ABOUT THE EVENT
As an organization committed to fostering the Islamic paradigm of economic development in Africa, the Africa Islamic Economic Foundation (AFRIEF), in collaboration with Glocal Healthcare Services Private Limited, is organizing a two-day Virtual Summit on April 5th – 6th, 2021 on a topic of growing relevance in recent years: Islamic Finance: an Alternative Source of Funding Healthcare Infrastructure in Africa, in conjunction with the formal inauguration of the Africa Primary Healthcare Infrastructure Development Program (APHIDEP).
The theme of the event, which is being held under the Distinguished Patronage of His Excellency, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (GCFR), former President, Federal Republic of Nigeria is: “Towards Universal Healthcare and Sustainable Development Goals”. The overarching goal of the Summit is to explore a realistic alternative approach to financing primary healthcare infrastructure in Africa. The event, therefore, provides a platform for key stakeholders, policymakers, business leaders, academics, scientist researchers, students, healthcare practitioners and other leaders of society from within Africa and beyond to critically and objectively examine the purposes, theory, practice, structure, and institutions of the rapidly developing field of Islamic finance and how it can support the development of healthcare in Africa.
The highpoint of the Summit will be the formal inauguration of the Africa Primary Healthcare Infrastructure Development Program (APHIDEP), a primary healthcare infrastructure development initiative of the Africa Islamic Economic Foundation. The Initiative is designed to complement the efforts of African Governments, within the context, capacity and priority of each country, to create a continental movement, with the 1978 Declaration of Astana as a starting point, for the strengthening of sustainable primary healthcare systems as the basis for Universal Health Coverage (UTC), community stability, economic development, national security and the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. GO TO EVENT HOMEPAGE.