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Healthcare in Africa 2014

Fast-tracking to the future

How can we accelerate progress in Africa’s healthcare systems?

Africa’s healthcare systems are at a critical turning point. The reforms that governments undertake over the next decade will be crucial to cutting mortality rates and improving health outcomes in the continent.

Building on the success of previous events in the series, Healthcare in Africa 2014 will focus on learning lessons from Africa’s successes to accelerate progress, looking at how to adopt and adapt elements of best practice and – crucially – what is needed in terms of political leadership, planning and partnerships to ensure these elements form part of a functioning and forward-looking healthcare system.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • How African healthcare could look in 2035
  • The role of policy, planning and political leadership in accelerating progress
  • New models for African healthcare
  • The long road to universal health coverage
  • Access to medicine: the regulatory banner

Healthcare in Africa brings together policymakers, regulators, healthcare practitioners, donors, businesses, NGOs, and patient groups to discuss key issues in a critical but constructive format. Together, we will look at current challenges and promising reforms, share knowledge and spark action.

For enquiries regarding registration, sponsorship or partnerships please or +44 (0) 207 576 8118


November 18th 2014, Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro