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We are excited to kick start 2019 with a bang!

AHB partners with AU for the Africa Leadership Meeting

African leaders gathered ahead of the 32nd African Union Summit at a high level meeting themed "Investing in Health" held in Addis Ababa, the first of its kind on the continent which called for more investments to ensure universal health coverage in Africa. At the same time, the deliberations at the meeting reiterated the need for stronger private sector engagement to spur these investments and to play a bigger role in the road map to achieving UHC on the continent.

"African governments should increase domestic expenditure in health to achieve health-related goals"
H.E Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda
"Africa needs to have targeted and smart investments to provide high quality and people-centered health services. "
H.E Sahle-Work Zewde, President of Ethiopia
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Domestic Financing for Health and Private Sector Engagement was one of the focus discussions during the meeting. The discussion led by Dr. Amit N. Thakker, Chairman of Africa Health Business, emphasised "The private health sector is an integral part wider ecosystem and if such investments were to be realised, the starting point would be for governments to have open public-private dialogue."

As an example, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya seconded Dr. Amit Thakker and said his government has partnered well with the private sector organisations such as GE to deliver modern, state-of-the-art medical equipment to counties through a cost-effective and innovative Managed Equipment Service (MES) programme. He went on to say "Provision of Healthcare is not only a necessity, but also an investment opportunity for the private sector"
"We must make sure every child in Africa has a shot at a healthy future."

Bill Gates, co-Chair The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


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Save the Date: AHBS IV

Don't forget to mark 7-9 October 2019 in your diaries for the largest Pan-African Health Business Conference!

AHBS IV will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in October 2019 under the banner Integrating Africa: Bridging the Health Gap” with focus on exploring the role of the private health sector to bridge the gap towards achieving UHC with emphasis on:

Robust frameworks, policies and governance for private sector engagement
Integration of the private sector to address the human resource challenges
Public-private partnerships focusing on the continent’s top health priorities
This event will host African Ministers of Health and Ministry of Health Officials, Development Partners and Donor Communities alongside Private Sector Corporates and Champions to advance the health agenda in Africa and collaborate towards achieving the Africa Health Strategy.

Interested in partnering for the event? Click here to contact us for AHBS IV partnership opportunities.