Over 7,000 healthcare professionals and 500 local and international exhibitors from 53 countries are expected to attend the fifth edition of Africa Health, which will take place between 5 -7 May at the Gallagher Centre in Johannesburg.

Africa Health is the continent’s largest healthcare exhibition and acts as a platform for the healthcare industry to meet, learn and build business relations.

A variety of plenaries, panel discussions, workshops, demonstrations and interactive activities will be on offer within the 13 conference tracks, where healthcare professionals will be provided with education and the latest updates in the medical field.

The Africa Health Congress will include a total of 13 CPD accredited conferences, including four new ones: Patient Safety, Public Health, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation and Hospital Build, of which  all registration fees will be donated to the local charity STEPS.

This year’s Training Village will hold 12 free-to-attend workshops consisting of a designated area where top specialists will run hands-on training sessions on the most sophisticated devices and technology.

“Africa Health 2015 will no doubt demonstrate that the healthcare sector in South Africa and the surrounding region is going from strength to strength. It has been our mission to create a global event that allows healthcare professionals to exchange knowledge, network, learn, share experiences and zone in on issues applicable to their profession and trade,” said Managing Director at Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, Simon Page.

“We have added more value to this year’s event by introducing a new Recruitment Zone and a Dealers & Distributors lounge, both which will provide a platform for both exchange of medical talent and medical disposables and technology,” added Page.

Africa Health is organised by Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions and is supported by South African Nursing Council (SANC), the Alliance of South African Independent Practitioners Associations (ASAIPA), the Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA) and Diabetes South Africa as well as international healthcare giants such as Draeger, Maquet, GE Healthcare and Stiegelmeyer.

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