Celebrating African leadership in healthcare

Join Sven Byl for ‘Lunch with our Leaders’ on LinkedIn

Picture (Device Independent Bitmap) 3These are exciting times for healthcare. Emerging economies around the world are focussed on innovation and developing new business models for the sector, with governments in Africa working towards Universal Health Coverage for their populations. What are the benefits and challenges to be expected from this?

Sven Byl, Partner and Head of Healthcare, KPMG in Africa will be our guest on ‘Lunch with Our Leaders’ on Thursday 20th of March to discuss on Africa’s efforts towards affordable universal health coverage.

Sven is an expert in areas including performance improvement, strategic reconfiguration, commissioning, mergers and acquisitions and senior stakeholder management for healthcare and public sector clients. He often works closely with clients to develop opportunities in health system collaboration, and implement new organisational strategies.

Recently, Sven served as KPMG’s Global Executive Director (for the International network of KPMG) where he advised government officials, public and private providers and payers on healthcare reform, innovation, regulatory policy, quality and patient outcomes. He is a highly sought after advisor to payers and providers alike; his work has brought him to over 30 countries advising first-hand on health system reform, with a special emphasis on developing economies.

Low-cost, high-quality African healthcare; how feasible?

Based on the insights of 75 healthcare leaders from around the world, KPMG believes there are six key areas emerging health systems must focus on in order to keep costs down without compromising on quality:

  • People – redesign roles, processes and training to ensure staff are operating at the full extent of their license and training;
  • Pathways – separate complex and routine work, identify bottlenecks, and move away from ‘batching’ treatments;
  • Standardisation – demonstrate strong commercial discipline to get the most out of pharmaceutical and equipment purchasing;
  • Environment – focus on the use of flexible, future-proof, energy-efficient buildings;
  • Technology – use technology such as smartphones, point-of-care testing and portable diagnostics to bring services and decision-making closer to patients;
  • Governance – create management structures that empower frontline staff and encourage experimentation.

Join us, ask your questions and post your comments as it relates to African healthcare. We look forward to you joining the discussion with Sven on Thursday. Where: Lunch with our Leader on LinkedIn
Time: 14:00 to 15:00 (CAT)
When: Thursday, 20 March 2014

We look forward to ‘meeting’ you there!

Should in case you can’t join us for that hour and you have a question, simply send it in an email to projectafrica@kpmg.com and we’ll help ensure the question is posted on your behalf.

David Okwara

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