Key health summits scheduled for Kenya
07 July 2014, 20:05
Nairobi - The country will next year host
the Africa Pharmacy Congress and the Health Insurance Summit Africa.
PharmaAfrica will organise the events in February and May
PharmaAfrica has also partnered with the United Nations Industrial
Development Organisation (UNIDO), to put together the 2nd Africa
Pharmaceutical Summit (APS), a conference that brings together executives from
pharmaceutical industry, government and quasi-government officials, investors
and other key stakeholders involved in the policy, regulation and processes
surrounding pharmaceutical sector development.
The second Africa Pharmaceutical Summit will be
held in September in Accra, Ghana.
The summit, whose first edition was
in Tunisia in September 2013, typically attracts attendees from
business, public sector and government from countries
throughout Africa and beyond.
"Collaboration plays a big role in furthering the
agenda on pharmaceutical sector development in Africa, so it gives me
great pleasure to welcome UNIDO to our impressive collection of
supporters as headline partner for the 2014 events," said
PharmaAfrica Managing Director, Miles Mudzviti.
"It is through the on-going support of our partners
that we can continue to drive the dialogue and give stakeholders the
opportunity to meet and exchange. This partnership will be a crucial
contribution to the growth and establishment of Africa Pharmaceutical
Summit and Pharmaceutical Africa as the landmark events in the African
pharmaceutical industry," added Mudzviti.
This year's special topic, "Strategies in
Partnering and Investment" makes it a valuable opportunity to forge
partnerships be it private-private or public-private to enhance the African
pharmaceutical manufacturing capabilities, officials said.