In the bid to boost healthcare services in Africa, thousands of world health specialists will converge in Johannesburg between 9th and 11th May for the 2012 edition of the African Health Summit.
The global event which will take place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec, South Africa will feature health and medical societies from Nigeria, Taiwan, United States, Germany, United Kingdom among others.
Powered by the International Conference for Anti-Aging Medicine & Medical Spa - Rheumatology, Informa Exhibitions and Arab Health, the African Health summit will focus on the way to improve in health services in Africa.
The summit which is a major three-day exhibition and congress dedicated to all healthcare professionals and medical trade buyers is an integral part of Informa Exhibitions' successful Life Sciences portfolio. It is also the sister event of Arab Health, the second largest healthcare event in the world.
Africa Health Exhibition & Congress will provide a unique platform for the world's leading manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors to meet with the medical community from sub-Saharan Africa region and beyond.
According to the organizers in a statement obtained by LEADERSHIP, over 35% of exhibition space was rebooked on-site for 2012, demonstrating the success of the first edition of Africa Health.
The statement further adds that the event is set to follow in the footsteps of its sister event, Arab Health and any healthcare manufacturer or distributor looking to reach the medical market in sub-Saharan Africa should exhibit at Africa Health.
"The sub-Saharan African healthcare industry is expected to sustain its growth rate in the near future due to persistent burden of disease and poor demographic conditions. People are affected by the poor health delivery and high costs"
"Governments are realising the importance of providing quality services and are increasingly looking into public-private partnerships to improve their healthcare systems. Infrastructure developments, as well as drug supply, especially in primary healthcare, will be the main focus in the coming years"
The first edition of Africa Health launched in May 2011 was a great success with over 290 exhibitors including leading companies such as Siemens, Fujifilm, Karl Storz, Nihon, Kohden, Agfa, Maquet, ArjoHuntleigh, Unicore and many more. Over 30 nations were represented including pavilions from China, Germany, France, Korea, India, Taiwan, Italy, Bavaria, USA and Iran.