Exhibitors & Sponsors

The Annual BHF Southern African Conferences will offer your organisation an opportunity to be directly involved by means of sponsorship and exhibiting. Please contact Mary Manamela on 011 537 0270 or email her on marym@bhfglobal.com for more information.

Platinum Sponsors

Is an innovative specialist medical scheme administrator and managed care provider focusing on the corporate medical scheme market. Over the ensuing 42 years, Medscheme has become the largest health risk management and third largest health administration provider in Southern Africa.

Driven by AfroCentric Health’s vision, Medscheme has consistently delivered innovative, affordable health risk management and medical scheme administration solutions. These solutions focus on achieving sustainability through effective health risk management, complemented by careful management of costs and a relentless drive for operational efficiency.

The company’s unmatched combination of client-centricity and expertise is founded on proven excellence in corporate governance, world-class information technology and health risk management.

Contact number: 011 671 2000


AfroCentric Investment Corporation Limited (“AfroCentric”) is a black-owned investment holding company which is substantially invested in healthcare. AfroCentric was established in 2008 and is listed in the healthcare sector on the JSE.

Through its operating subsidiaries, AfroCentric provides health administration and health risk management solutions to the healthcare funding industry. In addition, AfroCentric provides a range of complementary services to its traditional medical scheme clients as well as a portfolio of healthcare-related enterprises. These services include IT solutions, transactional switching and specialised disease management.

Contact number: 011 671 2000


Everybody is looking for an intelligent healthcare solution that delivers.
Now you can have it all – fresh ideas, innovation, originality and service excellence.
 Everything you would possibly expect from a dynamic company with a proud track record and a reputation for delivering results.

Touching the lives of up to 10 million people a year, some beyond the borders of our country, Universal Healthcare is South Africa’s fastest growing, leading edge healthcare brand.

Our services include the administration of open and closed medical schemes, managed care, provider networks, corporate health and wellness, and loyalty programmes. We also provide corporate health products and services, occupational health and wellness solutions, local and international healthcare insurance, as well as healthcare-related IT, payment and switching solutions.

Renowned for its winning culture and pioneering role in the healthcare management industry, Universal Healthcare and the medical schemes under its administration continue to outperform competitors with impressive benefits offering unmatched value.

We’ve perfected the balance between quality, access, excellence of care and cost efficiency for over four decades. That is why we are there for you, every step of the way.

Tel: 011 208 1000


The CDE is a Private Registered Managed Care Organisation, which has pioneered comprehensive, person-centred and evidence-based diabetes care for over 25 years through its Managed Care Programme. Kleoss Capital, a 100% black owned and managed investment manager with a Level 1 Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (‘B-BBEE’) accreditation is the majority shareholder in the CDE.

The CDE Programme is founded on innovative risk-sharing and value-based reimbursement models, allowing Members to receive the necessary healthcare, whilst containing cost-exposure to Funding partners. In partnership with many medical aid schemes, the CDE provides an individualised, interdisciplinary approach to the management of diabetes and associated cardiovascular risks. We focus on helping our Funding Partners to provide their Members with the tools and services to attain and maintain optimum wellness and prevent or delay any potential diabetes-related complications. Our specialised healthcare professional teams focus not only on the physical and medical aspects of care and risks, but also on the social, emotional and spiritual dimensions of each Member’s journey.

The CDE has achieved recognition worldwide for its commitment to research, leadership and teaching, and its innovative approaches to team-based care, technologies and pharmacotherapy.

Tel: 011 053-4400 

A division within the health solutions environment of MMI Holdings, Metropolitan Health’s key strategic focus is to achieve financial wellness for public sector communities by enabling and delivering sustainable integrated outcomes-based healthcare solutions as a transformed organisation.

Metropolitan Health looks after the administration of the Government Employees Medical Scheme and provides wellness services to a number of clients, covering over 1.8 million lives.

