At the recently concluded Africa Healthcare Summit 2017 held in London during February 13-15, 2017, Africa Healthcare Federation (AHF) received an award in the category “Outstanding Contribution to the African Healthcare Industry”. At this meeting, AHF was recognised for unifying the five regional private health federations of Africa at the inaugural Africa Health Business Symposium 2016 to advocate, mentor, collaborate and integrate the private health sector of Africa and to ensure the scaling up and strengthening of health systems. This would have a significant impact in spurring greater investments in the healthcare space as well as increasing access to affordable and quality healthcare delivery across the continent; thereby raising it to global standards.
“As an umbrella body, the Africa Healthcare Federation will be a world class private health sector apex body and will ensure continuous improvement in the overall health sector of Africa by working together with Governments and stakeholders” said Dr. Amit N. Thakker, the current and founding Chairman of AHF.
AHF will serve and facilitate collaboration between governments, development partners, as well as international and domestic healthcare players from the private sector to drive investment, create access to affordable quality healthcare and improve the rate of return to all stakeholders.
Dr. Amany Asfour, Vice Chairwoman, COMESA Business Council quoted “As a unique organisation that embodies the entire African continent private healthcare sector into a singular voice, Africa Healthcare Federation is envisioned to make a significant contribution to the African healthcare industry. We look forward to working with AHF in collaboration with the African Union.”