Business Sweden in cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden in Algeria organises an Swedish Algerian forum for efficient health care focusing on cancer management and infection control.
The purpose of the Algerian Swedish conference is to
- Increase awareness and visibility of Swedish products and solutions among care providers, key opinion leaders, and decision makers in Algeria
- Strengthen relations and exchange experiences between Algeria and Sweden regarding challenges and solutions within cancer management and infection control
- Create a platform for inspiration and concrete outcome to further strengthen “Sweden Inc.“
- Capitalize on the presence of Swedish companies at the Algerian market, to introduce other, innovative companies with focus on or related to health science or the biomedical industry
Cancer Management Algeria – A National Priority
Cancer is the third most common cause of death in Algeria. Each year, 44,000 new cases of cancer are reported in the country. 28,000 of those patients are in need of therapy, but today only 8,000 can access it. According to the 2010-2014 investment plan, €6.1 billion was allocated to the health sector, this amount should cover the realization of 172 hospitals, 45 specialized health complexes, 377 polyclinics, 1000 treatment rooms and 17 paramedic training schools. In its 2013-2014 action program, the government declared the fight against non-communicable diseases a national priority.
The Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform (MSPRH) has budgeted €211.9 million for cancer treatment in 2012 and has set a priority to improve access to services for patients, especially in the most remote areas. The Ministry aims to increase the number of anti-cancer centres from 4 to 22 by 2014 and open a diagnostic centre in each Wilaya (province) and each Daira (district).
The fight against nosocomial infections – Focus on operational objetctives
The prevalence rate of hospital-acquired infection nosocomial infections in Algeria varies between 12 and 15%. A national program against nosocomial infections has been launched, and aims to implement methods in terms of surveillance and data collection as well as to define indicators to measure the efficiency of infection prevention and infection control on a local and national level. The objectives of the program also include standardizing best practices in hospital hygiene, through training of practitioners.
For more information
Carl Robert Borgenstierna
Business Sweden in Algiers
T: +213 21 546 778
Business Sweden in Casablanca
T: +212 522 36 25 10