UK-East African Healthcare Investment Summit (London)

This event is organized by Med In Africa partner Uganda Diaspora Health Foundation UK.


The 2nd UK- East African Healthcare Summit 2017 aims to bring together large delegations of government officials, policy makers, research and development institutions, senior hospital directors & CEOs and healthcare professionals to United Kingdom to network with international healthcare experts, investors and solution providers.


This summit will explore opportunities of investment and collaboration in areas that constitutes health systems strengthening in East Africa Community including:

  •     Supporting equitable access to essential medical products, vaccines and technologies of assured quality, safety, efficacy and cost-effectiveness, and their scientifically sound and cost-effective use.
  •     Developing a good health financing system that ensures adequate funds for health.
  •     Leadership and governance development, ensuring strategic policy Frameworks exist and are combined with effective regulation, Education and training and accountability.


Final Agenda

08:30   Arrival, Registration, Refreshments, Exhibitions & Networking

EVENT MC: Dr Tracy Eastman British Medical Journal






Moses Mulimira, Co-founder of Uganda Diaspora Health Foundation Remarks from the Healthcare Investment Summit Chairperson, “Progress and

Achievements a year on”


Hon Jaffer Kapasi OBE, Honourable Consul General to Uganda, Opening Remarks


Welcome/ BMJ Global Health

our   global agenda

Dr Fiona Godlee, Editor-in chief, The British Medical Journal


Welcome remarks BMA Global Health Agenda

Dr Terry John, Chair of International Committee programme, British Medical Association



The Lancet Global Health Agenda


Dr Jocalyn Clark, Executive Editor Lancet




Achieving sustainable policy for Universal Health Coverage

Dr Mbololwa Mbikusita-Lewanika, Health Advisor Health and Education Unit Commonwealth Secretariat





Key Note Speech: The business climate for Health care in East Africa


Lord Mohamed Sheikh



Busolwe Hospital Uganda: One year later: Impact of investing in improving rural



Lord Dolar Popat - UK's Prime Ministerial Trade Envoy to Uganda and Rwanda



Robert Kwesiga Secretary General, Red Cross Society Seeking solutions to Refugee humanitarian emergency that represents a critical threat to the health, safety, security and wellbeing of East African community

11:00 - 11:30 Refreshments and Networking




Healthcare Investment in Uganda

Her Excellency Professor Joyce Kakuramatsi Kikafunda High Commissioner of Uganda to the United Kingdom




Healthcare Investment in Kenya

His Excellency Mr Lazarus O. Amayo

High Commissioner of Kenya to the United Kingdom




Healthcare Investment in Tanzania


Her Excellency Dr Asha-Rose Migiro

High Commissioner of Tanzania to the United Kingdom







Country Health Priorities Regarding Workforce Issues In East Africa

Chief Guest: Hon Dr Jane Aceng, (Minister of Health Uganda) – Ministry of Health Uganda priorities

Lord Nigel Crisp – (Chair All Parliamentary Group on Global Health) – ‘Nursing Now’ - global nursing campaign to improve health, promote gender equality and strengthen economies

Dr Yvonne Mburu (CEO-Med In Africa) – Medical Diaspora as a human resource  to reverse the effects of brain drain from developing countries

Questions and Answer Session (15minutes)

13:30- 14:30hrs LUNCH AND NETWORKING

14:30 - 15:45   Panel Discussion 1

Inspiring Research, Quality and Safety in East Africa


  • Ensuring good patient experience in low-resource settings
  • Achieving Quality and Cost-effective Healthcare


  • Promoting Evidence Based Medicine in East Africa


  • Funding Research in Uganda, Kenya & Tanzania

Moderator: Dr. Tamara Bugembe (Consultant paediatrician, President Doctors



for Africa and Ugandan Medical Diaspora)


Panellists: (15 minutes Presentation)


  • Dr Jane Kengeya- Kayondo, Africa Research Excellence Fund:

Collaboration to strengthen Medical Research in Africa


  • Prof Nelson Sewankambo- Chair of the African Medical Schools Association (AMSA), What is needed for successful Public Private Partnerships in the Health Sector
  • Dr Nik Kotecha, Chief Executive Officer Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd. How to achieve Safe and Quality pharmacological treatment
  • Patrick Asiimwe, Diaspora Campaign to reduce Road Traffic Accidents and Ensure Safety in Uganda
  • Question and answers (15minutes)

15:45 – 17:00 Panel Discussion 2

Health System strengthening opportunities for East Africa



Moderator: Dr Beverly Jebet Cheserem, Consultant Neurosurgeon and Co- Founder of East African Healthcare Forum

Panellists: (15 minutes Presentation)

  • Dr Bayju Thakar- Group CEO – Doctor Care Anywhere, Rethinking Primary Health Care Systems in Africa
  • Dr Gloria Ngaiza, Lead Tanzania Diaspora and Health Advisor of Dfid Tanzania, Strengthening Healthcare in Tanzania
  • Paul Arura Tropical Health Education Trust (THET) Country Director,

Health Partnerships in strengthening healthcare in East Africa

  • Dr John Paul Bagala- Uganda UK Health Alliance/ Global Health Ex- change Country Co-ordinator, Role in building health systems

Question and answers (15minutes)




Closing speaker; Dr Josephine Ojiambo, Deputy-Secretary General of the Commonwealth Secretariat


17:15hrs – 20:00hrs - VIP Drinks Reception & Networking by British Medical Association (With Live African Music)

Thanks to the organising committee: Hon Jaffer Kapasi OBE Consul General to Uganda, Dr Tracy Eastman; BMJ, Arthy Santhakumar BMA, Dr Mary Thompson and Dr Emily Cheserem; Kenya Health Diaspora), Dr Gloria Ngaiza and Naomi Mwasambili (Tanzania Health Diaspora), Moses Mulimira, Daniel Nsaba Buturo & Mariam Aligawesa: Uganda Diaspora Health Foundation.

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