ABHF 2019: Dr Niyi Osamiluyi Joins Other Private Sector Leaders
The inaugural African Business Health Forum (ABHF) conference was held on the margins of the 32nd African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 12th February, 2019. Discussions focused on promoting partnership and dialogue between the African private and public sectors.
The conference also sought to foster opportunities for the private sector to contribute towards the collective efforts of key stakeholders in strengthening national health systems in Africa.
ABHF also saw the launch of the African Business Coalition for Health (ABCHealth). The new pan-African coalition is being jointly established by GBCHealth and Aliko Dangote Foundation, and represents a bold new partnership dedicated to improving the quality of health and access to quality healthcare throughout Africa.
seasonnews.com.ng unfolds that according to the President of Dangote Group and Chairman of Aliko Dangote Foundation, Aliko Dangote, He said;
“I believe we need a paradigm shift in our engagement and partnerships with the private sector, philanthropy, development partners and our governments.”
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 has brought 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.
Among the participants were, healthcare entrepreneur and digital health leader, Dr Niyi Osamiluyi, who joined other private sector leaders to discuss the role of business in increasing access to health care in Africa.
According to Dr Niyi Osamiluyi who is also the Vice-Chairman of the Medical, Pharmaceutical and Allied group of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), the capacity, capital and capabilities of the private sector need to be mobilized and harnessed for Africa to accelerate progress towards achievements of the Sustainable Development Goals.