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