About Leolin

Dr Leolin Katsidzira is a consultant gastroenterologist at the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences and Parirenyatwa Central Hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe. He did his undergraduate and post-graduate clinical training at the University Of Zimbabwe College Of Health Sciences between 1997 and 2008, before joining the Department of Medicine at the same institution as a consultant physician in 2011. His post-graduate research was on the impact of chronic hepatitis B on drug induced liver injury secondary to nevirapine. In January 2015, he went to pursue a fellowship in gastroenterology at Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town, which he completed in May 2017 after which he returned to Harare, Zimbabwe. His research interests are in gastrointestinal malignancies including hepatocellular cancer, and chronic hepatitis infections in Africa. 

This speaker will be presenting at the following session(s)

  • Strategic direction 1: strategic information for focused action

    Plenary

    Day: 1 November

    Time: 14:00

    The Summit’s agenda takes the Global Health Sector Strategy on Viral Hepatitis (GHSS) - and its 5 strategic directions - as its framework. In this plenary session, strategic direction 1 looks at advocacy, political commitment and national planning.

    Presentations:

    • Global viral hepatitis situation and response.
      Dr. Marc Bulterys, World Health Organization
    • WHO country profile report.
    • Shanley Smith, Glasgow Caledonian University
    • Progress in integrating civil society in the global viral hepatitis response.
      Raquel Peck, World Hepatitis Alliance
    • Country examples demonstrating the role of strategic information in national planning.
    • Dr. Leolin Katsidzira, University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences and Parirenyatwa Central Hospital, Harare, Zimbabwe

    Session objectives:

    To highlight

    • The role and importance of strategic information in planning and monitoring national responses.
    • The priority actions for countries and role of WHO in supporting countries.
    • The latest data on the global viral hepatitis situation and response.
    • Progress made in integrating civil society in the global viral hepatitis response and on global awareness activities.
    • Country examples demonstrating the important role of strategic information for focused action.