CAPE TOWN, South Africa, July 21 --

Adverse economic conditions, the rising cost of healthcare and decreased donor
funding to sub-Saharan Africa are posing major challenges to the medical imaging
markets in many countries in the region. Price sensitivity and competition in
these markets are expected to increase due to the current financial constraints
faced by many healthcare institutions.


Manufacturers of medical imaging devices are currently facing many challenges
in the region due to the lack of funding available for radiology and the limited
number of radiologists, says Frost Sullivan healthcare analyst Jolize Gerber.
However, growth in the private sector and adoption of new technologies will
present opportunities.

To offer decision makers a comprehensive overview of the East and West African
medical imaging markets, the healthcare group at Frost Sullivan will be hosting
an online analyst briefing on Wednesday 29 July 2009 at 2:00 pm BST/ 3:00pm CAT.

The briefing will provide an overview of the challenges faced by medical
imaging suppliers within key East and West African countries and highlight the
opportunities available to manufacturers and suppliers. It will also offer a
comparison of the market sizes, expected growth rates and current and future
trends within these markets.

The discussion will benefit medical imaging equipment manufacturers and
distributors, by discussing emerging trends and providing forward projections
for the medical imaging markets in East and West Africa.

To participate, please email Patrick Cairns at with
the following information: your full name, company name, title, telephone
number, e-mail, address, city and country. Upon receipt of the above
information, a registration link will be e-mailed to you. You may also register
to receive a recorded version of the briefing at anytime by submitting the
aforementioned contact details.

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