Through its strategic relations with key industry bodies and players, Metropolitan Health is actively involved in crafting the future of health in South Africa by playing a pivotal role in South Africa’s health reforms and contributing meaningfully to development and implementation of NHI and universal health coverage.

The ability to integrate with and leverage efficiencies in the broader MMI Holdings environment ensures that Metropolitan Health not only provides value for money but also keeps abreast of the latest developments in the industry and abroad.

Tel: 021 480 4511


No longer can schemes rely on coding systems to prevent fraud as any coding system is as effective as its weakest link. Coding systems that solely rely on a provider’s input are no longer effective mechanisms to prevent fraudulent claiming.

PPN has developed its own coding system that has been in place now for 24 years and is available on all practice management software systems for providers. The PPN coding system that builds our optical benefit is identical for each and every Medical aid.

In addition PPN has developed the most sophisticated fraud controls in the optical market.

Tel: 041 506 5900


IT platforms provided for clinical information management, pharmaceutical care management, integration of dispensing, primary care and practice management as well as wellness modules, integration (including switching) between healthcare stakeholders and healthcare providers.

Allegra is a tech-based contributor to the medical sector that empowers healthcare communities by providing access to information that enhances total personified healthcare.

Allegra has a complete personified care philosophy; our software gives you a full view of an individual’s health record. We understand that you are a critical part of a bigger healthcare ecosystem, and Allegra aims to provide you with accurate information pertaining to an individual’s health and wellness.

Tel: 086 010 9103


Optimised, cost-effective, functional rehabilitation provided by DBC (Documentation Based Care) ‒ an individualised evidence-based multidisciplinary treatment approach to manage musculoskeletal disorders. License holder Klinikka provides equipment, maintenance and administration services to musculoskeletal treatment centres in South Africa.

Tel: 011 758 8052


A comprehensive range of ICT-related services is provided to support healthcare businesses including innovative technology solutions, integrated medical scheme administration and health risk management systems (eg catering for complex governance requirements to more streamlined requirements), healthcare management systems for those affected by specialised diseases, network connectivity, outsourced technology solutions and data warehousing.

Tel: 011 671 2000


National courier pharmacy with a vast delivery network in both urban and rural areas offering affordable, convenient, reliable and safe delivery of prescribed chronic medication – from private individuals to medical scheme members and beneficiaries of public healthcare sector programmes (CCMDD).

Tel: 086 002 7800


Screening services – Arrangement of wellness days/events, personal health assessments, online screening, e.g. mental health and TB questions-based screening, HIV counselling and testing (HCT) services, breast examinations for women, PSA screenings for males above 40, eye screening, dental screening and flu vaccinations.

Tel: 010 007 2236 


Aid for AIDS was launched in 1998 and has since expanded its services across Africa. With our modular treatment programmes we’ve been able to take on clients of all sizes, in all business sectors, locally and internationally. We are the most experienced, knowledgeable and furthest-reaching HIV/AIDS management partner, ensuring members have access to the best care throughout their life. We also play a leading role in collaborating with and participating in government-led task teams involved in HIV/AIDS projects.

Our approach is to act as a care-coordinator between the funder, doctors, pathology labs, pharmacies and patients. Supported by a team of world-respected clinicians in the field, we enable the optimal care of patients with an end-to-end solution, backed by a custom IT system that has become the gold standard in HIV disease management.

Our programmes understand the needs of patients and equip them with the treatment and tools to lead normal, fulfilled lives.

Tel: 0860 100 6460


As medical administrator we are primed to improve people’s lives by bringing them innovative and affordable healthcare solutions. This outlook has ensured we deliver value to our current and potential member schemes. We balance our vast industry experience and rich heritage with technological innovation that helps clients better connect with their business through holistic managed healthcare and medical administration.
Tel: 011 353 000

Gold Sponsors

Batsumi Claims Management Solutions has been providing third party and supply claims administrative services to the medical schemes and public health sector since 1995.

Our company purpose: “To assist our clients in creating equitable, sustainable, quality healthcare for all, in the quest for excellence in healthcare service.” This is achieved through the integration and balancing of the diverse needs of all stakeholders including the communities we serve.

