Broadening the Benefits of Growth

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“Universal health coverage and health emergencies are cousins—two sides of the same coin. Strengthening health systems is the best way to safeguard against health crises. Outbreaks are inevitable, but epidemics are not. Strong health systems are our best defense to prevent disease outbreaks from becoming epidemics.”, quoted Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General, World Health Organization.

It is no surprise that the seemingly far-fetched Universal Health Coverage (UHC) has a lot of other benefits as well. It includes the provision of financial protection and safety nets, creation of jobs and economic outputs, economic growth through a healthier population, and poverty reduction – thereby also allowing individuals and families to afford both healthcare and education simultaneously
Africa Healthcare Federation Chairman, Dr. Amit N. Thakker and H.E. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda discuss the vision of implementing Public Private Partnerships towards improving health in Africa at the 30th AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
It has also become popularly known that UHC is less of an economic challenge and more of a political challenge. The biggest challenge towards implementation has been the lack of an inclusive dialogue on a national level. Given the complexities associated with UHC, governments should explore working through public-private partnerships focused on a wide range of areas, from health literacy and health system strengthening to access to quality service and financial protection schemes. UHC will only be achieved after a process of learning from experiences, evolving innovation, and diversified approaches that will create the road map to significantly expand the number of people covered by risk pooling arrangements, thus, optimizing resource use and maximizing results.

A structured, collaborative action on UHC is imperative to meet the shared goals of expanding patient access to healthcare through innovative solutions. Achieving long-term sustainability of the health sector will require all stakeholders to consistently and continuously engage at these cross roads of policy and politics.

This October, AHBS III, themed “Achieving UHC in Africa: Stronger Together” will address the technicalities of this key continental priority. Bringing together the public sector, key private sector stakeholders, development partners, as well as implementation partners, AHBS III will not only galvanize the political will, but through inclusivity, lay out frameworks for UHC implementation in the African healthcare space, creating a broader roadmap that will foster investments, growth and knowledge sharing in the sector.



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We are excited to continue on this journey to raise the African health sector to global standards through regional integration. The Africa Health Business team is proud to announce the continued partnership with leading health players on the continent for this event: Gilead Sciences, Inc., Biolitec AG, and Corvus Health.
AHBS III Partnerships: Danielle Lubbe, Senior Administrative Coordinator, Gilead Sciences (Left)confirms participation for AHBSIII with Nishit Shah, Director, Africa Health Business (Right)
Gilead Sciences, Inc, a research based biopharmaceutical company focusing on the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative medicines in areas of unmet need, believes in gathering strength through partnerships for the efficient delivery and development of innovative medicines
Created in 1978 and aligned with Medtronic's commitment to improve access to quality healthcare, The Medtronic Foundation is the primary channel for Medtronic's strategic giving. The Foundation focuses on making the world a healthier place by expanding and improving healthcare access, especially in underserved communities.
Biolitec is an international corporation, and one of the world's leading specialists in the production and marketing of medical laser systems and suitable accessories as well as the sole supplier worldwide that provides all relevant core competencies in Photodynamic Therapy.
Corvus Health is a global health workforce services firm that works with governments, hospitals, and health facilities all over the world to help their health workers perform at the peak of their potential. Corvus Health offers a variety of health workforce and human resource management services, including recruiting, staffing, training, etc.
Similarly, several leading corporates within Africa have joined in this significant effort to re-instate their role in the progress of the continent. Join us in making this vision a reality!


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Nishit Shah