All is set for the 2021 edition of the Foreign Investment Network (FIN) International Conference on Healthcare system with the Theme: Post Covid-19 Challenges, Strengthening The Healthcare System.


The conference will hold at Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town – South Africa from November 14 – 16, 2021.


A UN report predicted an estimated growth of $259 billion on investment in the health care and wellness sector by 2030 and $45 billion projection on the pharmaceutical market by 2020. The increasing demand of medicines in Africa due to population and economic growth as well as raising consumer awareness warrants governments' improved investment in local production and effective regulation of medical products.


Africa’s healthcare system faces challenges ranging from leadership and governance to healthcare workforce, medical products and technologies systems, Health management information system (HMIS) and ICT, healthcare financing, overall coordination and management of health services. Conversely, low healthcare services result in increased disease burdens and impedes the attainment of universal health coverage.


Africa is burdened by communicable and non-communicable diseases. Cost-effective interventions that can prevent the disease burden exist but coverage is too low due to health systems weaknesses.


It is estimated that Africa faces a healthcare financing gap of US $66 billion per annum. Failing healthcare systems is key to why health outcomes in the continent tend to be low. For instance, SDG 3.1 calls for a reduction in the global maternal mortality rate (MMR) to less than 70 per 100,000 live births by 2030 and countries are expected to have an MMR of no more than twice the global average.


With close to 1.5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and over 32,000 recorded deaths in Africa, the pandemic has exerted significant strain on already overstretched health systems across the region, further affecting the delivery of other essential health services such as immunization, sexual and reproductive health. Millions of vulnerable populace do not have access to quality health care thereby reducing their quality of life and their ability to lift themselves out of extreme poverty.


While acknowledging that Africa is faced with the most dramatic public health crisis, there is hope that over time, the region will address the health challenges it faces, given sufficient international support.


The inability of the political class to effectively address the regions numerous public health challenges has contributed to the persistent and high level of poverty and the weakness of the health system. Political instability, corruption, limited institutional capacity and an unstable economy are major factors responsible for the poor development of health services in the continent. Households and individuals in Africa are victims of a dysfunctional and inequitable health system.


The pandemic has highlighted the need for strong health information systems that collect and utilize quality, timely and reliable data, that is disaggregated by gender and other diversities, identifying gaps and bringing visibility to the plight of vulnerable populations, to inform responsive policies.


African governments must undertake smart investment so as to build more equitable and resilient health systems. Furthermore, governments must remove financial barriers to accessing health services as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that every sector is dependent on the health system.


Although pharmaceutical products are currently manufactured in countries such as South Africa, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria and Egypt, as a whole Africa currently imports more than 80 per cent of its pharmaceutical and medical consumables.


The Conference will provide an avenue for medical experts to review the health care situation in Africa with the aim of address the challenges, inefficiencies and bottlenecks frustrating efficient primary, secondary and tertiary health care systems in the region.


Some of the issues that will be discussed at the conference include:

  • Harmonization of healthcare regulatory framework.
  • Production of vaccines, diagnostics, medicines, and digital solutions
  • Deploying innovative delivery models to reach the people in need.
  • Greater investment in pharmaceuticals.
  • Quality manpower development.
  • Procurement and supply chain management systems.
  • Development of African alternative medicine.


A pooled procurement mechanism will encourage leading global generic pharmaceutical manufacturers to build plants in Africa or partner with African pharmaceutical companies to manufacture generic products. There is a need for this form of strategic support for Local Pharmaceutical Production (LPP).


It is expected that the event will be declared open by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Director-General of the World Health Organization. Other expected dignitaries include: Zweli Mkhize, Minister of Health, South Africa, Dr Abdellatif Mekki Minister of Health Tunisia; Hon. Mutahi Kagwe, EGH Cabinet Secretary for Health Kenya, Jonas Kamima Chanda Minister of Health, Zambia, Dr. Osagie Ehanire Minister of Health Nigeria, Dr. Daniel Ngamije Rwandan Minister of Health.


The Conference will provide an opportunity for the interchange of ideas in the health sector, high-level networking, and most importantly, one-to-one business meetings between decision makers and top-tier solution providers and players in the health eco-system.


The conference will be segmented to accommodate discussions in the sectors:

  • Communicable and non-communicable diseases.
  • Health Technology
  • Investment in Health infrastructure
  • Pharmaceuticals and vaccine
  • Health insurance and financing
  • Alternative medicine


Expected at the event are participants from diverse countries. There will be exhibition booths for display of latest innovations in oil and gas technology, presentations, Expert lectures, group projects and Panel Discussion.


The high point of the event is the FIN Award Dinner where deserving oil companies, policy makers and entrepreneurs including the President of South Africa will be decorated with various Awards and Certificate of Honour. The Award is supported by Forbes Afrique and the Managing Director will be on hand to hand over the Award.


There will also be an exhibition area where health technology, inventions, software developers, equipment manufacturers and multinational companies will demonstrate their innovations.


The Conference is facilitated by Foreign Investment Network (FIN), a UK based global consulting and publishing firm established in 2001. The Company was born out of the desire to meet the investment need of emerging economies in Africa. FIN is a top global consulting company with many years of experience in organizing corporate events, exhibitions, workshops, conferences, summits, seminars and Awards.


Our business strategy includes International conferences, business meetings, advocacy visits, investment fora, international exhibitions and Fin Award.  FIN also has in its stable, FIN Magazine, published in English, French and Chinese and circulated globally which over the years has transformed into an investors tunic.


FIN has successfully organized about 40 virtual and physical international events globally. Some of the past events includes: Petroleum Industry Award Abuja – Nigeria 2019; FIN Oil & Gas Forum London - 2017; African Petroleum and Energy Forum, China - 2010; International Trade and Investment Conference Sun City, South Africa – 2004 etc.


For speaking opportunities, paper presentation, participation, exhibition, sponsorship, partnerships and registration, visit our website: www.foreigninvestmentnetwork.com or www.finhealthconference.com . You can also reach through mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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