Our services include comprehensive MVA & IOD claims administration and risk management services. Focusing on maximizing the recovery of costs incurred by our clients, in an effort to reduce financial shortfalls resulting from MVA & IOD-related claims.

This is achieved through the use of dynamic claim processing technology, which facilitates effective and swift submission of claims against the Road Accident Fund and the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases.

As a leader in the industry, Batsumi has expertise and skills to develop effective processes unique to every client and is committed to continuous process improvement to achieve best practice, increased productivity and render a high quality service to all its clients.

Our focused approach to payments and reconciliations provides us with the capability to proactively deal with any billing discrepancy swiftly and effectively.

Batsumi taking the hassle out of the claims.

Tel: 012 431 9709


Insight is the leading provider of independent actuarial advice and analytics services in the local healthcare market. Our advanced toolset continues to grow and evolve to assist funders and providers make sense of their healthcare data. We continue to invest in our people and technology to deliver solutions to our clients including funder-provider monitoring and contracting, quality of care measurement, class leading business intelligence services and detailed risk, demographic and geographic analysis services. 

Tel: +27 11 541 0900 


GEMS was specifically established to meet the healthcare needs of government employees. As a scheme GEMS offers five excellent healthcare benefit options: Sapphire, Beryl, Ruby, Emerald Value, Emerald and Onyx. Our goal is to help public service employees and their families get the best possible healthcare at the most affordable rate. 

Our mission is to provide all members with equitable access to affordable and comprehensive healthcare, thus promoting member wellbeing. Our vision is that we become an excellent, sustainable and effective medical scheme that drives transformation in the healthcare industry, aligned with the principles of universal healthcare coverage

Call Centre: 0860 00 4367


Medipost is South Africa’s largest courier pharmacy with a 27 year successful track record in the dispensing and delivery of medication. Medipost specialises in seamless take-on processes and delivery of chronic, HIV, oncology and other speciality medication to any destination in South Africa. We are proud to serve both the medical scheme/private industry as well as NHI chronic patients. 

Medipost’s technological advancements have set us apart from the rest of the industry and services are provided in all 11 official languages. Pharmacy personnel are trained in the scheme/client reimbursement rules, and can assist patients in understanding and following the authorization process in order to obtain their medication from the correct benefit.

As part of Medipost’s patient-centric service offering, we provide personal telephonic clinical consultations through our friendly and qualified pharmacists and pharmacists’ assistants. Delivery is free of charge to your destination of choice.

Tel: 012 426 4007


IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, provides a trusted environment enabling citizens and consumers alike to perform their daily critical activities (such as pay, connect, travel and vote), in the physical as well as digital space.

Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, an identity that ensures privacy and trust and guarantees secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect one of our greatest assets – our identity –  whether for individuals or for objects, whenever and wherever security matters. We provide Augmented Identity for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Public Security and IoT sectors.

With 13,000 employees around the world, IDEMIA serves clients in 180 countries.

Silver Sponsors

As the largest retail pharmacy chain in SA, Clicks is a key service provider to the medical scheme industry and their members. Clicks plays the role of a dispensary providing acute & chronic medicine, & a primary healthcare provider through a network of over 200 Clicks Clinics. It is imperative that Clicks demonstrates to the industry in a clear manner how we are driving the national healthcare agenda of services for all through affordability, access, accountability, & professionalism, and looking towards the future of patient-centred healthcare.

Tel: 0860 254 257


Bronze Sponsors

Africa’s undisputed leader in providing modern ICT business solutions to the insurance sector. 2Cana Solutions brings broad experience and deep technical expertise to clients in healthcare funding, administration, managed care, disease management and life and general insurance.

2CANA’s clients in the insurance sector include Bestmed Medical Scheme, Momentum Health, Swazimed, Private Health Administrators, TopMed Medical Scheme, First Mutual Health, Alliance-Midmed, Hollard Insurance Company, Bryte Insurance Company, Old Mutual and Cellmed Health.

