The Africa Business: Health Forum (ABHF) aims to strengthen partnerships, promote an ongoing dialogue between the African private and public sectors, and foster opportunities for the private sector to contribute towards the collective efforts of key stakeholders in strengthening national health systems in Africa. Healthy populations matter for Africa’s long-term growth and sustainable development, and can be an avenue for economic gains through raised productivity, job creation and reduction of inequalities.
Africa’s healthcare systems demand significant investments to meet the needs of their growing populations, changing patterns of diseases and the internationally-agreed development goals.
The ABHF will bring together the participation of African leadership – governments, chief executive officers, business and finance leaders, philanthropists and high level representation from the African Union and United Nations system.
Outputs from the Forum are expected to help shape and drive a health-centric agenda for Africa’s accelerated development. The Forum itself will culminate in the launch of a number of instruments to help scale-up investments and partnerships on health.
Download the AB: HF 2019 concept note
About the founding partners:
The Africa Business: Health Forum 2019 is being organized by GBCHealth, Aliko Dangote Foundation and United Nations Economic Commissions for Africa.
The goal of the Forum is to build a coalition to crowd in public and private sector resources to deliver transformative health outcomes across the continent.
Aliko Dangote Foundation is committed to investing in health and wellbeing, education, and economic empowerment to help lift people out of poverty. As the largest private foundation in sub Saharan Africa, the Foundation has contributed over US$250 million in charitable funds in Africa over the past five years. Read more about Aliko Dangote Foundation
GBCHealth leverages the resources and expertise of the private sector to meet today’s most pressing health challenges. Today, it works with organizations globally and in Africa to drive collective action in areas of greatest need. Read more about GBCHealth
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa’s mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa’s development. The ECA is headquartered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with offices in Rabat, Lusaka, Kigali, Niamey, Yaounde and Dakar. Read more about ECA