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

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. Following the February Women’s Health Africa Health Business Symposium (AHBS), AHB is curating the next AHBS under the theme: The role of the private sector in advancing Men’s Health in Africa with the objective to prioritise, explore and strengthen the role of the private sector in advancing men’s health in Africa.

Africa Men’s Health 2022


The Role of the Private Sector in Advancing Men's Health in Africa

24th November, 2022

Significant socioeconomic benefits can be derived from improving men’s healthcare in Africa. It is crucial that we protect and promote the health of men on the continent – with a focus on quality, affordability and equity – for the wellbeing and development of both current and future generations. Disparities in men’s health have substantial implications for women as well, whether in terms of disease or the burden often incurred in caring for ill male family members.

What Our Partners Say About AHBS

Ministry and Government Agencies

H.E Dr. Lia Tadesse, Minister for Health Ethiopia:
Importance of advancing healthcare for women on the African continent

H.E Amira El Fadil, Commissioner Social Affairs, A.U:
The role of the private sector in advancing women's health in Africa

Ms. Susan Mochache, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Health Kenya:
Collaboration for better access and quality of health for the African woman

Dr. Achamyelesh Debala, Regional Coordinator Eastern Africa Regional Coordinating Centre, Africa CDC:
Partnerships for improvement of women's health on the African continent

Dr. Juliet Nabyonga, Regional Representative WHO, Kenya:
Creating a momentum in advocacy for the bettering of women's health in Africa

The struggles with Covid-19 supplies have made it clear how important better engagement of the private sector including regional manufacturing is. The panelists were great and I am interested in keeping in touch with them for exchange of experience and ideas, we can see how to compliment each other in working with/supporting countries
Moeti Matshidiso
Dr. Matshidiso Moeti
Regional Director Africa,
World Health Organization

Private Sector Champions

Marloes Kibacha, Managing Director, Africa Health Business:
Africa Health Business, Impacting African women's health on the ground

Philana Mugyenyi, Government Affairs Manager, Terumo BCT :
Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, ensuring adequate, safe and sustainable blood for African mothers

Nyawira Njeru, Head of Market Access and Government Affairs, Hologic:
Hologic, raising awareness and advocating for women's health in Africa

Nicole Spieker, CEO, PharmAccess:
PharmAccess Group, using digital technology to strengthen inclusive health markets in Africa

Jacqueline Wambua, Lead Health System Partnerships, Roche:
Roche, Why we should strengthen women's health in Africa

Enya Seguin, Business Development Manager, Delft Imaging:
Delft Imaging, Empowering community health workers to address pregnancy complications in Africa

A must for all professionals engaged in global health. The content is full of ideas, learning and practices. I am expecting a real African realisation in terms of health system and near shoring manufacturing
Karim Bendahou
Dr. Karim Bendahou
Head of Africa Bureau Merck & Chair of Africa Committee IFPMA