All the movers and shakers in the health sector converged at the 12th DiaForum in Johannesburg, South Africa on Friday 16th of November 2018. The event gathered influential thought leaders in the field, focusing on innovation, diagnostics and sustainable healthcare in Africa. With more than half of the World's 7.3 billion people not receiving adequate healthcare (WHO, 2017), Roche Diagnostics is pioneering Africa in this area.
Advocate Thuli Madonsela was the Chairperson of the event and stated that technologies are being developed every day, in different places, but they are not reaching everyone and the problem is that they then exacerbate existing disadvantages.
This year's Diagnostics Forum explored a number of pertinent topics within the healthcare industry for sub-Saharan Africa and covered three main themes plaguing Africa’s development, namely, Personalized Healthcare, Universal Health Coverage and Anti-microbial resistance.