About the conference

Under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, May God Assist Him, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection organized, in partnership with the Moroccan Association of Addictive Medicine and Associated Pathologies (MAPA) and the African Global Health (AGH) the first African Conference on Health Harm Reduction held in Marrakech from 16 to 18 November 2022.


The organization of this conference was part of the dynamics of the global health system and the growing need to reform it, following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a view to crisis anticipation and risk management. Morocco has initiated the adoption of strategies and projects concerning the overhaul of the national health system in order to ensure an effective implementation of the Royal project relating to the generalization of social protection.

This international event aimed to create an African platform for enriching exchange in the field of public health and risk prevention based on the experience of different countries and the points of view of national and international experts, in order to share Moroccan experience and skills, thus helping to determine best practices at the level of governance and to face budgetary and financial sustainability challenges in the health sector. The participants of this event, wished to draw relevant recommendations based on the adoption of policies and strategies for the reduction of health risks through the improvement of prevention systems, the change in consumption patterns and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle.

This conference was animated by panels and workshops which revolved around several axes including: “The budgetary challenges of the health system in Africa”, “The importance of human resources”, “The question of public partnership – private” as well as “The digitization of the health sector with the innovations of the digital era”. In addition, a workshop was specifically dedicated to discussing public and mental health policy in Africa and procedures relating to the social determinants of health and health harm reduction.
Besides, an interesting reflection was made on the role of future medicine in Africa, and its impact on the future of African societies. A white paper book signing session was also planned during the event.

organizers

PROF. KHALID AIT TALEB

Minister of Health and Social Protection 

Morocco

M. NASSER BOURITA

Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates

Morocco

M. RYAD MEZZOUR

Minister of Industry
and Trade

Morocco

M. FOUZI LEKJAA

Minister Delegate to the Minister of Economy and Finance, in charge of the Budget

Morocco

DR. IMANE KENDILI

Psychiatrist – Addictologist President of African Global Health – Former President of The Medicine Addictive Society & Associated Pathologies

Morocco

PRof. REDOUANE RABII

Urologist and Professor at the Mohammed VI University of Health Sciences (UM6SS)

Morocco

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
& PARTNERS

PROF. MORGAN CHETTY

President of Kwazulu Natal Doctors Healthcare Coalition

south africa

DR. TENDAI MHIZHA

International Consultant and Strategic Advisor

zimbabwe

M. ABDELMOUNAIM FAOUZI

President of the Chamber African Trade and Services

MOROCCO

PRof. DAVID SWEANOR

Assistant Professor of Law and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Center for Health Rights, Policy and Ethics at the University of Ottawa

canada

DR. PATRICK AEBERHARD

Cardiologist and Co-founder of Doctors Without borders

france

M. ABDELAZIZ ALOUI

President of The Moroccan Caisse Interprofessional Mutualist

morocco

DR. SERIGNE FALILOU SAMB

Founder and CEO of the holding company Fawzeyni Medical
Group

Senegal

PROF. RAJAA AGHZADI

surgeon and president of association for the fight against breast cancer “Heart of Women”

morocco

PROF. GABRIEL MALKA

Head of the Health Division of Mohammed VI University Polytechnic of Benguerir

morocco

KEY FIGURES

1000
Printed Badges
500
Special Guests
+ 100
Experts
+ 0
Speakers
+ 0
Countries Represented

Panels

1

CHALLENGES AND PERSPECTIVES OF THE WORLD’ S HEALTH SYSTEMS: AFRICA AS AN EXAMPLE

2

SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH IN AFRICA

3

HEALTH FUNDING- STATE RESPONSIBILITIES AND FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY

4

HOW TO SUCCEED WITH MEDICAL CANNABIS IN AFRICA

5

ROLE OF THE MEDICINE OF THE FUTURE IN AFRICA

Gallery

REPRESENTED COUNTRIES