Turkish business in South Africa
6 May 2015
Ambassador Kaan Esener of Turkey to South Africa hosted a Turkish delegation who participated in the Africa Health 2015 and Automechanika 2015 exhibitions that took place in Gauteng at the beginning of May.
Africa Health is the continent’s largest healthcare exhibition attracting thousands of healthcare professionals, suppliers, manufactures and service providers.
Dr. Rusen Yildrim, Chair of the Health Tourism Business Council (DEiK) in Turkey said he is in no doubt that South Africa has the most developed and advanced medical sector on the continent, but he was also aware of the challenges in healthcare and was here to learn more about the medical needs in Southern Africa.
The delegation’s program in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town included meetings with managers of Netcare and Mediclinic, two of the largest private hospital groups in South Africa, and with senior officials of the South African Ministry of Health. Onsite visits to the Red Cross Children's Hospital and the Christiaan Barnard Hospital were also carried out.
The organisation (DEiK) offers complex and combined treatments and procedures including organ transplants and stem cell treatments. In Africa they have patients mainly from the north, countries like Libya, Tunisia and Egypt.