Our flagship solution, HiP: Holistic Insurance Platform, provides a complete TPA or self-administered solution for health and general or short-term insurance products. The HiP solution enables you to dynamically and rapidly adapt to the changing market conditions and compliance requirements with innovative products and superior service levels.

Tel: 031 583 3200


Ramaph provides robust solutions that offer optimum value in the health care market.

Hospicheq is a hospital claims adjudication and verification system with unique clinical rules and expertise built in. Able to identify Fraud, Waste and Abuse timeously while ensuring the hospital claims are billed appropriately.

Tel: 012 666 7571


Life Healthcare, a private hospital group, offers access to specialist focused, multi-disciplinary hospital and related healthcare services. With a focus on quality and clinical excellence – we place our patients at the centre of care. We operate 64 facilities in southern Africa; Alliance Medical across the United Kingdom, Italy and Ireland; Scanmed S.A. in Poland and a joint venture with Max Healthcare in India.

Tel: 011 219 9000


The Day Hospital Association (DHA) is an umbrella non-profit organisation that represent 45 registered private day hospitals in South Africa.  Individually these day hospitals offer distinct comfort and cost advantages to patients and funders. A cost-effective and convenient alternative for same day surgical procedures.

 Tel: 012-942-9517


Dental Risk Company is a leader in dental managed care services with a network over 2200 signed and privately practicing practitioners. Our providers currently service 80% of our 1.2 million lives under administration. Receive excellent client service with DRC as your smile is our priority!

Tel: 012 741 5101

Learn more about us at www.dentalrisk.com 

THE African healthcare actuarial firm. Delivering true tangible consulting value & the analytical tools of the future. Call or SMS us to arrange a coffee in-between the conference sessions. It will be great to meet you and find out more about your business.

Tel: +27 82 698 3396


The ClaytonCare Group is an innovation healthcare services provider that provides centres of excellent for early rehabilitation of the medically complex, ventilated patient and the post-surgery recovery patient. Our hospitals have accredited High Care and ICU facilities to provide equivalent nursing and medical care to our patients. Our multi-disciplinary approach is in line with the vision of healthcare funders as they endeavour to manage escalating healthcare costs, while trying to ensure optimum outcomes for patients. Post-acute care is a cornerstone of the treatment pathway in the journey from the acute hospital to home.



As a specialised managed care company DENIS harnesses its expertise to navigate the complexity of the dental discipline. We provide our medical scheme clients with a world-class dental managed care programme and deliver innovations that enhance their dental offering to 3.2 million lives whilst ensuring sustainability for the medical schemes. Our range of services include dental claims assessing & comprehensive claims managed care, data analytics & fraud detection, network management and pre-authorisation services.
Tel: +27 21 528 5300

National Hospital Network (NHN) is a network for independently owned private hospitals. NHN coordinates and provides resources to its members to assist them in achieving efficient and effectively managed patient servicing and input costs that are competitive in the marketplace. NHN has 213 members, including Hospitals, Day Clinics, Psychiatric, Ophthalmology, Sub-Acute and Rehabilitation Facilities.

Tel: +27 11 268 6063


Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal (TIKZN) is a South African trade and inward investment promotion agency, established to promote the province of KwaZulu-Natal as an investment destination and to facilitate trade and by assisting local companies to access international markets. The organisation identifies, develops and packages investment opportunities in KwaZulu-Natal; provides a professional investment promotion services to all clientele; brands and markets KwaZulu-Natal as an investment destination; retains and expands trade and export activities and links opportunities to the developmental needs of the KwaZulu-Natal community.

Tel: +27 31 368 9600


The Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC) is an independent body established in terms of the National Health Amendment Act No. 12 of 2013 to protect and promote the health and safety of users of health services. 
The Health Ombud is located within the OHSC and is mandated to protect and promote the health and safety of users of health services by considering, investigating and disposing of complaints in the national health system (private and public health establishments) relating to non-compliance with prescribed norms and standards.
Tel: 080 911 6472

Thirty years on, Hosmed Medical Scheme continues to provide quality and affordable healthcare; still embodying the vision to Care for Life.

