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Post Event Review: Healthcare Expansion Congress Africa

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Dear GoingtoMeet

The first edition of the Healthcare Expansion Congress in Africa was well received by all 80 attendees. The intimate format and networking opportunities proved to be most successful for all parties concerned.

The presentation by Dr. Aslam Dasoo, Chief Executive of Health Equity Partners on an overview of the health sector provided the audience with an insightful impression of the industry on the continent. Prof. Stuart Whittaker, CEO of the Council for Health Services Accreditation of South Africa presentation on patient safety pointed out imperative issues facing hospitals and health centres in Africa. While controversial panel discussions on combating Africa’s epidemics with Dr. Kgosi Letlape, President of the African Medical Association, John Heinrich the CEO of SANTA and Alexandre Menezes from the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative highlighted important gaps in the African health sector. The healthcare financing panel with Michael Baxter, Country Director from the World Bank, Aida Kimemia, Senior Investment Officer from the International Finance Corporation and Dr. Aslam Dasoo, Chief Executive of Health Equity Partners left one with the significant question of who pays. These highlights of the congress encouraged vital thinking about the issues addressed.

The business meetings were very successful providing important opportunities to do direct business with vendors and delegates. The gala dinner proved to be most jovial; there was a constant hum of conversation and networking in an absolutely gorgeous venue on the roof of the Westin Grand with a spectacular view of central Cape Town. Speakers, delegates and vendors bonded exceptionally well in the environment making lasting connections for future partnerships.

Numerous journalists attended and will be writing interesting articles about the issues that were raised. Look out in the press for details.

Please visit www.healthcareexpansionafrica.com for copies of the presentations to download or view the agenda below for more information.

The speakers and presentations:
Thursday, 17th July 2008

OPENING address:
An Overview of Africa’s Health Sector
Dr. Aslam Dasoo

Chairman
Meditech SA, NEPAD Business Foundation

KEYNOTE address:
Public & Private Sector Relationships in Healthcare
Sulaiman Shahabuddin
CEO
AGA Khan Hospital

KEYNOTE address:
Private Public Partnerships in Telemedicine
Dr. Moretlo Molefi
Director
Telemed Africa

COMPANY KEYNOTE address:
HITACHI DATA SYSTEMS

Information at the Point of Care – The Importance of Infrastructure in Achieving EPR.
Nick Scholes
E Health Solutions Specialist

COMPANY KEYNOTE address:
New Digital Technologies for Telemedecine: The Need for an Open Source Interchangeable File Format
Dr. Christophe Bron
Chief Medical Officer
EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE

Jens Felsner
Director Product Marketing Mobile X-ray, Healthcare Sector
Siemens AG

KEYNOTE address:
Improving Patient Safety in Africa
Prof. Stuart Whittaker
CEO
Council for Health Services Accreditation for South Africa

KEYNOTE address:
E-Health Solutions for Healthcare Systems in Developing Countries
Dr. Monwabisi Gantsho
Head: Private Practice Sector and Economics Research Unit
South African Medical Association

COMPANY KEYNOTE address:
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Financing Development in Healthcare
Dipak Chiba
Senior Account Manager : Healthcare and Education Strategic Business Unit

PANEL discussion:
Healthcare Financing: A Strategy for Africa

Dr. Aslam Dasoo
Chairman

NEPAD: Business Foundation
Michael Baxter
Country Director
World Bank
Aida Kimemia
Senior Investment Officer

International Finance Corporation

Friday, 18th July 2008

KEYNOTE address:
Access to Healthcare
Nathan Wilson
Research Coordinator
Ukwanda Centre for Rural Health, Stellenbosch University

KEYNOTE address:
Case Study: Mobile Clinic in Mozambique
Dr. Martina Fuchs
CEO
Real Medicine Foundation

KEYNOTE address:
ALCATEL LUCENT
Innovative Communications for Healthcare
Youb Saim
Business Development Manager

ASSOCIATION KEYNOTE address:
ORGAN DONOR FOUNDATION
Dr. Elmi Muller
Medical Director

PANEL discussion:
Combating Africa’s Epidemics

Moderator: Bridget Farham

Medical Editor
Bizcommunity.com
Dr. Kgosi Letlape
President

African Medical Association
John Heinrich
CEO
South African Tuberculosis Association
Dr. Frans Van Den Boom
Vice President
International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Thank you for partnering with Naseba for the first edition of Healthcare Expansion Congress Africa. Overall the event was greatly successful and we hope to work with you in the future

Yours sincerely
Kirsty Slater | naseba – Event Producer

kirstys@naseba.com / www.naseba.com
Suite 102&103 Colosseum, Century City, 7441, Cape Town | Tel: 27 21 551 7785| Fax: 27 21 552 3618

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