1st EAC Heads of State Summit on Investment in Health & Joint International Health Sector Investors and Donors Roundtable Meeting
Theme of Event:
Investing in Health Systems, Infrastructure, Health Services and Research for accelerated attainment of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the EAC by the year 2030
27 November 2017 to 30 November 2017
Commonwealth Speke Resort Hotel & Conference Center
The East African Community (EAC) in collaboration with leading national, regional and international Partners is organizing the first ever “1st EAC Heads of State Summit on Investment in Health and Joint International Health Sector Investors and Donors Roundtable Meeting and Trade Exhibition” as part of proceedings of the 19th Ordinary Summit of the EAC Heads of State, to be held from 27th to 30th November 2017 at the Commonwealth Speke Resort Hotel & Conference Center, Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda. The Theme of the Summit and Roundtable Meeting and Trade Exhibition is "Investing in Health Systems, Infrastructure, Health Services and Research for accelerated attainment of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the EAC by the year 2030". The event will incorporate an International Trade Fair and Open Air Exhibitions.
The summit and the donor roundtable meeting and trade exhibition will provide an opportunity for high level discussions among Partner States, national, regional and international Partners, local investors and other stakeholders aimed at focusing attention on the urgent need for major investments in the health sector, specifically:
- Promoting investment in health;
- Global and regional strategies and innovations for promoting and expending investment in human resources for health;
- Strengthen primary healthcare, secondary healthcare and tertiary healthcare through the introduction of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and health research through the full operationalization of the “Multi-National East African Community Regional Centres of Excellence (CoE) for Skills and Tertiary Education in Higher Biomedical and Health Sciences Education as well as Treatment and Research Programme”;
- Financing health research at national and regional level; and
- Management and leadership
The principal participants of the 1st EAC Heads of State Summit on Investment on Health are the EAC Heads of State and their guests, government officials from EAC Partner States’ National Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Development Partners, Implementing Partners, local and international investors in the health sector, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, Partner Governments, Parliamentarians from local and national parliaments, Civil Society Organizations, Faith-based Organizations as well as Academic and Research institutions/organizations.
The following Partner Governments and partners are expected to participate in the summit and roundtable meeting: USA, EU, Norway, Sweden, Germany, UK, Japan and China, among others, UN Agencies (WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNAIDS, OIE), Multi-lateral institutions (World Bank, African Development Bank), Development Partners (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and GAVI Alliance), African Union Commission (AUC), African Union/NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, African Regional Economic Communities (COMESA, IGAD, SADC, ECOWAS), African Regional Health Organizations (ECSA and WAHO), Private Sector (Pharmaceuticals, Hospitals/Healthcare Institutions and Insurance Agencies/Companies) and Professional Associations (African Health Economic and Policy Association-AHEPA), Universities and various health academic institutions, among others. The number of expected participants is 1,000.
International Trade Fair and Exhibitions
Call for Participation
International, regional, national and sub-national public and private sector institutions, including hospitals, colleges, universities and other health professional training and health research institutions, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and individual entrepreneurs are invited to participate in the International Trade Fair and Exhibitions. Participation in the International Trade Fair and Exhibitions will be an excellent opportunity to showcase organizational and institutional profiles, services, and products to various stakeholders, including the international, national and sub-national policy makers, political leaders, academia, the private sector, students, researchers, investors and the general public. The International Trade Fair and Exhibitions will also provide the opportunity for the participants and exhibitors to interact with the best and most ambitious talents in the private sector and the public sector, academia, researchers and various Non-State Actors (NSAs) for the eventual productive engagement between these complimentary systems.
Requirements for International Trade Fair and Exhibitors
- 3 M x 3 M exhibition stand with name, lighting, power and internet points at the International Trade Fair and Exhibitions section next to the venue of the Summit (Additional stands will be available on request but at an additional cost of US$ 350);
- Exhibition furniture, including one table and two chairs;
- One-page profile in the official forum catalogue (each exhibitor to submit);
- Potential Visits by the Guests of Honor and also by other Summit participants and the general public;
- Local and International Media Coverage and Publicity
Registration Fees for Participation
Registration for participation at the International Trade Fair and Exhibitions will be charged at US$ 350 per Exhibition Booth/Stand/Per Day to cover costs of exhibition.
The deadline for registration as exhibitors in the International Trade Fair and Exhibitions should register at http://healthsummit.eac.int by 31st October, 2017.
Dr. Stanley Sonoiya
1st EAC Health Summit Organizing Committee
East African Community (EAC) Headquarters
Afrika Mashariki Rd. / EAC Close,
P. O. Box 1096, Arusha, Tanzania
Facsimile (fax): +255-27-2162199
E-mail: ssonoiya [at] eachq.org, eachealth [at] eachq.org
East African Community
EAC Close, Afrika Mashariki Road
P.O. Box 1096
United Republic of Tanzania
Tel: +255 (0)27 216 2100
Fax: +255 (0)27 216 2190
Email: eac [at] eachq.org