Tel: 0860 00 0048


ICPA is an organisation that provides independent community pharmacies with a collective strength and a coherent voice that is heard by government, medical schemes, pharmaceutical suppliers and, importantly, the consumer. ICPA represents a large pool of professionals in the healthcare sector with over 1000 pharmacies, about 2500 pharmacists and 20 000 supportive healthcare personnel spread across metropolitan, urban and rural South Africa. The objective of ICPA is to assist and support its members in securing a sustainable and successful future as independent, owner-managed pharmacies. In addition to this, ICPA strives to foster an understanding of the role that independent pharmacies play in delivering important healthcare services to the communities that they serve.

The advent of information and communication technology has ostensibly altered life experience as we know it throughout the world.

Mobile technology has provided to this platform a projection that is hitherto unprecedented in availability, affordability, ease of use and adaptability. No part of living as we have experienced and are experiencing is untouched by technology and of late the mobile phone. We are convinced that the expedient and smart use of mobile technology in health service has the real impact of addressing challenges like access into the health service continuum, whilst providing secure and easy mechanisms for payment that is guaranteed, real-time and reliable.

It is with this approach that we proudly present the Prior solutions to RSA and the World.

Tel: 011 702 3328


Khula Clinical Care Services is a disease management organization. Owned and managed by passionate clinicians with a nationwide clinical footprint that extends from specialists, laboratories and pharmacies. Khula takes pride in enriching the quality of each members lives and through them ; their families

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of diseases in three therapeutic areas – respiratory & autoimmunity, cardiovascular & metabolic disease and oncology. The company is also active in inflammation, infection and neuroscience through numerous collaborations. AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

Tel: 011 797 6000


Old Mutual Wealth is a fully integrated, advice-led wealth management business. It partners with leading financial planners to assist clients in reaching their financial goals. This is achieved through a tailored financial plan centred on clients’ unique investment objectives, goals and aspirations, to build a lasting financial legacy.

Tel: 021 524 4400


HaloCare provides comprehensive disease management services to funder beneficiaries or employees living with Diabetes Mellitus and / or HIV/AIDS.

HaloCare is a subsidiary of Mediscor PBM and is fully accredited by the Council for Medical Schemes as a managed care organisation.


Allergan is a global pharmaceutical company. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceuticals, devices and biologic products for patients around the world, marketing a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, and urology therapeutic categories.

Tel: 011 545 6600


Alignd offers comprehensive financing solutions for the optimal care of patients. Our approach aligns the incentives of patients, providers and schemes to deliver patient-centred, value-based healthcare. Our solutions bring together multiple components (benefit design, provider networks, patient support, data analytics and value-based payment mechanisms) into a coherent and mutually-reinforcing framework.

Medical Reviews International is a provider of independent medical reviews and utilization management services. In parallel to managed care providers, MedRev services are focused on medical necessity of claims and identifying all medically inappropriate cases. Operating a large international specialists’ network in all medical areas and an advanced online management and analytics technology, MedRev helps clients reducing claims costs significantly whilst improving healthcare quality.


A Health Economic analysis by an independent healthcare consultancy has demonstrated that the Aptima mRNA HR-HPV Assay could save an estimated £11.3 million by averting 25,236 unnecessary colposcopies, 57,758 unnecessary HR-HPV assays and 171,306 cytology tests when compared to DNA assays in the English HPV primary cervical screening programme.

Tel: 011 804 4004


SA Home Care offers Doctor-led multidisciplinary homecare services to patients with advanced illnesses by facilitating continuity of care to patients in the comfort and privacy of their own homes in all the major centres in South Africa.

