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A first for Tanzania: Dar es Salaam to host The Economist Events’ Health Care in Africa 2014

October 22, 2014

President Jakaya Kikwete President Jakaya Kikwete[/caption] The Economist Events will be hosting their Health Care in Africa Summit  in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at the Hyatt Regency, The Kilimanjaro on November 18th and 19th 2014. Drawing together the key stakeholders representing the continents entire health care spectrum, attendees will discuss the key issues, challenges and opportunities facing health care in Africa. The latest addition to the high-powered speaker line-up is Dr Joanne Liu, international president of Médecins Sans Frontières. Dr Liu will speak about the current Ebola outbreak gripping the continent and will focus on her organisation’s efforts at the front line. Senior stakeholders from leading African and international political and commercial organisations, will showcase the most comprehensive views on the sector to help form opinions that will shape the health care agenda for this rapidly developing continent. Vivek Muthu, Health Care Director, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), who will be chairing the event comments: “This year’s Health Care in Africa theme is “Fast-tracking to the future.” Africa’s health care systems are at a critical turning point. The reforms that governments undertake over the next decade will be crucial to cutting mortality rates and improving health outcomes in the continent. Together, we will look at current challenges and promising reforms, share knowledge and spark action”. Building on the success of previous events in the series, Health Care in Africa 2014 will focus on learning lessons from Africa’s successes to accelerate progress, looking at how to adopt and adapt elements of best practice and – crucially – what is needed in terms of political leadership, planning and partnerships to ensure these elements form part of a functioning and forward-looking healthcare system. Notable key speakers expected to speak at the event include: Hon Dr Agnes Binagwaho, Minister of Health, Republic of Rwanda; HE Bahar Idris Abu Garda, Federal Minister of Health, Republic of Sudan; Hon Dr Seif Seleman Rashidi, Minister for Health and Social Welfare, United Republic of Tanzania; Ashwin Naik, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, Vaatsalya Healthcare, India; Frank Nyonator, Chief Executive Officer, Health Streams International, Ghana; Salim Abdullah, Director, Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania; Liza Kimbo, Chief Executive Officer, Viva Afya, Kenya; Hiiti B. Sillo, Director General, Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority. *APO]]>

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