Thank you for your registration. We are delighted to receiving you soon in Rabat.
Unfortunately, we are afraid to have to announce that due to the lower number of people who have sent us their flight details, we can no longer manage the shuttle from Casa Airport to Rabat. We are sorry to have to cancel bus transportation from Casa to Rabat.
Conference 2016 draft agenda
Non-AfHEA members: USD 1,050
AfHEA members: USD 900
The African Health Economics & Policy Association (AfHEA) was set up in March 2009 as a membership-based non-profit association of Africans and non-Africans including students working on Africa-related issues in the fields of health economics, financing and policy. AfHEA aspires to help improve health outcomes in Africa by promoting high quality and standards in the generation of policy-relevant evidence and promoting the use of appropriate health economics, policy and financing tools within the health sector in Africa. Although there are signs that health sector policy making in Africa appears to be increasingly benefiting from the insights that health economics and health policy evidence and analyses are able to offer (in part due to the greater awareness of the benefits of such evidence and analyses promoted by several stakeholders including AfHEA), it is also clear that both country capacities in these fields and utilization of such tools vary widely across Africa and both are still often woefully inadequate or even absent.
When was the first biennial conference held?
AfHEA’s inaugural conference was held in 2009 in Accra, Ghana. Since then we have successfully held 2 more conferences: Saly, Senegal (2011) and Nairobi, Kenya (2014). The 4th conference will be held in Rabat, Morocco in September 2016.
What determines the location of AfHEA’s conferences?
Delegates are responsible for booking their own flights to and from Rabat. In most cases, booking airline tickets via the internet is a cost-effective option.
The Organizing Committee invites you to showcase your organization/company to the delegates attending the AfHEA conference 2016. This is a marketing opportunity for your organization. We anticipate that +- 300 delegates from academic, research and policy institutions around the continent will be attending this conference.
AfHEA has applied for funding to support bursary applications. A minimum amount of bursaries will be awarded.
What is a pre-conference workshop?
Pre-conference workshops are an important component of AfHEA conferences. Colleagues will be invited to submit expressions of interest to host pre-conference workshops at the AfHEA 2016 Conference. Pre-conference workshops will be held on the day before formal conference proceedings start, that is, on 26 September 2016.
The conference themes relate to the broad theme of how the international community’s post MDG agenda of SDGs and the so-called grand convergence might impact health in Africa. The following themes are meant to serve as a guide for the technical organization of the conference and not as a restriction on research areas and innovation by participants.
The current landscape in international development is dominated by discussions around the new Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs) and the ‘Grand Convergence’ [i] advocated by the Lancet’s Commission on Investing in Health (CIH) that are set to replace the MDGs. African policy makers have made inputs into these international discussions and certainly the broad health-related objectives sought (e.g. universal health coverage, accelerated reductions in deaths from maternal, childhood and infectious disease conditions) are mostly in line with the health goals and priorities of African countries.