Partnership announcement between The European Connected Health Alliance and Africa Health Business on COVID-19 and beyond
The European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) and Africa Health Business (AHB) are pleased to announce they have entered into a partnership to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and digital health practices between Europe and Africa to deliver targeted digital solutions to the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.
Brian O’Connor, Chair at ECHAlliance said, The digital transformation of healthcare presents new opportunities for the achievement of universal health coverage (UHC) and the global health community recognizes the private sector plays a critical role. The strategic and innovative use of digital, cutting-edge technologies are an essential factor towards enabling equitable access to healthcare, ensuring better protection from health emergencies such as COVID-19 and allowing people to enjoy better health and well-being.
The pandemic triggered an unprecedented demand for digital technology solutions in the healthcare sector, with a huge potential for scaling up to deliver even greater impact beyond COVID-19. The partnership between AHB and ECHAlliance is uniquely complimentary. By working together, we will unlock the full potential of digital solutions and drive far more impact in the healthcare space said Dr Amit N. Thakker, Executive Chairman at Africa Health Business.
The European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) is the Global Connector for Digital Health, facilitating multi-stakeholder connections around ecosystems, driving sustainable change and disruption in the delivery of health and social care.
Our global network of Digital Health Alliances connects 78 countries and 4.4 billion people (Europe, USA, Canada, China, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Americas and the Pacific).
Our community of over 16,500 experts – including government, health & social care providers, leading companies and start-ups, researchers, insurances, patient groups and citizens, and the investment community connect through ecosystem meetings (120 per year) and international events and our online platform.
About Africa Health Business
Africa Health Business (AHB) is a pan-African consultancy, advisory and investment firm with a combined experience of 35+ years in the African (private) healthcare space. AHB is committed to strengthening healthcare systems in Africa and ensuring equitable access to healthcare for all through innovative partnerships.