Leveraging public-private partnerships and private sector capacity to finance health access is at the core of PharmAccess’ success. “Health is wealth,” stresses Kwasi Boahene and elaborates: “When we improve the health sector, we advance the economy. Our goal aligns with the mission of the NABC. Through trade missions, NABC brings private sector companies to Africa to share expertise and learnings, for example, through trade missions, and connect them to the local government.” Last year, NABC and Task Force Health Care organised a trade mission to Nairobi and Kisumu during which PharmAccess had the opportunity to share its work and the investment potential of Kisumu County with Dutch companies active in healthcare.
In addition, Kwasi values the bridge that NABC creates between the Dutch private sector and the African public sector during Africa-focused business and networking events, like the annual Ambassador’s Dinner. During its last edition, in November 2022 at Kasteel de Wittenburg, Kwasi Boahene connected with various African ambassadors to advocate for UHC and to see to what extent PharmAccess can influence public health policy on the ground.
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