Friday, August 12 2022

The conference will be held under the motto “Your Gateway to Innovation and Trade” at the Al-Manara International Conference Center in New Cairo district.

The three-day conference, organized by the Egyptian Unified Purchasing Authority (UPA), will see the participation of 2,000 delegates representing government health entities from Africa and the Middle East.

More than 350 companies operating in over 102 countries will attend the conference, unveiling the latest medical technologies and outlining best practices for sustainable healthcare on the continent.

Africa Health ExCon ​​will feature 350 sessions and 20 workshops featuring over 800 international speakers and medical experts.

Conference sessions will showcase the latest technologies in the field of medicine as well as initiatives that support the Africa ExCon ​​as an enduring platform that connects international health partners.

In this regard, the conference is expected to provide a unique opportunity for global healthcare representatives to explore innovative medical supplies and equipment as well as other medical fields.

Initiatives to be discussed at the conference include the Egyptian Cervical Cancer Elimination Initiative which aims to protect Egyptian and African women from cervical cancer.

This is in addition to the Egyptian presidential initiative for the treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) cases launched in mid-2021.

Conference sessions will address a variety of topics, including medical tourism, public health, and demographic challenges.

Africa Health ExCon ​​will also provide training opportunities in the medical sector through sessions and workshops.

Egypt, a health technology hub in Africa

Africa Health ExCon, to be held under the auspices of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, will help put Egypt on the right path to becoming the center of health technology in Africa, said Bahaa El-Din Zidan, President of the UPA.

The conference will also boost Egypt’s leadership role in line with its strategic vision and support infrastructure development strategies being implemented in African countries to improve the quality of healthcare services offered to their populations.

Over the past few years, Egypt has repeatedly affirmed its willingness to support the health system in Africa, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.

In April, the Egyptian government declared that it was ready to offer all forms of support and facilitation necessary to host the headquarters of the future African Medicines Agency (AMA) in Egypt.

Last year, Egypt laid the foundation stone for the Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Foundation Heart Center in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, and also inaugurated the AFRI Egypt Healthcare Medical Center in Jinja, Uganda.

Egypt, a producer of coronavirus vaccines, has repeatedly affirmed its intention to export vaccines to African countries after achieving self-sufficiency. Egypt also reiterated its calls for equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to African countries.

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