Tanzanian Minister for Health & Social Welfare to officially open the East Africa Healthcare Summit

Tanzanian Minister for Health & Social Welfare to officially open the East Africa Healthcare Summit

EA Health Summit Chairman Dr Amit N. Thakker introduces the Tanzanian Minister for Health & Social Welfare to officially open the East Africa Healthcare Summit in Dar es Salaam on 1st July

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His Excellency Dr Seif Seleman Rashid, the Honourable Minister for Health & Social Welfare in Tanzania,opened the East Africa Healthcare Summit today with a big welcome to the 200+ key stakeholders in healthcare from across the region and delivered a key note address on the recent developments and current state of East Africa’s fast evolving healthcare sector. The summit is taking place at the water front Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dar es Salaam, 1st & 2nd July.

 Dr Amit N. Thakker, Chairman of the East African Health Platform and the CEO of Kenya Healthcare Federation led the Panel Discussion on Creating Business Opportunities in Healthcare in East Africa with opinions shared from Philips East Africa, Regency Medical Center, Lubaga Hospital Kampala and many more. This not to be missed stakeholders discussion gave regional case studies and insight to the opportunities in private hospital development in boosting rates across the region.

Dr Amit N. Thakker welcomes His Excellency Dr Seif Seleman Rashid, the Honourable Minister for Health & Social Welfare in Tanzania, while Selena Moseley from Oliver Kinross looks on.

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Representation from all EA states private sector was very evident – Uganda ( Dr Ian Clarke) , Tanzania ( Dr Sam Ogillo) , Rwanda ( Dr Jean Nyirinkwaya) and Burundi ( Professor Evariste Ndabaneze).

With support from the EAHF and East African Health Platform and our other supporting organisations, this two day conference, exhibition and networking event is attended by over 14 different nations across Africa and Europe.

The Permanent Secretary from the Ministry of Health Burundi, Dr Nizigiyimana Dionis presented a case study on the health system of Burundi, PPP, and announced their strategic directions and conditions for success. Dr Isaac Ezati the Director Health Services (Planning & Development) from the Ministry of Health Uganda also shared their countries strategic investment plans and the future outlook for the health sector in Uganda.

Vice President of Health Services at Aga Khan University, Salim Hasham  opened the second day at the exciting conference, followed by the key note address from the Ministry of Health Kenya’s Head PPP Unit, Dr Samuel  were presenting the opportunities, collaborations and innovations in Kenya’s health sector and creating understanding of the current health dynamics in Kenya.

The popular government led panel discussion will bring together the Ministries of Health from Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Burundi delved into depth on the Public & Private Partnerships (PPP)in East Africa and give a chance for the audience to ask questions directly to their leaders.

GE Healthcare, Phillips , Siemens, Medtronic, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, El-Hanan, GenKey, Wolters Kluwer Health, Bio Zeg Kenya Ltd, Linet, Qiagen and Tanita are sponsors of the summit, hosting one on one meetings and showcasing their world leading products in the exhibition space.

Oliver Kinross were proud to host such a high level event in Dar Es Salaam.

Further information about this summit is available on the event website www.eahealthsummit.com

EAHF is a Federation that comprises membership from Tanzania (APHFTA) , Kenya (KHF) , Uganda (UHF) , Rwanda ( RHF) and Burundi (BHF).