6th UK East Africa Health Summit 2022

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6th East Africa Health Summit on 25 April 2022 Building Back Better Integrating Climate Action for Health into Global Covid19 Recovery Plan

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We are delighted to invite you to the 6th UK-East Africa Health Summit 2022 to be held on 25 April 2022. This summit will be hosted at the British Medical Journal Head Office BMA House; Tavistock Square; London WC1H 9JR; United Kingdom.

In partnership with UK Businesses, Governmental and Quasi Non-Governmental organisations, the summit will be a one day impactful event that will offer delegates a dynamic programme of dialogue and discussion on wide ranging issues, trends and growth opportunities that are reshaping East African healthcare sector, under the theme “ Building Back Better : Integrating Climate Action for Health into Global Covid-19 Recovery Plans”

The summit will provide extensive networking opportunities, a multi channel communication platform and bring together healthcare industry businesses, investors, health tech, government officials, pharmaceuticals, health professionals and experts, country representatives of ministries of health, researchers, medical academia and policy makers, for an exciting interactive forum to discuss current regional and sector challenges, growth opportunities, investment and innovative solutions to accelerate better access to healthcare services, quality clinical delivery and operational excellence.

The summit will also be live streamed across various TV and multimedia channels, both in the UK and East Africa. Attendees will include high-level UK healthcare industry professionals and experts; key buyers of healthcare products and services on the African continent; Ambassadors; Heads of Trade Missions; Government officials and Country Representatives of Ministries of Health from most African countries; fast growing Med-Tech start-ups; Pharmaceuticals; Heads of private hospitals; Investors; Policy makers; Researchers and academics in the medical space, all of whom will meet to share best practices and address some of the most critical healthcare needs and challenges between the UK and Africa.

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The summit will also provide great speaking opportunities, partnerships, commercial and exhibition opportunities.

Healthcare is a critical sector of every economy. The sector faces major challenges across Africa ranging from investment, infrastructure deficits, digitisation and adoption of advanced technologies, poor clinical delivery, demand for quality healthcare, governance, patients access, regulation of counterfeit drugs, low performance, efficiency and effectiveness.

Despite the challenges, the Africa healthcare sector is estimated by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to be worth $35bn per annum. The value of the African pharmaceutical market has been steadily rising and was expected to reach approximately $US60bn by 2020 (McKinsey). Given the sector dynamics, most healthcare organisations, Pharmaceutical companies and providers across the value chain today are undertaking transformations, have radically changed their approach in recent years, redirected investment and made significant changes to improve performance, build capabilities and strengthen best behaviour for growth.

These transformations aim to address both infrastructure, operational systems, people skills and governance. In an industry as labour-intensive as healthcare, success also requires a robust human capital strategy. Improving operation productivity and excellence in healthcare delivery could change these dynamics.

The impacts of climate change are already being felt in communities globally . More frequent and intense extreme weather and climate-related events, as well as changes in average climate conditions, are expected to continue to damage infrastructure, ecosystems, and social systems that provide essential benefits to communities. Future climate change is expected to further disrupt many areas of life, exacerbating existing challenges to prosperity posed by aging and deteriorating infrastructure, stressed ecosystems, and economic inequality. Impacts within and across regions will not be distributed equally. People who are already vulnerable, including lower-income and other marginalized communities, have lower capacity to prepare for and cope with extreme weather and climate-related events and are expected to experience greater impacts.

Prioritizing adaptation actions for the most vulnerable populations would contribute to a more equitable future within and across communities. Global action to significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions can substantially reduce climate-related risks and increase opportunities for these populations in the longer term.

Other Benefits 

1. Setting Local Research Agenda : Historically, HIC researchers control funding and therefore dictate research agendas in Africa. Africans need to set their own research priorities. Continued dialogue between stakeholders such as local research institutions and their ministries of health will translate local research into action. Regular communication with regional and international health policymakers is needed to understand global health issues and priorities

2. Long Term Collaboration: Long-term partnerships facilitate equitable research collaborations. Frequently, personal relationships between individuals can lead to formal partnerships in Research hence a key potential outcome of the summit.

3. Supporting Local Authorship and Dissemination of Results: The goal of any research collaboration is to produce high-quality research in order to advance scientific knowledge, clinical care, and to influence evidence-based research and public policy. Publishing ensures transparency, demonstrates accountability for financial support, and allows for establishing metrics of productivity. Working with British Medical Journal , we hope to support Local researchers with skills needed for publications from Africa.

Our High Level Invited Key Note Global Health Speakers Include;

Event Chair: Professor Ged Byrne, Director of Global Engagement, Health Education England

- Permanent Secretary of Health, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda

- Lord Popat, Trade Envoy for Uganda, Congo and Rwanda

- Lord Crisp, Chair of All Parliamentary Group for Global Health

- Lord Sheikh

- High Commissioners to Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda in UK and Ireland

- African Union

- Dr. Michael Jackson Katende - East Africa Community Health Integration


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British Medical Journal, British Medical Association (BMA) House Conference & Events Venue

Tavistock Square

London

WC1H 9JP

United Kingdom

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Organiser Uganda Diaspora Health Foundation

Organiser of 6th UK East Africa Health Summit 2022

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To become a Sponsor or for more information please contact:

Moses Mulimira, UK based Co-ordinator Uganda UK Health Alliance

Email: moses.mulimira@hotmail.co.uk

Mobile: +447828060143
Mariam Aligawesa Uganda Diaspora Health Foundation 

Email:ohmariam@hotmail.com  

Mobile: +447947754009  

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