Africa Men’s Health:
The role of the Private Sector in
Advancing Men’s Health in Africa.

Thursday, 24th November 2022,

Nairobi, Kenya and Online

Symposium Focus

Attention accorded to men’s health globally and in Africa is generally insufficient. The life expectancy (LE) of men over the years has consistently been lower than that of women globally. According to a report published by WHO in 2019, men had a LE of 70.9 years while women had 75.9 years. A similar trend can be seen in Africa which had the lowest LE among all WHO regions at 64.5 years. Additionally, females in Nigeria and in other Sub-Saharan African countries generally live longer than men.

Reducing the burden of morbidity and mortality in men, has potential benefits for women, children, and the society at large. Thus, the effort to improve health must focus on the health needs of both sexes and adjust to the differences between them. Attention to men’s health will be particularly important in tackling the global epidemic of non-communicable diseases, which are likely to affect more men than women and to affect men at a younger age.

Africa Men’s Health 2022


About AHBS

The Africa Health Business Symposium (AHBS) is a pan-African conference that sits at the heart of the African healthcare scene. Via AHBS, AHB has set the pace towards constructive working relationships between the public and private sector, creating a more enabling environment for the private health sector on the African continent.The Africa Health Business Symposium (AHBS) on Men’s Health aims to bring together policy makers, MedTech and pharmaceutical industry, financiers, and healthcare providers for a detailed series of plenary sessions to discuss key issues including partnerships and solutions towards positively influencing men’s health. AHBS VII will be a full-day highly interactive hybrid event, in Nairobi, allowing both in-person and virtual participation, welcoming eminent health experts, business leaders, government officials, and development partners to discuss, share information and provide lessons learned on key areas focussed on improving men’s health in Africa.

Healthcare Champions Participating


Isaac Kamau

Director Integrated Molecular Imaging Centre, Kenyatta University Teaching Research and Referral Hospital

Dr. Tedros Adhanom

Director-General, WHO
H.E. Prof. Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o

H.E. Prof. Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o

Governor, County Government of Kisumu
Dr. Jelita Chinyonga

Dr. Jelita Chinyonga

Director Performance Improvement, Ministry of Health, Zambia

Dr. Babatunde Omilola

Director Public Health, Security and Social Protection Division, African Development Bank
Dr Ouma Oluga

Dr. Ouma Oluga

Director of Health Services, Nairobi Metropolitan Services, Executive Office of the President
Dr. Ephantus Maree

Dr. Ephantus Maree

Head of non-communicable diseases, Ministry of Health, Kenya
Dr Beatrice Gatumi

Dr. Beatrice Gatumia

Clinical Business Lead, Amref Health Innovations
Emma Knox

Ms. Emma Knox

Chief Executive Officer, Vitality Health International
Dr. Alfred Karagu

Dr. Alfred Karagu

Chief Executive Officer, National Cancer Institute, Kenya
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Dr. Amit N. Thakker

Executive Chairman, Africa Health Business

Dr. Vincent Hongo

CEO, Chiromo Hospital Group

Ms. Mary-Ann Musangi

Board Member, National Cancer Institute - Kenya

Dr. Davji Atellah

Clinical Pharmacist, Nakuru County Referral Hospital
Ms Nelly-Ale

Ms. Nelly Ale

Head of Health Ecosystems, Mastercard Foundation
Marloes Kibacha

Mrs. Marloes Kibacha

Managing Director, Africa Health Business
Daniella Munene

Dr. Daniella Munene

Head of Consulting, Africa Health Business
Ahmed Dagane

Dr. Ahmed Dagane

Chief Executive Officer, The Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital

Prof. Mansoor Saleh

Chair, Department of Hematology and Oncology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi
Mrs. Dorothy Nyong’o

Mrs. Dorothy Nyong’o

Managing Trustee & Co-Founder, Africa Cancer Foundation
Brian Lishenga

Dr. Brian Lishenga

Chairman, Rural Private Hospitals Association of Kenya (RUPHA)

Mr. Arpit Bansal

Country Director Sub Saharan Africa, AstraZeneca

Dr. Elizabeth Wala

KEPSA Director, Health and Social Sectors

Dr. Simon Kigondu

President, Kenya Medical Association

Dr. Kelvin Mbugua

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Marie Stopes Kenya
Michael Mugo

Mr. Michael M. Mugo

Business Advisor, Tunza Family Health Network, PS Kenya
Amon Lukhele

Mr. Amon Lukhele

Vice Chair, Global Action on Men's Health, Africa
Prof. Khaleed

Prof. Khaled Dabees

President and Professor of Urology, African Society for Scientific Research and Technology

Prof. Fredrick Chite Asirwa, M.D.

Interim President, College of Oncologists of East, Central and Southern Africa

Dr. Hinjal Bhatia

Project Manager, Africa Health Business

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