29 May 2024


At a crucial juncture, the continent's healthcare market is characterized by a growing population, increasing urbanization, and a rising middle class. However, it continues to grapple with inadequate infrastructure, limited access to quality healthcare services, and a high burden of diseases. It lags behind in healthcare spending compared to other regions, with an average of just 6.1% of GDP allocated to healthcare, significantly below the global average of 9.9%. These challenges have led to disparities in healthcare access and outcomes across the continent, with rural areas often underserved and a funding gap of $4.4 billion.

Despite this, Africa presents a promising frontier for healthcare investment. The healthcare sector has attracted increasing attention from both local and international investors in recent years.

To harness the potential of the healthcare sector development and unlock impactful projects, the Forum emerges as a vital platform bringing together healthcare stakeholders, investors, policymakers, and innovators to build on strategies, partnerships, and investments that can drive sustainable healthcare development in the region.

30 May 2024


Africa's healthcare sector faces resource and funding challenges, with 48% of the population lacking access to essential health services. However, it has demonstrated remarkable adaptability, utilizing technology to open new doors to healthcare accessibility and effectiveness. Telemedicine usage has surged, reaching over 75 million people, and health information systems have improved patient care by 90% for healthcare facilities they were adopted by.

To sustain this momentum and fully harness the potential of digital health, African governments must enact policies conducive to health tech innovation. Currently, only 30% of African countries have comprehensive eHealth strategies in place.

Our mission is to spearhead a digital health revolution across Africa. We bring together stakeholders from across the spectrum to drive innovation, ensure equitable healthcare access, and improve well-being throughout the continent. Through collaboration, cutting-edge technology, and shared expertise, our aim is to transform lives, empower communities, and position Africa as a global leader in the digital health landscape.

31 May 2024


A unique gathering bringing together the continent's most influential health, and ICT leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, and policy makers to explore the transformative power of technology in shaping the future of healthcare in Africa.

As Africa embraces the digital revolution, digital health has emerged as a critical catalyst for innovation and progress in the health sector. This forum will delve into the exciting opportunities and pressing challenges that lie ahead, fostering meaningful dialogue and collaboration among key stakeholders. It will provide an exclusive space for African governments especially Digital Health key stakeholders to connect, collaborate, share experiences, and best practices.

The forum’s purpose is to collectively address challenges and promote collaboration in the digital health landscape. A comprehensive report will be compiled highlighting key insights and perspectives from the forum, and then shared with key stakeholders to action.


Khalid Ait Taleb

Minister of Health

Dr Tunji Alausa

Honorable Minister of State

Health and Social Welfare

Jean Philbert Nsengimana

Chief Digital Advisor

Africa CDC

Dr Nanthalile Mugala

Chief of the Africa Region


Ajai Sehgal

Chief Data & Analytics Officer

Mayo Clinic

Eleni Gabre-Madhin

Chief Innovation Officer

United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

Mactar Seck

Chief of Technology & Innovation

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Marelize Gorgens

Digital Health Flagship Program Lead

The World Bank

Nassir Adam

Coordinator of the National Digital Health Program

Ministry of Public Health and Prevention

Saskia Steinacker

SVP & Global Head of Strategy & Digital Transformation


Moraki Mokgosana

Chief Executive Officer


Sunita Grote


UNICEF Venture Fund

Amit Thakker


Africa Health Federation

Tyson Welzel

Chief Innovation Officer

Mediclinic Group


Collaborative Currencies: Public-Private Partnerships Defining Health Equity

Shifting Paradigms: From Project-Based to National Health Strategy Initiatives

Augmenting Global Healthcare with AI

How to Get Ready for the Next Big Threat

BuildingResilient and Sustainable Systems with Digital Tools

The African Ecosystem Through the Eyes of DFI’s and Private Equities


Getting Truly Ready for Data-Driven Healthcare

Building Robust and Integrated IT Infrastructures

Technology is the Means for Universal Healthcare Access