Africa Healthcare Extension Summit

AHES 2020

After the success of the 2nd Edition of AHES, Verve Management is delighted to host the 3rd Edition Africa Healthcare Extension Summit scheduled for the 7th & 8th July 2020 in Kigali, Rwanda.

The first two editions of the Africa Healthcare Extension Summit were held in Nairobi and gave the attendees a chance to learn about the upcoming ideas and policies to be implemented, insights on how to develop and upgrade medical infrastructure, achieving Universal Healthcare Access, enhancing the overall healthcare quality of the region and future trends in the Healthcare industry. Bringing together 150-200 attendees, the first two editions of the summit were addressed by leading and eminent healthcare practitioners, thought leaders and policy makers from the healthcare industry across the Africa region.

The 3rd edition of AHES will be attended by government offcials and policy makers, regulatory bodies, healthcare associations and other key stakeholders who will be discussing UHC, developing adequate regulatory frameworks, Public Private Partnerships, local and international case studies, technology development, e-health & healthcare financing, funding & government incentives along with other relevant key topics.

Key issues to be addressed at the initiative include:

  • Role of Health Sector Strategic Plan IV (HSSP IV) in achieving The Vision 2050
  • Tackling Malaria: Using a multi-sector collaboration approach
  • General country health policies and latest health regulations
  • Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Using PPP in Africa to reduce the gap in healthcare financing
  • Role of technology in augmenting healthcare accessibility in Africa
  • mHealth & eHealth: Forecasted as major factors in revolutionizing healthcare
  • Africa – a continent of opportunity for medical products, vaccines, infrastructures and equipment

The Rwanda healthcare system has played an essential role in the lives of patients in Africa and is considered to be the best health care system in Africa. Rwanda also impresses with an idea that has captured the imagination of policy makers in even the poorest corners of the world by using universal Health coverage schemes. This is achieved by Rwanda’s 499 health centres, 680 health posts and 42 district hospitals and 04 national referral hospitals, with the most advanced hospital being the King Faisal Hospital. Healthcare spending in Rwanda has continued to grow, thanks to the Rwanda’s Vision 2020 development program, which identified healthcare as a key area. Rwanda has also significantly upgraded the required infrastructure and cultivated the necessary expertise to cover the country’s healthcare requirements, which are expected to reach a value of RWF873.1bn (USD824mn) by 2028. With UHC in place, demand for pharmaceuticals, medical devices as well as innovative healthcare products has increased and is expected to keep on growing.

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