23- 24 January 2014/ Visit of Mr Abdelmalek Boudiaf, Minister for Health, Population and Hospital Reform
Mr Abdelmalek Boudiaf, Minister for Health, Population and Hospital Reform, paid a visit to the United Kingdom on 23rd and 24th January.
Mr Boudiaf had discussions with Mrs Jane Ellison, British Minister of Public Health, with whom he examined ways to develop the bilateral cooperation in the field of health.
At 10 Downing Street, he expressed his wish to Mr Christopher Lockwood, adviser of the British Prime Minister, to see British firms being more proactive in Algeria.
The Minister also met, at the UK Trade & Investment, Mr Howard Lyons, Chairman of Healthcare UK, who briefed him on the latter and on the British model of health based on prevention.
Mr Boudiaf visited Saint Mary’s Hospital in London where a presentation was delivered on the health policy in the United Kingdom and its future plans, as well as on the latest surgical innovations, especially the introduction of robotics as support to human intervention.
Lord Risby, Special Envoy to Algeria for Economic Partnership, hosted a lunch in honour of Mr Abdelmalek Boudiaf at the House of Lords. Whereas H.E Amar Abba, Ambassador of Algeria, hosted a reception at the Algerian Embassy for the Minister to which several British and Algerian businessmen interested in health industry were invited.
Mr Abdelmalek Boudiaf presented, upon all these gatherings, the programme of the Algerian government on the development of the health sector and more specifically the achievement of medical infrastructures and the fight against certain diseases like cancer.