By Jessica Ahedor
Ghana is set to host this year’s West Africa International Health Summit slated for February 19th to 22nd 2019 in Accra. The summit which is an international health gathering seeks to creates the platform for hospital leaders, policy makers and healthcare professionals across borders of the African sub region to meet and share practical experiences and best practices in healthcare delivery system.
The West Africa International Health summit dubbed the mother of all health conferences in Africa, is set to kick start in February 2019 here in Ghana . The West Africa International Health Summit is a Pan African Conference not just for West Africans but for all Healthcare Professionals interested in advancing healthcare in Africa. The summit also provides an opportunity for the leaders and decision makers to interface with manufacturers of the latest healthcare technologies, products, equipment and services.
The 2019 event, which is under the theme “Collaborating through networking and technology for improved healthcare” will host 691 manufacturers and suppliers, and over 30 sessions in various disciplines ranging from Health Finance, Health Management and Administration, Telemedicine, UN SDGs, Public Health, Nursing, Herbal Medicine, Diagnostics, etc.
There will also be practical training sessions and workshops in the latest cutting edge technologies to be delivered by World Renowned Experts. Participants and exhibitors at the 2019 event will benefit from four exclusive events- the SPRINGBOARD, the AFRICA HEALTH DIRECTORY, the B2B DIALOGUE and the CONTINENTAL TELEMEDICINE PROJECT whiles at the same time having the opportunity to network with more than 13,216 stakeholders in the healthcare industry.
A number of big ticket purchase and supply deals are expected to be made at the 2019 event ranging from equipment sale, servicing and health financing deals. Mrs Magdalene Apenteng, Acting Chief Director of the Ministry of planning commended the organisers of the upcoming programme, saying that, the event would provide the platform to promote the best practices in healthcare facilities and explore ways to enhance cooperation between hospitals in Africa.
The conference would share practical experiences and current best practices in healthcare and also provide opportunity for the leaders and decision makers. On his part, Prof Gyan-Baffour indicated that, as the chairman of the high level ministerial committee on the SDGs, he is interested in ensuring a collaborative effort to achieve the SDGs and the Africa 2063 agenda. He added the forum presents an opportunity to facilitate and coordinate the several agencies towards creating competitive advantage to drive success and achieve the expected outcomes.