2nd Annual Africa Hospital Expansion Summit

2nd Annual Africa Hospital Expansion Summit

The East Africa Healthcare Federation will be partnering with the Noppen Group in organising the 2nd edition of the Africa Hospital Expansion Summit.

Dr. Amit N Thakker, Founder of the East Africa Healthcare Federation and Chair of the EA Health Platform hosted by East Africa Business Council, will chair this summit, which will focus on the upgrade and development of hospital and healthcare projects in Africa.

The hospital sector is undergoing undeniable growth in the entire African continent, stimulated by increased active government focus on healthcare expansion. In the coming ten years, not only an extra 500.000 to 650.000 beds are being built, in the Sub-Saharan healthcare, market investments up to $35 billion are said to be made by 2016. In Zambia alone, government is constructing district hospitals in every region and is planning for 400 new medical centres.

Opportunities for the supply of hospital equipment, instrumentation, machinery and other products and services are unprecedented. At the 2nd Africa Hospital Expansion Summit, government officials, construction companies, doctors, management groups and hospital owners will go in discussion with consultants, architects, medical companies, equipment providers and service groups, in order to better explore the market and support project development.

Key issues to be addressed at the 2014 event are:


  • Outlook of the Africa healthcare & hospital sector
  • Key Drivers for the Tremendous Growth of the Hospital Industry in Africa
  • Understanding the Hospital Market Operations and its Differences across Africa
  • Defining New and Upcoming Projects


  • Government Initiatives and Investments: Latest Updates
  • Understanding Legislation and Compliance
  • How to Deal with Alleged Corruption and Mismanagement?


  • Foreign Investors’ Interest in Africa: Short and Midterm Expectations
  • Finding and Guaranteeing Investments
  • How to Qualify for Hospital Grants and Funding
  • Successfully Establishing a Public-Private Partnership in the Health Sector
  • Ensuring Future Investments

Design & Construction

  • Planning and Design of Hospital Projects
  • How to integrate innovative equipment and construction materials in design
  • Case Studies of successful projects
  • New build or renovation? Pros & Cons


  • Understanding Africa from the Suppliers’ Viewpoint: Expectations from the Market towards Suppliers
  • Purchasing Optimisation: Dealing with Cost Control and Operational Efficiency
  • Which equipment is lacking from hospitals in Africa & how to procure it
  • Technology & Healthcare : m-health & e-health

Quality Assurance for patient & hospital

  • Insights into the Challenges of Hospital Management
  • Tailoring Insurance Strategies to the African Hospital Industry: Defining risks and challenges
  • Clinical Governance: Maintaining and Improving the Quality of Patient Care
  • How Innovative HR Solutions can Support your Hospital Performance
  • Enhancing Hospital Quality levels
  • A look at the capitations system

Early confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr. Amit Thakker – Chairman – East Africa Healthcare Federation & CEO – Kenya Healthcare Federation, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Dr. Ian Clarke – Chairman – Uganda Healthcare Federation & Executive Chairman – International Medical Group, Kampala, Uganda
  • Dr. Samuel Ogillo – CEO – Association of Private Health Facilities in Tanzania, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Dr. L. Kansoka – Managing Director – University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia
  • Dr. Merissa Kambani – President – Private Hospitals Association of Zimbabwe & Managing Director – The Avenues Clinic, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Mr. Michael Fischer – Office Director Southern Africa – DEG Invest, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Mr. Keith Bonsall – Co-Founder & Co-Director – Halcom Management Services, South Africa
  • Dr. Tony De Coito – Managing Director – Healthshare, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Ms. Edwina Fleming – Africa Health Sector Leader – JohnStaff Health