Innovating Economies (The Economist)

Yvonne Mburu, Med in Africa Founder and CEO, will participate to The Economist conference #InnovEcon :

Panel discussion: Tackling the skills shortage

According to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the world will be short of 12.9 million health-care workers by 2035. In sub-Saharan Africa, these shortages are expected to be especially acute. It will be impossible to achieve universal health coverage if everyone does not have access to well-trained health staff. How can we fill the skills gap? What are the policy makers doing to address supply and demand mismatches in the health care and medical sector? How can the public and private sector work together to develop a sustainable workforce planning strategy? What initiatives need to be put into place to overcome the complexities of developing a local health care workforce? Can the returning diaspora play a role?

You are invited to register to the conference, here
but if case you cannot, there will be a small "After" event at the Hotel Lobby, so you can meet Med in Africa CEO and exchange cards.



Please register for the "After" event so we can get in touch with you to confirm logistics.


  • February 01, 2017 at 6pm – 7pm
  • Radisson Blu Hotel
    Elgon Road Upper Hill
    Nairobi 00100
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  • 20 people are going
  • Yvonne Mburu

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