Africa Focus – October 2014

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Adams & Adams Africa Focus – our quarterly publication produced exclusively for our valued clients, partners and team members. The over-arching theme for this edition is ‘Healthcare in Africa’ and the shift in global attention towards the continent’s recent Ebola outbreak.

Beginning with our usual updates section, we examine developments such as the recent US-Africa Leaders Summit which saw US$ 33 billion in pledges toward economic growth in Africa, the launch of the recent Pan-African programme by the EU, which is set to finance projects for greater mobility in Africa and provide new opportunities for EU-Africa cooperation, and Liquid Telecom’s US$ 200 million raised for expansion into Eastern, Central and Southern Africa.

The featured article for this edition analyses the impacts of the Ebola outbreak, specifically on the agriculture, mining and tourism sectors. The article examines the various responses to the outbreak, which have largely concentrated on the rate of new infections and the number of casualties, but have overlooked the impacts of restrictions on cross-border movement.

The ‘Sector in Focus’ for this edition explores public healthcare in Africa, and this is followed by an informative topical interview with CAI health specialist, Dr. Abdul Elgoni. Healthcare issues raised in the discussion include innovation in solutions, developments in government policies, preventing communicable diseases, donor funding in the system, the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the Ebola outbreak and the role of the private sector in providing support for improving the continent’s healthcare system.

We also review the recently concluded Africa Oil & Gas Expo, which saw the largest gathering of oil and gas professionals in Africa, and preview the upcoming 6th Public Private Partnership Africa to be held in November with a focus on debating the promotion and implementation of successful PPPs. This edition also includes our usual features of the Adams & Adams insights and event picks for the upcoming quarter.

Download Africa Focus October 2014

  • Featured Article
    The Economic Impact of Ebola in West Africa
  • Sector in Focus
    African Healthcare: Major Challenges Require New and Innovative Solutions
  • An Interview with Dr Abdul Elgoni
    The State of Africa’s Healthcare Sector