AHBS IV: 7th - 9th October 2019, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Africa Health Business Symposium, under the theme: Integrating Africa; Bridging the Health Gap focused on private healthcare related firms and their relationships with governments in Africa.Among the key discussion points at the symposium where : universal health coverage, moving from curative to preventive treatment, the menace of counterfeit medication, challenges of trading within Africa, digital health, among other key health related issues affecting the continent.

The Symposium in Numbers

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Delegates AHBS 2019 WHITE
Countries AHBS 2019 WHITE

Integrating Africa: Bridging the Health Gap

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Lia Tadesse

In her welcome address, H.E Dr. Lia Tadesse noted that it was wonderful to see more than 50 countries and 80 organizations represented in the symposium. She further explained that many countries had started creating effective organizational structures in the form of associations of private sector organizations in order to engage effectively and productively with the government.

Celebrating Our Progress: Building more Bridges

The opening of the first Africa Healthcare Federation (AHF) Summit coloured the first day prior to the start of the Africa Health Business Symposium IV.The Summit lauded the progress that had been made, while also determining a way forward for public and private partnerships in health around the African continent.As a way forward the summit looked at integration: integrating regions, integrating sectors, and integrating systems across the continent.

The Africa Health Business Symposium, under the theme: Integrating Africa: Bridging the Health Gap focused on private healthcare related firms and their relationships with governments in Africa.Among the key discussion points at the symposium where : universal health coverage, moving from curative to preventive treatment, the menace of counterfeit medication, challenges of trading within Africa, digital health, among other key health related issues affecting the continent.

Ideas from Healthcare Leaders

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Dr. Matshidiso Moeti

Regional Director, World Health Organization

In Africa, the private sector delivers 50% of health services and so governments working with business partners will be key in achieving UHC.

Amira

H.E. Amira Elfadil

Commissioner of Social Affairs, African Union

Private sector organizations, please work with us, rather than in parallel or contradictory initiatives. If we all work together, we can create a healthier, happier, more successful Africa.

Lia Tadesse

H.E Dr. Lia Tadesse

Minister for Health, Ethiopia

We are committed to working with the private sector to accelerate UHC, especially in tertiary care, high impact private health interventions, and the pharmaceutical industry.

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