How and when will Africa achieve UHC?

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Join us for an insightful and interactive session on  Healthcare Financing: Strategies towards achieving Universal Health Coverage to explore possible solutions to Africa's needs along with our panelists including:


Dr. Viktor Hediger

McKinsey & Co


Mr. Kwasi Boahene

PharmAccess Foundation



Dr. Felix Olale

LeapFrog Investments


Dr. Jeanna Holtz



Mr. Nathaniel Otoo

NHIA Ghana

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) provides for quality healthcare services that are affordable and relieve the customer of financial strains. As opposed to out-of-pocket payments, it does not require immediate payment upon service delivery.

With 2015 as the target year for the MDGs, Africa lags behind in many of the targets due to a lack of Government spending on health with fewer than 10 countries in Africa budgeting at least 15% of their national budget for health as per the Abuja declaration.

Dependency on foreign financial assistance needs to be reduced and the continent needs to lean towards sustainability by focusing on implementing a UHC that has the potential to transform health systems in Africa.

“The most equitable and sustainable way to achieve the health outcomes we all want is through Universal Health Coverage.’’  Jim Yong Kim, World Bank President

The purpose of UHC is to meet population needs for quality healthcare, remove financial barriers to healthcare access, reduce incidence of catastrophic health expenditures, attain national and internationally agreed health goals, and ultimately contribute to poverty alleviation and development. There is evidence that broad health coverage, facilitated by extended risk pooling and prepayment, generally leads to better access to necessary care and improved population health, particularly for poor people.

Achieving UHC and raising sufficient resources to strengthen removed the health systems is a complex process that involves joint decision making among key stakeholders, including governments, development partners, donors, to support policies that promote equity, efficiency and effectiveness’’ within the health system. Through a unified approach, they can help to significantly expand the number of people covered by risk pooling arrangements, with substantial benefits to health care, thereby optimizing resource use and maximizing results.

The underlying question persists: Will investing in UHC really pay off for Africa?


Join us at the  Africa Health Business Symposium themed “Growing the Business of Health in Africa” which takes place in Nairobi, Kenya on 6th - 7th October, 2016 to explore solutions for Universal Healthcare Coverage and increasing the accessibility and affordability of  healthcare across Africa.

Delegates from Ministries of Health, Developmental Partners and Captains of the Industry will converge to further propel effective and true partnerships for better health in Africa. If you do want to make a difference in this wonderful continent, Africa – JOIN US and REGISTER NOW to save your space in the limited slots available.


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Registration for any 1 day - $175

Registration for both days - $250


Safari Park Hotel has offered delegates a discounted rate of $210 per night for deluxe rooms. Should you choose to reserve a room, please contact Eunice Njoroge on or Carol Wasike on

Kenya Airways as a partner have extended a 15% discount on flights into Nairobi. For flight reservations, please contact Mr. Meshack Ndagwa on: quoting the code CONGB





  PharmAccess Foundation               


Linet Group                






Africa Health Partners



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Marloes Bosker - Kibacha

Conference Coordinator