Medics’ conference to focus on business, healthcare

Kenya Healthcare Federation officials (from left) Paul Mwaniki, Walter Ookok and Amit Thakker brief the media on the forthcoming regional healthcare conference Kenya.
By Mark Oloo

NAIROBI, KENYA: Kenya is preparing to host a regional healthcare conference next year whose focus will be on creating business and investment opportunities in healthcare in East Africa.

The Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF) announced plans were underway for the 3rd East Africa Healthcare Federation conference in Nairobi from March 2 to March 4 at the Safari Park Hotel.

According to KHF vice-chairman Paul Mwaniki, the conference will highlight the business emerging issues in the East Africa’s private health sector and demonstrate economic opportunities and impact that the issues present.

The focus will be on healthcare financing, human resources for health, developments in ICT, public-private partnerships, supply chain management, and standards and regulations across the East African Community.

“The conference will bring together private sector stakeholders covering the region and beyond, thus making it a great opportunity for exhibitors to network, interact and reach their targeted East African audience,” Dr Mwaniki told a press conference in Nairobi, yesterday.

Dr Mwaniki, who is also the President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya, said the objective of the conference would be to increase opportunities, collaboration and innovation in the private health sector to improve the overall health outcomes in the region.

Pharm Access Foundation, GIZ Kenya, IFC World Bank Group, and KPMG Global Healthcare Practice have confirmed their participation.

“It will help stakeholders craft a winning strategy in addressing health challenges and regulatory issues,” said KHF chairman Walter Ookok.

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