The first UK-East African Healthcare Summit took place at the British Medical Association House on Tavistock Square on April 22nd 2017.
The high profile event attracted over 200 delegates with majority coming from the UK and including UK’s East African diaspora healthcare professionals and healthcare professionals from Uganda.
Uganda’s Minister of Health Dr.Jane Aceng was the keynote speaker and present too were Uganda’s High Commissioner to the UK Prof.Joyce Kikafunda, Kenya’s High Commissioner to the UK His Excellency Lazarus Amayo and Tanzania’s High Commissioner to the UK Dr.Asha-Rose Migiro.
Present from the UK was Lord Nigel Crisp a life peer in the UK House of Lords and former Chief Executive with the NHS, Lord Dolar Popat the UK’s Prime Ministerial Trade Envoy to Uganda and Rwanda and represented by Mark Fletcher and Senior medical professionals with different UK based health organisations.
The theme was “Progess and Achievements a Year on from the first UK-Uganda Healthcare Summit (held in April 2016) and the topics of discussion focusing on healthcare collaboration and cooperation between the UK’s National Health Services and East Africa’s three governments of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania as part of global healthcare goals under the Sustainable Development Goals.