Africa Health Business Symposium

November 6-7, 2017
Dakar
Recap

On November 6-7, nearly 400 delegates from across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas joined together for the second Africa Health Business Symposium in Dakar. The symposium, titled “Transforming PPPs for Health in Africa,” focused on five key thematic areas affecting health care in Africa: health care financing, human resources for health, fostering investments, supply chain management, and digital technologies. 

SHOPS Plus, a sponsor, helped organize the event in collaboration with Senegal’s Private Health Sector Alliance. More than 70 partner organizations participated, including USAID’s Intrahealth project, IFC, Pharm Access Foundation, Philips, Novartis, and Linet.

Papa Gagny Sylla, operations manager of the SHOPS Plus team in Senegal, presented on health enterprise and innovation as part of a panel focused on digital technologies. The panel included representatives from GE Healthcare, Quintiles/IMS, PATH, and the Novartis Foundation. 

Dr. Isseu Diop Touré, chief of party of the SHOPS Plus team in Senegal, presented on a panel focused on public-private partnerships alongside representatives from the Kenya Ministry of Health, Chapter 1 Kenya (a public interest campaigning organization), the Global Health Center. She also moderated a panel on policy and regulation, which included representatives from USAID/West Africa, the West African Health Organization, and the East African Community. 

SHOPS Plus presentations

The following presentations took place on November 7, 2017:

Session 7: Digital technologies and disruptive innovations - View Presentation
Papa Gagny Sylla (panelist)
11:45–12:45 GMT

Session 8: Upholding public interest in the context of public private partnerships in healthcare in Africa 
Dr. Isseu Diop Toure (panelist) - View presentation
12:45–1:30 GMT

Session 9: Policy and Regulation
Dr. Isseu Diop Toure
3:00–4:30 GMT    

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