Egypt will host next Africa Health ExCon on June 8, 2023: Acting health min.

Egypt will host the second edition of Africa Health ExCon, the biggest medical exhibition and conference on the continent, on June 8, 2023, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Acting Health and Population Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar announced on Tuesday 7/6/2022.

The minister was speaking during the closing session of the 1st Africa Health ExCon, which kicked off here on Sunday at Al Manara International Conference Center under the aegis of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, with the participation of more than 102 countries.

Presidential Adviser for Health and Prevention Affairs Mohamed Awad Tag Eddin, Chairman of the General HealthCare Authority Ahmed El Sobky, World Health Organization (WHO) Representative in Egypt Naeema Al-Gasseer, and Chairman of the Egyptian Authority for Unified Procurement, Medical Supply and Technology Management (AUPP) Bahaa Eddin Zidan were among those who took part in the session.

“The 1st Africa Health ExCon was a big success,” Abdel Ghaffar said in his remarks to the closing ceremony, applauding the event’s huge turnout and extensive scientific program.

Abdel Ghaffar noted that the first-of-its-kind event in Africa had seen the participation of American biomedical scientist Harvey James Alter, who won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his contributions to the discovery of the hepatitis C virus.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the AUPP Bahaa Eddin Zidan said that in line with Egypt’s Vision 2030, President Sisi directed that the event be held on an annual basis, to serve as an expertise-sharing platform among African countries, while coordinating with global companies to find solutions to health-related issues facing the Continent.

Held under the theme: “Your Gate To Innovation and Trade,” the event showcased medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, dentistry equipment, skin care products, vitamins, health care presenters, pharmacies, health care, feeding industries and packing.

Its main objectives include refocusing the minds of health and pharma business to Africa’s investment potential, ensuring equitable access of health technology to Africa, thriving the health and pharma business in Africa, and incubating health innovation and trade in Africa.

Source: State Information Service Egypt