Africa Healthcare Summit 2016 to hold in London

08 Feb 2016, 12:00 am
Financial Nigeria


The summit will examine the latest healthcare developments and technology across Africa.

Hybrid cardiac catheterization lab at Regent’s Park Cardiovascular Solutions, London. A similiar facility is also at the Cardiac and Renal Centre, Lagos.

The 3rd edition of the Africa Healthcare Summit will take place on February 17-18 at the Olympia Conference Centre in London, England.

Oliver Kinross, organiser of the high-level summit, has said the summit will examine the latest healthcare developments and technology across Africa; assess current reforms and the impact of the investment boom that is anticipated for the African healthcare sector.

Pharmaceutical spending, growing at an annual growth rate of 10.6 percent, is expected to reach $30 billion in 2016; while public healthcare spending in Africa is expected to expand to 6.4 percent of GDP, making it the second highest category of government investment.

The Summit will highlight development in technology and innovation in the healthcare sector in Egypt. Dr. Hala Zaid of the Egyptian Ministry of Health will give a full presentation on Egypt's healthcare vision for 2030, including health innovation in public and private sectors, cutting-edge facilities, research and technologies, the growing demand in medical tourism as well as maintaining standards.

Topics to be discussed by the panellists will include, Expanding the Coverage of Quality Healthcare; Hospital Build and Infrastructure; Training Medical Professionals; Public-Private Partnerships for Healthcare Infrastructure and Services; Providing Better Access to Healthcare Through Technology and Innovation; Reaching out the Rural Communities; Tackling Communicable and Non-Communicable Disease; Financing Healthcare; Affordability and Sustainability of Healthcare in Africa; Implementing New Technologies; Best Practice in Public Healthcare Development; Medical Education Reforms; Importance of NGO Partnerships; and Medical Tourism Across the Continent.

Nigerian Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole, will join other panelists including Alexander Segbefia, Ghanaian Minister of Health; Andriamanarivo Mamy Lalatiana, Minister of Health, Madagascar; José Vieira Dias Van-Dunem, Angolan Minister of Health; among other African government officials.  

Dr. Massoud Shaker, Head of Infrastructure for Department of Health, South Africa; Dawit Hailu, Managing Director for Wudassie Diagnostic Center; Adriana Basovska, Regional Sales Manager for Linet and Dr. Samuel Were, Head of PPP Unit for Ministry of Health, Kenya, are among panellists at the summit.   

Dr. Lilian Kocholla, Head of Oncology Unit Services from the Ministry of Health Kenya, will give a presentation at the Summit on Battling Cancer in East Africa, while presenting a case study from the Kenyan Ministry of Health.