AHBS 2017 to focus on PPPs and sustainable health in Africa

Dear Reader,

AHBS 2016 was the pioneering historical event that brought together healthcare leaders from over 35 countries across the globe, and all 5 regions of Africa on a singular platform. High level delegates from the public and private sector, as well as development partners convened in Nairobi to discuss "Growing the business of Health in Africa".

The Africa Healthcare Federation (AHF), unifying the five African regions to promote the interests of the private healthcare sector at a national, regional and continental level was officially launched during AHBS 2016. At the recently concluded Africa Healthcare Summit 2017 held in London during February 13-15, 2017, Africa Healthcare Federation (AHF) received an award in the category “Outstanding contribution to the African Healthcare Industry”. At this meeting, AHF was recognized for taking the initiative to unify the private health sectors of the five African regions and to advocate, mentor, collaborate and integrate the private health sector of Africa so as to ensure the scaling up and strengthening of health systems.

Pictured L-R: Dr. Ramesh Bhoola (South Africa), Mrs, Mariam Paes (Morocco), Dr Jean Nyirinkwaya (Rwanda), Mrs. Clare Omatseye (Nigeria), Dr, Amany Asfour (Vice Chair, COMESA), Dr. Amit N. Thakker (Chairman of Africa Healthcare Federation), Dr, Frank Adeoti (Code D’Ivoire) and Dr. Peter Kamunyo (Kenya) celebrate as they receive the award

We are excited to continue on this journey to improve the overall health in Africa through regional integration. The Africa Health Business Team is proud to announce the early partners for AHBS 2017. We invite you to take this unique opportunity to become a recognized partner in strengthening the business of health in Africa. Delegates from Ministries of Health, Development Partners and Captains of the Industry will converge to further propel effective and true partnerships for better health in Africa.

Biolitec is 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 who provides all relevant core competencies in Photodynamic Therapy. They hold expertise in research and product development in the healthcare field.

Novartis is the third-largest multinational healthcare company on the continent with a storng commitment to building health systems in Africa, and long-term business growth.

Philips is committed to delivering meaningful innovations that help to enhance the lives of Africans across this great continent, ranging from energy efficiency to supporting hospital systems, improving healthcare infrastructure and access to rural healthcare.

As a testimony to the impact AHBS is envisioned to have in improving healthcare access in Africa, Mr. Roelof Assies, Head of Healthcare at Philips states, "Philips Healthcare is keen to be part of the movement towards a unified African continent. We see ourselves as true healthcare partners focused on improving peoples lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, Philips integrates technologies and designs into people-centric solutions”.

The PharmAccess Group is dedicated to improving access to better healthcare in Africa. It mobilizes public and private resources for the benefit of doctors and patients through clinical standards and quality improvements, loans for healthcare providers, health insurance, mHealth innovations and operational research. 

Similarly, several leading corporates within Africa have joined in this significant effort to re-instate their role in the progress of the continent. This November, Captains of the Health Industry will unite again at AHBS II to strategize on “Transforming PPPs for Health in Africa”

We warmly welcome interested companies and organisations to explore partnership opportunities for AHBS II.



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Marloes Kibacha

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