New Dates - Healthcare forum | 25 April 2017

BHF proudly presents the third edition of The Healthcare Forum on the 09th of June 2017 at BHF offices. The session will be hosted by mentors and business leaders from within and outside the healthcare industry who will share their insights and counsel on burning industry issues, regulation and business challenges, as well as how their own career journeys have evolved. As space is limited, please RSVP via email to Mary Manamela: the 05th June 2017.

BHF CONFERENCE | 5 April 2017

Plans are well underway for the 18th BHF Annual Southern African Conference and we are pleased to invite you to this prestigious event, to be held once again in the beautiful City of Cape Town. This year’s event is scheduled to be held from the 16th-19th July in Cape Town at the International Convention Centre. Entitled; Private Sector embracing Universal Healthcare, the theme for this year is centred around how the private sector can embrace the move towards Universal Healthcare (UHC), focusing on actionable strategies that the sector can start implementing, in preparation for NHI.

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