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Tuesday, 26 March 2019

VICE PRESIDENT OF TANZANIA TO GRACE 7TH EAST AFRICAN HEALTH AND SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH EXHIBITION AND TRADE FAIR IN DAR


EAST AFRICAN HEALTH RESEARCH COMMISSION


East African Health Research Commission, 26th March, 2019, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: The Vice-President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Samia Hassan Suluhu, will on Wednesday, 27th March, 2019 to grace the official opening of the 7th East African Health and Scientific Conference (EAHSC) at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The biannual event, which is the 7th in the series, is being held under the theme “Technology for health systems transformation and attainment of the UN-Sustainable Development Goals.’’

The EAHSC brings together stakeholders from the health sector within the EAC namely EAC Organs and Institutions, EAC Partner States' Ministries of Health, Finance, Higher Education, Science and Technology, Members of Parliament from National Assemblies, government officials, researchers, scientists, practitioners, civil society, media, donors and development partners and the public at large.

Addressing Journalists in a media briefing ahead of the conference, the Executive Secretary of the East African Health Research Commission, Prof. Gibson Sammy Kibiki, said the EAHSC contributes towards strengthening regional cooperation in health in line with Article 118 of the Treaty for the Establishment of EAC as well as other relevant provisions of the EAC Common Market Protocol.

“It enhances the ideals of the EAC, which is free movement of People, Services, and Goods,” said Prof. Kibiki.

During the conference several EAHRC initiatives will be launched including Digital REACH Strategic Plan, EA Web Portal, Young East African Health Research Scientists Forum (YEARS), East African Government Leaders, Legislators, and Legal Executives’ Forum (EAGLES), 6th EAHSC Report, and the book of abstracts on Digital Health in East Africa, among other activities. 

At the end of the conference, participants are expected to get to know new health projects, build networks for future collaboration, find out what's new in the region and future research trends in East Africa.

Exhibition 
Alongside the conference, there will be an international health exhibition. Research institutions, health care facilities, medical/health academic institutions, medical and pharma industries, NGO's, CSO's, Ministries, EAC Organs and Institutions, International organizations, UN agencies (WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNESCO, etc.) will showcase their services and products.
The exhibition will allow participants to showcase products from research, academia, healthcare services and the health sector in general.

Media Accreditation
All Local (Tanzanian) Journalists intending to cover the 7th East African Health and Scientific Conference (EAHSC) are alerted that registration for accreditation will be done through:

MS GAUDENSIA SIMWANZA

MANAGER, COMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC EDUCATION
TFDA 


All Foreign Journalists seeking accreditation must register through: 

FLORIAN MUTABAZI 

MEDIA COORDINATOR 
EAC SECRETARIAT


For more information on 7th East African Health and Scientific Conference (EAHSC) please visit:http://conferences.eahealth.org


Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Department

EAC Secretariat

Arusha, Tanzania



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