HFN Healthcare Leadership Conference

Theme: Igniting change: Mobilising healthcare in West Africa for a sustainable future

Tuesday, 26 September 2023
11:00 am | Conference Area -  Hall 4 

17 - 19 April 2024

Landmark Centre, Lagos, Nigeria

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Tuesday, 26 September 2023


11:00 | Opening Remarks
            Dr Pamela Ajayi, President, Healthcare Federation of Nigeria (HFN), Lagos, Nigeria      

11:15 | Welcome and Introductions of Speakers and Conference Overview

Session 1

11:30 | Opening Keynote: Igniting change: Mobilising healthcare in West Africa for a sustainable future
            Dr Salma Anas, Special Adviser to President of Nigeria on Health      

12:15 | Universal Health Coverage (UHC): A practical and financially viable approach
            • Dr Mamessile Aklah, Director General, Central Purchasing Agency for Essential Generic Medicines (CAMEG), Togo
            • Dr Olumide Okunola
, Program Lead for the Nigeria program, Health in Africa Initiative (HiA) and SeniorHealth Specialist at the International                Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group

12:55 | Q&A

13:10 | Goodwill messages

13:30 | Panel Discussion: The Business of healthcare - Public and Private integration, making it work

            Dr Richardson Ajayi, Executive Vice Chairman, Bridge Clinic

            Njide Ndili, Country Director, PharmAccess Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria

            • Dr Emmanuella Zamba, Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Health Management Agency, (LASHMA) Lagos, Nigeria
            • Dr Jennifer Anyanti,
Deputy Managing Director for Society for Family Health
            • Prof. Chimezie Anyakora
, CEO, Bloom Public Health, Abuja, Nigeria
            • Prof. Ahmed Ahidjo,
Chief Medical Director, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital

14:15 | Lunch break | Exhibition visit

Session 2

15:15 | Innovations around Africa (video)

15:30 | Panel discussion: Creating an enabling environment to thrive in West Africa

            Irene Nwaukwa, Managing Director, INC Consulting Africa, Nigeria

            • Dr Chibuzo Opara, Co-founder and CEO, DrugStoc, Nigeria
            • Debo Adulana, Chief Innovation Officer, Evercare, Nigeria
            • Isaac Nkrumah, Managing Director, Medrx Solutions Limited, Accra, Ghana
            • Rory Assandey, Founder, La Ruche Health, Abidjan, Cote D’ivore

16:15 | Conclusion and Thanks

16:30 | End of Conference