Public and Private healthcare sector gather in Lusaka for the 2nd Annual Africa Hospital Expansion Summit

Public and Private healthcare sector gather in Lusaka for the 2nd Annual Africa Hospital Expansion Summit

The second edition of the Africa Hospital Expansion Summit opened its doors on 4th September at the Intercontinental Hotel in Lusaka, Zambia. After a welcome cocktail on Wednesday evening, the conference was officially declared opened by the Dr. Davy Chikamata, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health of Zambia. The 2 day event, which is being organised by Noppen in partnership with the East Africa Healthcare Federation, hosted delegates from 13 different African countries, as well as representatives from Europe, the USA, India, Brazil and the Middle East.

Also present at the event from EAHF were Dr Ian Clarke Chairman of Uganda Healthcare Federation and Founder of the International Medical Group. The Directors of Kenya Healthcare Federation included Mr Mark Achola of AAR Health Services and Dr Kanyenje Gakombe of Metropolitan Hospitals. Rwanda Healthcare Federation was represented by the President of Rwanda Medical Association, Dr Kayitesi Kayitenkore.

 

Countries from Southern Africa which included Namibia, Angola, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa and Mauritius participated at a private meeting with EAHF officials on the “Road Ahead” in forming umbrella private healthcare federations with and ultimate aim towards Africa Healthcare Federation which will be a world class membership organisation to engage governments and stakeholders in improving the overall healthcare environment for private business in the health sector.

Topics discussed included not only new hospital projects, but also how to improve the quality of care, ways to find new funding for healthcare projects and the latest healthcare technology. Representatives from both the public and private sector.