Dear Delegate,

We are excited to host you at the second Africa Health Business Symposium in Dakar, Senegal from 6th – 7th November, 2017.

As you prepare for your travels, we have listed some useful information for your convenience:

Travel & Visa

Visitors to Senegal require a visa unless they come from a visa exempt country. Please contact your local Senegalese Embassy to enquire about visa eligibility. Evidence of yellow-fever vaccination is required for entry into Senegal for travellers arriving from yellow-fever endemic countries. 

In order for us to better prepare for your arrival, and enhance your experience at AHBS II, we kindly request you to share your travel details here.

Visa Letters

For purposes of visa applications, should you still require a visa letter from AHBS, please contact us at your earliest. If you have already received a visa letter from us, kindly confirm that your name and other information is correct and as reflected in your passport.


We have arranged special accommodation rates for our delegates stay during the conference at four hotels including King Fahd Palace Hotel. Please visit our website through this link to contact these hotels directly. Upon clicking on “Book via email”, a special discount code will automatically be generated on the subject of the email.


We have partnered with Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines for better travel deals for our participants.

Ethiopian Airlines has offered a 15% discount on Business Class tickets and a 10% discount on Economy Class ticket for this event. Please use the code AHB17 on the Ethiopian Airlines website, or simply click here to book pre-discounted fares.

Kenya Airways has offered a 15% discount on Business Class and Economy Class tickets for this event. Please use this letter at your nearest KQ sales office when making reservations to benefit from these discounts.

General Information

Mobile Phones

Local SIM cards are widely available. They can also be purchased in the Arrivals Lounge at the Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport.

Business cards

We are expecting over 300 delegates at the event, so please ensure that you carry enough business cards.


It is advisable to keep your valuables in the safety deposit box in your hotel room.


It is advisable to drink bottled water to be safe.

Weather in Dakar

The temperature in Dakar between 4th – 8th November, 2017 ranges from 25-35°C.

Venue and dress code

AHBS II will be hosted at the King Fahd Palace Hotel in Dakar, Senegal. 

Cocktail, 5th November 2017 - Poolside

05:00 PM – 07:00 PM

Business casual attire

Symposium , 6th - 7th November 2017 - Amphitheatre

09:00 AM – 05:30 PM

Business attire


At the registration desk, you will receive your registered name badge and conference package. We request you to wear your lanyards during the entire event as it will allow you access to all the official sites and meeting rooms at the AHBS venue, as well as make it easier for networking. Registration will be open from:

Sunday, 5th November

12:00 PM – 04:00 PM, Reception, King Fahd Hotel

04:30 PM – 07:00 PM, Poolside, King Fahd Hotel

Monday, 6th November & Tuesday, 7th November

07:30 AM onwards: Conference Lobby, King Fahd Hotel

Social Media

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Important Contacts

 Please reach out to us should you require any assistance in regards to: 

Logistical matters (accommodation/travel)

Ms. Liz Otaye on +254 716 341 587 or

Programme/Speaker role matters

Ms. Sheila Chepkoech, on +254 726 808 183 or

For any other enquiries 

Ms. Puja Tank on +254 721 533 730 or


You can access the updated program through this link on our website.


We are eagerly looking forward to welcoming you in Dakar!


Warm regards,


Dr. Amit N. Thakker