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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Health Minister leads speakers at 1st Nigeria e-Health Summit

The Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, would on Thursday, September 12, 2013 in Lagos, declare open the 1st Nigeria eHealth Summit.

NaijaAgroNet gathered that the summit which will take place during the 2013 West African Health (WAH) Conference & Exhibition that runs from September 10 to 12, 2013 in Eko Hotel & Suites would be used to brainstorm and strategise on how to develop and invest in this sector.

Dr. Wale Alabi, Chief Executive Officer WAH says some of the objectives are, “to improve understanding of current e-Health ecosystem in healthcare in Nigeria – from government and private sector perspectives; identify key opportunities and constraints in leveraging technology to improve health care delivery in the country.”

Furthermore, it is expected that delegates would come up with a blueprint for the private sector led e-Health in Nigeria.

Expected at the summit are both international and local experts in health and technology. Some of which are; Dr. Baba Adamu, Senior Special Adviser on ICT in the Office of the Vice President of Nigeria; Sam Quarchie, Head ICT, Ghana Health Services; Dr. Okunola Olumide, International Finance Corporation (IFC); Dr. Kelechi Ohiri, Coordinator, NCC Save One Million Lives; Dr. Simpa Dania, CEO/Lead Consultant, Health Informatics; and Dr. Pamela Ajayi, CEO Pathcare.

Also, expected are; Valentine Obi, CEO eTransact; Tunji Ashiru  interswitch Smart Health, Dr. Egbe Osifo-Dawodu, Anadach Group; Dr. Ladi Awosika, Total Health Trust; Dr. Jide Idris, Lagos State Commissioner of Health; Dr. Olumuyi Gbadegbesin, Oyo State Commissioner of Health; Dr. Adebola, President, Society of Telemedicine in Nigeria; etc.

According to Alabi, the forum would hopefully come out with strategic frameworks that could change the ways hospitals and  health systems are governed and administered.   

The West Africa Health expo and conference is the biggest  indigenous annual meeting and exhibition of medical fraternity aimed at resolving some of Nigerian and West African ’s health challenges.

Hosted by Global Projects,Andaach group, and Ajimatics  , it is an international Exhibition focusing on medical equipment, scientific and laboratory instruments, hospital furniture, pharmaceutical products and services.

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Pix: Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu

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