SA Homecare’s modus operandi is to work in tandem with the Doctors and Medical schemes to achieve patient satisfaction and enhance healthcare outcomes, whilst simultaneously reducing the cost of healthcare; our patient-focused intervention has resulted in a reduction of healthcare costs by up to 35%.  

Furthermore, given the cumulative experience of our core team, we are well positioned to advise medical administrators how to unlock the value of homecare services for their schemes and members.

Tel: +27 71 640 2661


Transpharm(Pty)Ltd is one of South Africa’s largest pharmaceutical wholesalers and distributors. Our philosophy: wider range, better prices and quicker deliveries

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.


With more than 25 years’ experience, Agility’s unique healthcare risk management solutions, fully integrated administration services and state-of-the-art technology platforms quickly saw it grow from niche, national company to global powerhouse. Combined with its fully integrated financial services, wellbeing and rewards offering, Agility doesn’t play the game. We’re changing it.

Partnership Sponsors

The Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) promotes vibrant & affordable healthcare cover for all.  It ensures protection for medical scheme members and informs them of their rights. Furthermore, the CMS keeps an eye on medical schemes’ financial performance and ensures their compliance with the Medical Schemes Act of 1998.

Tel: 0861 123 267


The HPCSA guides and regulates the health professions in SA in aspects pertaining to registration, education and training, professional conduct and ethical behaviour, ensuring continuing professional development, and fostering compliance with healthcare standards. All individuals who practise any of the health care professions are obliged by the Health Professions Act No. 56 of 1974 to register with the Council.

Tel: 012 338 9300/1


AfricaBio is a non-political, non-profit biotechnology association established in 1999 for the safe, ethical and responsible research, development and application of biotechnology and its products. The association also serves as a forum for informed dialogue on biotechnology and biosafety issues in South Africa and the rest of the continent.  AfricaBio represents all sectors within South Africa involved with, or with an interest in, all aspects of biotechnology, from end-users, retailers, producers to exporters, and technology developers in the private and public sector. AfricaBio’s objectives are to keep key biotechnology stakeholders informed with factual information on biotechnology and biosafety and to disseminate this information to the media, policy makers and the general public.

Tel: 012 844 0126


The South African Medical Association (SAMA) is a non-statutory, professional association for public and private sector medical practitioners. It functions as a non-profit company registered in terms of the Companies Act as well as a Public Sector registered entity in terms of the Labour Relations Act.

Tel: 012 481 2000


Africa is growing, and it’s growing rapidly. Over the last 20 years, Africa’s population has increased by 2.5% every year and is expected to rise to 2.4 billion by 2050 whilst bearing 25% of the global disease burden and is served by merely 2% of the world’s healthcare workforce. The increasing disease burden has become cause for concern to policy makers and has prompted the African Union Ministers of Health to harmonize all the existing health strategies by drawing the Africa Health Strategy (AHS) under Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want and provides a strategic direction to Africa’s efforts in creating better health for all.

With this backdrop, the 4th edition of the Africa Health Business Symposium (AHBS) will be a key platform to discuss “INTEGRATING AFRICA: BRIDGING THE HEALTH GAP” with focus on how the private health sector can bridge the gap towards achieving the AHS:

  • Robust frameworks, policies and governance
  • Integration of the private sector

Africa Health Business is an African health consultancy with the aim of changing the business of health across Africa. We provide specialised knowledge, expertise and support, allowing our partners to operate effectively and make sound decisions in today’s rapidly evolving health sector. We use our strengths to develop public-private partnerships, private-private partnerships and partnerships between development partners and the public and private sectors. Our team includes experts with direct experience working with the public and private health sectors, civil society, academia and development agencies. We are committed to co-creating tailored local solutions with the potential to change the trajectory of health across the African continent through specialised knowledge, expertise and support. 

Tel: +254 704 835 926



ISQua is a member-based, not-for-profit community and organisation. Our aim is to inspire and empower people to be patient safety and quality improvement advocates. ISQua’s conference’s cover the topics that matter most to the healthcare industry and also shows how they can best impact and improve healthcare safety and quality.