2019 – Sustainable Health For All: Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Today, healthcare organizations and governments are facing unprecedented challenges to improve the quality and access to health care services. As such, health innovations offer a realistic   to reduce health care disparities.

In order to address the above need, The Ugandan Academy for Health Innovations and Impact organized and hosted a successful second edition of the Annual Health Innovations Conference from 19th to 20th March 2019 at Serena Kampala hotel. The event was attended by 270 participants, an upsurge from last year’s 175 participants.

The two-day event was attended by delegates from Uganda, as well as visitors from the USA, Belgium, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and Mali. The delegates represented young innovations from academic institutes such as Makerere, Mbarara Universities, and start- up companies such as Alpha Doctors, The Medical Concierge Group. These were able to network with established groups from the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Andela Uganda, Innovation Village and Clarke Group, Case Hospital, Kampala Pharmaceutical Industries and Janssen, the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson, among others.

This year’s theme Sustainable Health for all: Harnessing the fourth Industrial revolution featured presentations and demonstrations aimed at harnessing health innovations to achieve the last mile and ensuring that scale up of start-up innovations. We also hosted an exciting Health Hackathon hosted by Andela Uganda.