_gaston-mathe@dai.com


For our TDDA team, one of the most important lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic is that resilience to health shocks, particularly in fragile settings, requires participation from a wide range of actors, including those not habitually deployed in health security.


The model developed by TDDA reaches some of the most vulnerable in society: the poorest, the disabled, women, and refugees. Our work is empowering local civil society organizations, for instance, to deliver vital community engagement in settings not easily served by formal structures. Our work offers essential insights for programme design, recognizing that health security is everybody’s business.


At the lunch event on 22 June, Prof. Omer Njajou and Claude Cafardy, two of our technical experts, will share their experience of implementing a whole-of-society approach to health security in fragile contexts, and adapting to overlapping crises.


Claude Cafardy, TDDA's Technical Lead on Governance & Accountability
Prof. Omer Njajou, TDDA's Technical Lead on IHR

Come and meet us at EDD 2022:

Global Village Stand 5675