Kenya’s CS for Health Coming to Berlin in October for the German-African Healthcare Symposium

Amit N. Thakker (left), CEO of Kenya Healthcare Federation with the CS for Health , Dr. Cleopa Mailu.

The German-African Healthcare Symposium is coming up in the next couple of weeks in Berlin and Kenya will be very well represented.

The annual Symposium scheduled for the October 12th, 2016 in Berlin will welcome key players in the health sectors in Kenya, Namibia, Ivory Coast and Togo. Kenya will be represented by the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Cleopa Mailu and the Chief Executive Officer of Kenya Healthcare Federation,  Dr. Amit N. Thakker. Major world health organisations at the event will also be represented.

Key topics of this year’s German-African Health Symposium are:

  • strengthening of healthcare systems
  • access to African healthcare markets
  • the role of digitization in the healthcare sector
  • financing healthcare projects and infrastructure
  • the role of faith-based organizations in the health field

Among the speakers this year are:

  • Hon. Dr Bernard Haufiku, Minister of Health and Social Services, Namibia
  • Dr Matshidiso Moeti, Regional Director for Africa, World Health Organization
  • Dr Luiz Loures, Deputy Executive Director, Programme, UNAIDS, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Fabrice Sergent, Chief Health Analyst, Human Development Department , African Development Bank
  • El Hadj Cissé Djiguiba, Imam of the Great Mosque of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Dr Amit N. Thakker, Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Healthcare Federation, Kenya
  • Dr Crespin Xavier, General Director, West African Healthcare Organization (WAHO)
  • Dr Potougnima Tchamdja, Technical Advisor, Ministry of Health and Social Protection, Togo

The following senior speakers have envisaged their participation at the conference:

  • Hon. Idriss Déby, Präsident der Republik Tschad
  • Hon. Cleopa Mailu, Minister of Health, Kenya
  • Cardinal Peter Turkson, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Vatican

The annual Symposium is organised by the World Health Summit; German Healthcare Partnership and Afrika-Verein (German-African Business Association). Registration can be accessed directly here.

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