The U.S.Trade and Development Agency (TDA) is sponsoring
a visit July 21-Aug. 3 by 13 South African health officials and a member of
parliament to help develop a market for U.S. health care equipment, supplies,
and construction services July 21-Aug. 3.
The delegation of doctors, nurses, health care equipment
distributors and other officials will learn about U.S. products and services.
South Africa recently allotted $388 million for its public health care system
and plans to build 600 clinics.
After visiting facilities in Washington D.C., the South
Africans head to Atlanta for the National Medical Association Convention at the
Marriott Marquis to view equipment exhibits and learn advanced medical
techniques.Â The delegates will also visit the Centers for Disease Control, and
Tuskegee University in Alabama and meet with a variety of U.S. firms. The
delegation is scheduled to be in Atlanta July 28-Aug. 3.
“We hope to create mutually beneficial partnerships to
create jobs for Americans as well as improve health services in South Africa,”
said TDA Director J. Joseph Grandmaison.
The delegation includes M.E. Tshabalala, who chairs
Parliament’s Standing Committee on Health, and representatives of MEDUNSA, the
largest black teaching hospital in South Africa, which has a relationship with
the Howard University Medical School in Washington, D.C.
For further information, call Steve Maviglio of TDA at