Frequently Asked Questions

About the conference

What is the conference all about?

The East Africa Healthcare Federation (EAHF) 2016 Conference in Kampala, Uganda is an East African private health sector driven event. EAHF constitutes of country private health sector federations from the 5 East African countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi).

The conference serves as a platform to openly discuss and encourage the regions governments to carry out reform programs that would foster public private partnerships in healthcare. In addition the conference is a great place to network with key players in from the region as delegates come from various dimensions: corporate businesses, development partners and private sector.

What is the main focus of the conference?

The conference theme this year is “The role of the private sector in attaining the healthcare sustainable development goals,” which means that the objective of the conference is to improve collaboration and coordination between public and private sectors to address SDGs.

Why is this conference important?

This conference is important because it is the only regional healthcare conference which is organised by the overall private health sector, for the overall private health sector. Furthermore the conference will attract key players in the regional healthcare space like senior government officials, senior management of private healthcare businesses and key development partners in health – making it a great place to increase your network and business opportunities.

Who are the main conference attendees?

The main conference attendees are private for profit healthcare players from the East African region as they are the members of EAHF. In addition the conference attracts senior management and decision makers from both the public as healthcare development sector.

How much does registration cost?

Registration to the EAHF 2016 Conference as a delegate is free of cost. However you need to pre-register via the REGISTER button on our website.

Why should I attend as a delegate?

You should attend the EAHF 2016 Conference as it is a great platform to increase your knowledge by attending the different sessions where key persons in the healthcare space will present and discuss their experiences. Furthermore the special networking events and exhibition space offers a good opportunity for you to increase your network and thereby increasing growth opportunities for your business.

Why should the private sector attend?

The private sector should attend because it is an event organized by the private sector itself and you can therefore be sure that the sectors current concerns, topics and debates in relation to the financial sustainability of healthcare delivery systems are well represented. In addition to create a strong EA private healthcare sector platform and representation, we encourage esteemed and respected private players to be present during this event.

Travel Information

What do I need to know about Uganda before travelling there?

Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes endangered gorillas and chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a famous mountain gorilla sanctuary, while Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos. Uganda is one of the most beautiful countries located in the Pearl of Africa. The country has a population of approx. 11.5 million people.

  • By Air:There are both direct and indirect flights into Entebbe International Airport depending on the flight route.
  • By Road:one can travel to Uganda by road. There are daily bus services from Burundi, Congo, Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya among other countries.

Travelling to Uganda

Rwanda can be accessed using the following means:

By Air: There are both direct and indirect flights into Entebbe International Airport depending on the route.

By Road: one can travel to Uganda by road. There are daily bus services from Burundi, Congo, Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya among other countries.

Vaccine

Check the vaccines and medicines list and visit your doctor (ideally, 4-6 weeks) before your trip to get vaccines or medicines you may need. For information on required vaccination certificates follow the link: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/uganda

Attractions

Kampala is the heart and capital city of Uganda.  The distinctive attraction of Uganda as a tourist destination arises out of the variety of its game stock and its unspoilt scenic beauty. Uganda generally has substantial natural resources for tourism with a variety of landscape and ecosystems, climates and cultures. Some of its features are outstanding by international standards such as the sheer variety of bird species, while others are unique. The Ugandan experience has novelty and rarity values not easily found elsewhere in Africa.  The attractions include:

  • Avi-tourism (bird watching)
  • Sport fishing
  • Boating
  • Primate tracking (Gorillas, Chimps and others)
  • Game Viewing
  • Walking and trekking
  • Mountaineering
  • White water rafting

And over 10 National Parks:

  • Murchison Falls National Park
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Bwindi Impenetrable Park
  • Mgahinga Gorilla
  • Kibale Forest National Park
  • Kidepo National Park
  • Mount Elgon
  • Semuliki National Park
  • Lake Mburo National Park
  • Rwenzori Mountains

What languages are spoken in the Uganda?

Luganda is the predominant language but English and Swahili are widely spoken as well.

What are the Passport and Visa requirements?

For information on VISA requirements, follow the website link below:   http://www.worldtravelguide.net/uganda/passport-visa

Is currency declaration a must?

There is no limit to how much you can bring into country. Ugandan currency is denominated in Uganda Shillings (UGX). There are authorized currency exchange centers at Entebbe International Airport and throughout the city center; currency exchange is also available at all hotels. ATM machines around the city also accept Visa cards and Master Card.

How do I proceed upon arrival at the airport?

There will be onsite registration at the Entebbe International Airport.

Accommodation Information

Hotels and the negotiated rates for EAHF delegates

EAHF has negotiated rates with Sheraton Kampala Hotel for delegates who will be attending the conference.

The negotiated rates for the conference delegates are:

 

Room Type Group corporate room rates: Single Rate with taxes
Single Twin /Double Single Room with taxes per night.
Superior Rooms 120.00

 

170.00 144.00
 Executive Rooms

 

155.00 205.00 185.00
Club Rooms 180.00 230.00 214.00
Junior  Suite 295.00 295.00 350.00

 

The above room rates are subject to 18% VAT and USD 2.00 Local Service Tax per room per night.

Your Group rate includes the following.

  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Welcome Drink
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Fitness
  • Safe

Check in time is at 3pm and check out time is 12 noon.

How can I book alternate accommodation ?

Room Type Rates (USD)
Single Twin /Double
Speke Hotel

124

124

 Shangri-La Hotel

104 119
Imperial Royal 135 0
Grand Imperial 100 0

For alternative accommodation options, please click here

Is there an agent who can book for me?

EAHF does not have any appointed agents to book alternate accomodations. You can book yourself into an alternate hotel by contacting them directly through the contact details provided here

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