Developing Global Partnerships in Health since 1978
Welcome to Swecare’s third Sub-Saharan Africa Day. Topics for this year’s conference are business opportunities in SSA, the role of private actors in the health care sector, upcoming delegation trips, sustainable health care and much more. Use this opportunity to expand your personal and professional network and learn more about doing business in Africa! And remember to keep enough business cards on hand!
During the day, participants can apply for 15 minutes of Business Speed Dating with the following actors within finance; Exportkreditnämnden (EKN), Svensk Exportkredit (SEK), SIDA, Impact Invest and Swedfund. Discuss your business case with them, and explore the possibilities for finding funding for it. See further down how you pre-register to this great opportunity.
08.30-08.45 Registration & Coffee
Ms. Maria Helling, CEO Swecare Foundation
Ms. Anna Craenen, Director, Deputy Head of the Africa Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
09.00-09.15 Introduction of program
Moderator Ms. Sharon Jåma Hofvander
09.15-09.45 Political and economic developments in Sub-Saharan Africa
Mr. Sten Rylander, Rylanders Consulting, former ambassador
The developments in politics and economy in Africa has been on Mr Rylander's agenda for the last 30 years in his capacity as ambassador to countries such as Angola, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Mr Rylander has also been heading the Swedish Development Cooperation (Sida) in some African countries and recently published the book ‘Afrika vänder’ (“Africa Turning”).
09.45-10.15 Scarcity in resources for health care and its solutions - the example of maternal health
Mr. Staffan Bergström, Professor Emeritus of International Health, Senior Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Karolinska Institute
With rich practical experience from mainly Mozambique, Ethiopia, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda Prof. Bergström has been awarded the prestigious FIGO prize Distinguished Service Award. Prof. Bergström will give his view on what the clinics in these countries need post-MDG´s, with a focus on maternal health and care.
10.15-10.45 Coffee break
10.45-11.30 The Emerging Private Health Care Sector in East Africa
Dr. Ian Clarke, Chairman International Medical Group and Uganda Healthcare Federation
Ms. Joanita Lwanga, Uganda Healthcare Federation
Uganda Healthcare Federation (UHF) is an umbrella organization affiliated to the East Africa Healthcare Federation and as such represents the interests of non-state health players in Uganda. UHF was formed in 2010 to unite and represent all players in the private health sector in Uganda and currently has 31 members. Ms. Lwanga and Dr. Clarke will talk about the role of the private sector in East Africa.
11.30-12.00 Bringing world class health care to Rwanda, public private partnership options
Rwanda's ambassador to Sweden H.E. Mrs. Venetia Sebudandi
Rwanda’s health system is financed both by state funds and individuals’ contributions through health insurance and direct fees for services. In order to develop this sector further, Rwanda is encouraging private sector investment and partnerships to meet the needs of its growing population, with the ultimate goal of positioning Rwanda among the best medical/health destinations in the region.
12.00-12.30 Do's and Dont's when entering a new African market
Mr. Peter Linderoth, Partner, Mannheimer Swartling
To help you avoid mistakes in the start-up phase, Mr. Linderoth will share his practical experience and knowledge of what to think of before entering a new African market from a legal perspective.
12.30-12.45 Upcoming delegations and results of Swecare’s Sida-financed Project
Ms. Mikaela Annerling and Ms. Anna Riby, Project Managers, Swecare Foundation
(please register for this)
14.00-14.45 Experiences and strategies from HemoCue & Shifo Foundation to enter the SSA market
HemoCue - Mr. Pontus Nobreus, Regional Sales Director Africa and Key Account
HemoCue, part of the Radiometer Group since April 2013, is a global leader in point‐of‐care testing. HemoCue AB (Ängelholm, Sweden) introduced in 1982 the first accurate, near-patient hemoglobin test. The company also sells point‐of‐care tests for glucose, urine albumin, HbA1c, total and differential white blood cell Count.
Shifo Foundation - Mr. Rustam Nabiev, Co-Founder & Director
The Shifo Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Sweden but with operation in Mukono district in Uganda. Shifo improves child health service delivery by strengthening health care processes through the implementation of information and support system in low-resource settings. Shifo wants to improve global health and reduce child mortality.
14.45-15.15 Coffee break
15.15-15.45 Sustainable Health care – a Swedish outlook
Mr. Daniel Eriksson, Director TEM
What are the specific environmental effects of health care and how can these be prevented with a patient centered focus? Mr Eriksson will bring up aspects relevant to the SSA context.
15.45-16.15 Summary of the day by the moderator
14.00-15.45 Business Speed Dating within the field of finance
Participants of the III Sub-Saharan Africa Day can apply for 15 minutes of Business Speed Dating with the following actors within Finance:
Use this opportunity to expand your knowledge on possibilities to get support within finance.
To register: please email your interest to email@example.com and we will set a time for you.
Date & Time: September 23rd at 08.45-16.15 (Registration between 08:30-08:45)
Venue: Klarabergsviadukten 70, World Trade Center, conference room New York , Stockholm
Registration: please register your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org and please inform whether or not you want lunch and if you have any allergies.
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