German – Africa Health Symposium

German-African Business Healthcare Symposium at the World Health Summit – Regional Meeting

Speke Resort Munyonyo, Wavamunno Road, Kampala, Uganda

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 | 4:30 – 6:00pm (EAT) 3:30 – 5:00pm (CEST)


Official side event of supported by: World Health Summit

The German-African Business Healthcare Symposium is organized by Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft (German-African Business Association) and GHA – German-Health Alliance, under support of the World Health Summit. It creates a platform for exchange and networking between leading African and German healthcare stakeholders  and serves to present and to foster business opportunities on the African continent.

Topic: Digital and Innovative Healthcare Solutions toward Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Africa

The panel aims at exploring possibilities to improve universal health coverage in Africa and how German companies/entities can play a part in this effort. Furthermore we want to exchange experiences already made and what lessons can be learned for the future.The following questions will be discussed in depth:

  • How can digital and innovative Healthcare Solutions be implemented in Africa?
  • What kind of programmes, induced by governments or international organizations, are the panelists already involved in and how can these programmes be improved?
  • What role does Medical Technology play with regards to UHC and how can German companies contribute to reaching universal health coverage in Africa?
  • What are the challenges companies face when implementing these solutions and what are some of the recommendations?


  Opening and Welcoming

4.30 – 4.50pm (EAT)

Roland Göhde

Chairman of the Board | GHA – German Health Alliance

Member of the Board | Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft (AV)


H.E. Matthias Schauer

Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Uganda


4.50 – 6.00pm


Panel Discussion

Digital and Innovative Healthcare Solutions toward Universal Health Coverage (UHC) for Africa:

Dr Moredreck Chibi, Regional Adviser Innovation and Digital Health

World Health Organization | Regional Office for Africa

Agnes Mwagiru, Head of Enterprise Services, Middle East, Southern & Eastern Africa, Siemens Healthineers
Dr Berit Hamer, Director Governmental Affairs & International  Cooperation, Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA

Koen Paredis, Managing Director, Middle East – Africa, Drägerwerk AG  & Co.  KGaA

Douglas Graf von Saurma-Jeltsch, Executive Board, Malteser International

Representative of African Ministry of Health


Asmau Nitardy, Senior Manager Healthcare, Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft (AV)


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