AHBS II: 6th - 7th November 2017, Dakar, Senegal
AHBS II saw the continent unite in West Africa with public sector, private sector and development partner representatives from 51 countries across the globe. The conference was a historic partnership effort between the Ministry of Health Senegal, the Private Health Federation of Senegal and Africa Health Business (AHB). The symposium ignited efforts focused on the joint objective of transforming the healthcare landscape on the African continent.
The Symposium in Numbers
Transforming PPPs for Health in Africa
Hon. Abdoulaye Diouf Sarr, Minister of Health, Senegal, noted that among the human rights, the right to health is one of the categories belonging to the third generation of rights, that is to say economic and social rights. Highlighting the relationship between human rights and public health can only be a reality in a partnership framework.
The success of an African strategy for an effective management of our populations’ health care can be considered only within the framework of PPPs, given the lack of health facilities and the difficulty of achieving SDGs on health.
What Next: From Movement to Action
Ideas from Healthcare Leaders
A health PPP is a way to solve public health and social development problems by combining the
efforts of public and private organizations. From my point of view, the very approach being used
by this symposium has proven it’s relevance.
UHC is a precondition of economic growth with equity. Japan achieved UHC when the government was very poor, but thanks to this the economy grew.
The health business strategy can contribute to robust health ecosystems. When public and private sector partner, there is shared value creation that can maximize the investment for each party.