By Nigar Orujova
A two-day Azerbaijan and Central Asia Healthcare Summit 2014 started in Baku on June 23.
The summit brings together key industry professionals from Azerbaijan and the Central Asia region with the aim to discuss the latest developments in the region's healthcare market.
The governments of Azerbaijan and Central Asia countries have made clear policy decisions to invest in healthcare. The healthcare market is set for massive growth in Azerbaijan, which gave way to huge programs of healthcare investment.
As the Azerbaijan government looks to develop its healthcare industry and provide universal coverage, healthcare spending is expected to rocket through 11 state programs. This creates vast opportunities for international healthcare investors, technology providers and pharmaceutical companies.
The event will be attended by representatives from various health ministries, regulators, hospitals, clinics, medical equipment providers as well as international investors. They will share knowledge and expertise and provide potential for new networking opportunities.
The summit will discuss recent developments in a wide range of healthcare sectors, considering the possibilities of new technologies and examining new government initiatives and reforms.
Moreover, the summit will include extensive presentations and panel discussions that will allow engaging in debate and allow for productive networking and partnerships.