Africa Looks to India for Healthcare Development at IHTC Conference

2nd March 2018, Bengaluru: The 3RD Edition of International Healthcare Tourism Congress 2018 (IHTC) was inaugurated today in Bangalore by Dr. Constantine Constantinides, Health Tourism Enterprise, Greece in the presence of Dr. Dan Christopher Namarika, Health Secretary, Ministry of Health - Lilongwe, Malawi, Dr. K.S Nayak, President GHTA (Global Healthcare Tourism association) and Dr. Gangadharan, Chairman Expert Committee IHTC.

The International Healthcare Tourism Congress (IHTC),returning to Bengaluru this March, hosts 200 influential Delegates who are fromtargeted countries like Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Ivory Coast, Ghana,Mongolia, Vietnam and many more. Representatives from 20 internationalhospitals will be present to arrange collaborations with Indianhospitals. Theevent will feature around 50 speakers from all disciplines sharing theirknowledge and taking part in panel discussions. Delegates to the two-dayconference will include influential policy-makers and bosses from some of thebiggest companies in Indian healthcare. The IHTC'sinfluential delegates will include 30 senior government members, including thehealth ministers of Somalia, Mombasa and Malawi. 

One of thekey highlights of the congress would be the collaboration of Mombasa andMangalore in all aspects of health. Kenya Healthcare Delegation led By MombasaState Health Minister to visit Mangalore for Long Term Collaboration right fromtraining their healthcare professionals to advance treatment to theircitizens.  This strategic agreement would be the first internationalcollaboration of Mangalore Hospitals with Mombasa. 

Healthcare tourism is set to be worth 3,000,000,000USD by 2025, according to a recent survey, and organisers of India's mostcomprehensive healthcare tourism event, the country could be a world leader inthe field. 

The GlobalHealthcare Tourism Association will be launched by its Founder President Dr.K.S. Nayak – GHTA has a vertical focused in academic and continued medicaleducation activities with an explicit mandate to work in the area of heath careEducation, Skill development training, facilitation of Medical tourism, healthcare entrepreneurship and continuing education programs in geographies acrossthe globe that are challenged in providing affordable health care onmultiple fronts

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