Guest Contributor | Feb 27, 2024 | 0
Esperance Luvindao features as speaker at Africa’s leading public health conference
Medical practitioner Dr Esperance Luvindao, the Founder of MENGA Healthcare Technology, is a speaker at the 3rd International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA) in Lusaka, Zambia.
This high-profile medical conference runs from 27 November to 30 November under the theme “Breaking Barriers: Repositioning Africa in the Global Health Architecture.”
Among the delegates are HE Hakainde Hichilema, the President of Zambia; Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization; HE Dr Jean Kaseya, Director of the Africa CDC; and the Namibian Prime Minister, Right Honourable Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, as well as other global leaders and heads of states.
Representing Namibia, Luvindao will focus on the influence of technology in shaping the healthcare sector. Her presentation, titled “Developing the digital health workforce,” will leverage her extensive experience in healthcare.
Expressing her anticipation for the conference discussions, Dr Luvindao emphasized the urgency of removing outdated health policies that hinder the adoption of life-saving technologies in Africa. “The imperative for policy reform to embrace digital health innovations will be highlighted during the conference. I will introduce a groundbreaking telemedicine product called ‘Menga,’ to address critical gaps in African health systems.”
Moreover, Luvindao advocates for African governments to establish health innovation departments within their health ministries. This proactive step, in her view, will prepare the continent for the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into the healthcare sector. She also stresses the necessity of capacity building and the establishment of an internationally recognized regulatory body overseeing healthcare innovations.
Luvindao’s involvement at CPHIA 2023 signifies a significant stride in advancing digital health solutions and bolstering Africa’s standing in global healthcare. This follows her invitation to speak at the world’s Largest Healthcare Technology Conference in Dubai in 2022, where she discussed pivotal matters concerning the advancement of telemedicine in Africa.