Africa Health Leaders Forum Agenda

Theme: The future of healthcare today: Re-envisioning Africa’s healthcare system

30 May 2019

08:50 - 09:00

Opening remarks


09:00 - 09:20

Leadership in a new era of healthcare

Opening talk for established and aspiring leaders within Africa who are positioned to develop creative solutions to the healthcare’s most complex issues, drive change, succeed in an uncertain health care environment and reimagine the way to health for all.

Dr Chitalu Chilufya, Hon. Minister of Health, Zambia

09:20 - 10:00

Modernising healthcare in today’s consumer-based economy

Can the disruption in healthcare tech create an open, consumer-driven health care ecosystem focused on transparency, actionable insights, collaboration, and engagement – in Africa?

Michael Macharia, Founder & Group CEO, Seven Seas Technologies (SST), Nairobi, Kenya

10:00 - 10:20

The future of African healthcare is female?

Recognise how crucial it is for women on the continent to take the lead in addressing systemic failures in healthcare and what unique role women can play in the boardroom to make sustainable changes in the system

Dr Rene Toua, Chief Clinical Officer, Mediclinic International, Cape Town, South Africa

10:20 - 11:00

Keynote panel: 2020 and beyond - top concerns for healthcare leadership and how to address them

Identify where healthcare is headed and how front-runners have navigated the complex challenges facing academia, clinicians and industry


Dr Amit Thakker, Chairman, Africa Healthcare Federation, Nairobi, Kenya


  • David (Dawit) Moges, CEO, Sr Aklesia Memorial General Hospital; CEO, Hema Advanced Diagnostic Laboratory, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Dr Mohamed El-Sahili, CEO, Medland Health Services, Lusaka, Zambia
  • Dr Ola Orekunrin, Managing Director, Flying Doctors Nigeria, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Clyde Lewis, Chief Commercial Officer, Africa GE Healthcare, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Luvuyo Masinda, Global Head: CIB Client Coverage, Standard Bank, Johannesburg, South Africa


11:00 - 11:40

Networking coffee break & visit exhibition


11:40 - 12:00

Public health within an integrated health system – can it work?

Strengthening public health’s relationships with primary care, community care and other stakeholders, so that all health care services are more responsive to community needs – mission impossible?

Vishal Brijal, Health Financing and Economic Advisor, National Department of Health, South Africa

12:00 - 12:20

Millennial leadership development in Africa’s healthcare ecosystem

Off the beaten path - Examine how this generation is influencing healthcare trends through entrepreneurship

Bolatito Ovio, Executive Director, Helium Health, Lagos, Nigeria

12:20 - 13:00

Keynote Panel: Merging private sector processes with public health strengths

Recommendations on how to strengthen and increase government’s integration and collaboration with the private sector

Invited Panelists:

  • Dr. Patrick Ndimubanzi, Hon. Minister of State, Rwanda
  • Hon. Nkaku Kabi, Minister of Health, Lesotho
  • Hon. Alexander Kojo Abban, Deputy Minister of Health, Ghana
  • Hon. Liban Yusuf Osman, Deputy Minister of Health Development, Republic of Somaliland
  • Hon. Julieta Kavetuna, Deputy Minister of Health, Namibia


Close of conference and networking lunch break