Kenya will host the 2019 Medic East Africa conference that will focus on the provision of Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
Informa Markets, the organizer, has said that the event is expected to attract over 4,000 participants drawn from 25 countries.
Informa Markets Exhibition Director Mr. Ryan Sanderson said the three-day conference will create an opportunity for industry players in the healthcare sector to discuss the latest trends in UHC.
“The Healthcare Management Conference, which is spearheaded by the East Africa Healthcare Federation, will focus on the progress and financing of universal healthcare policies. The Public Health Conference, in association with the Kenya Medical Association, will discuss the roles of regional medical associations in strengthening universal health coverage. The Clinical Officers Conference will address the critical part that clinical officers play in upholding a strong healthcare infrastructure,” said Mr. Sanderson.
Kenya’s health sector is projected to grow at a faster rate than the overall economy. The sector is currently valued at Ksh220 billion (USD 2.2 billion).
The pilot UHC scheme launched in 2017 in four counties: Kisumu, Isiolo, Machakos, and Nyeri, has so far seen a 91 percent enrollment in local health insurance schemes.