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African Health Business Symposium starts in Addis Ababa

By Staff Reporter

African Health and Business Symposium October 7, 2019 ( – The first African Health Business Symposium began today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The African Union Social Affairs Commission and representatives from 51 African countries were presented at the opening of the symposium.

Organized by the African Health Care Federation and the Ethiopian Ministry of Health, the symposium aims to bring together the public and private sectors to improve the level of health care in African countries.

According to the symposium's mission, it is essential that the public and private health sectors come together.

In an opening remark, African Union Commissioner for Social Affairs Amira El Fadil emphasized the need to collaborate with various stakeholders in order to plant a good health system across Africa.

The Commissioner for Social Affairs said the African Union as a continental body is striving to achieve important health goals.

Regarding the full implementation of health care programs, the Commissioner addressed the lack of strong capacity to cover all parts of the continent to provide health care.

"The provision of health services in African countries is at a good level, but there are problems that need to be addressed," noted Social Affairs Commissioner Amira El Fadil.

Cooperation Cooperation between government agencies and the private sector would be the main recommendation for the implementation of health programs. Government and the private sector must build trust and cooperation to provide citizens with better health coverage and services, he added.

According to the commissioner, addressing systemic health challenges is not something a single company can do on its own. Creating lasting impact requires collaboration among a range of stakeholders committed to developing the right tools to promote accountability and coordination, share risk and knowledge, and disseminate learning.

Both the African Health Federation and the Ethiopian Ministry of Health believe that the private sector should work together with African leaders and in cooperation with global corporations, philanthropists and development institutions to establish a strong health system. According to federation representatives, the coalition will unleash synergies to help companies and their leadership contribute more directly to meeting national and regional health goals in the context of the Africa 2063 Agenda and ultimately improving living standards. , the quality of life and the environment. overall health and well-being of all Africans.

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