The 12th ordinary session of the EAC Council of Ministers (2006) approved the annual East African Health and Scientific Conference & International Health Exhibition and Trade Fair (EAHSC) to be convened in East Africa and hosted on a rotational basis by the EAC Partner States through their respective National Ministries responsible for EAC Affairs, Ministries responsible for Health, and other relevant  and in close collaboration with regional and international health-related NGOs, civil society individuals and stakeholders.

The EAHSC contributes towards strengthening regional cooperation in health in line with Article 118 of the Treaty for the establishment of EAC as well as other relevant provisions of the EAC Common Market Protocol. Also, it enhances the ideals of the EAC, which is free movement of People, Services and Goods.

Since 2007, six EAHSC have been organized as follows;

28th - 30th March 2007


26th - 28th March 2008


25th - 27th March 2009


27th - 29th March 2013


25th - 27th March 2015


29th - 31st March 2017


27th - 29th March 2019

Tanzania-Dar es Salaam