The European Business Council for Africa

Afrika-Verein (the German-African Business Association) and GHA – German Health Alliance are pleased to invite you to the 7th German-African Healthcare Forum – Virtual Edition on 28th October 2020 organized as a side conference to the World Health Summit which will be held from 25th to 27th October 2020 in Berlin.

The German-African Business Association (Afrika-Verein) together with the German Health Alliance (GHA) proudly present the high-level speakers:

  • Jens Spahn, MdB, Minister , Federal Ministry of Health, Germany
  • Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Dr Matshidiso Moeti, Regional Director for Africa, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Dr Ahmed Ogwell, Deputy Director, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)
  • Hon. Prof. Jean Louis Hanitrala Rakotovao, Minister of Public Health, Madagascar
  • Hon. Prof. Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Health Commissioner, Nigeria
  • Hon. Daniel Ngamije, Minister of Health, Rwanda
  • Hon. Prof. Dr Alpha Wurie, Minister of Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone


This year’s forum will discuss major developments in the healthcare sector in Africa, especially in times of COVID-19. The focal topic will therefore be "Beyond Pandemic Preparedness: Strengthening Healthcare Systems in Africa during and after COVID-19", also taking into account the digitalization process in the health sector. Global cooperation and public-private partnerships also play a big role and will be discussed during the upcoming forum. 

The German Federal Minister for Health, Hon. Jens Spahn, has already confirmed his participation.

We have put together an exciting program covering an  introductory plenary followed by three panel discussions focusing on the following topics:

  • Partnerships in Strengthening Healthsystems
  • Digital and Innovative Healthcare Solutions and
  • Financing and Investing in Healthcare Projects to Match the Demand for Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Products and Medical Needs, Repurposing, Opportunities and Coordination.

Kindly find the draft program overview and the sponsorship options below in the attachment. Give your brand the visibility it deserves!

Due to the special situation the 7th GAHF edition will take place online (via ZOOM)making the conference even more accessible to hundreds of companies from all over the world. 

Conference languages are English and French. Online simultaneous translation will be provided.