The Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, former Commissioner for Health, Lagos state, Dr. Jide Idris and founder of Eye Care Foundation, Dr. Kunle
Hassan, have confirmed that they would be attending Healthcare magazine’s 34th anniversary conference and awards ceremony holding in March at Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Ikeja, Lagos.
While sharing this piece of information with the press in Lagos, the publisher of the magazine and the convener of the conference and awards, Dr. Bola Olaosebikan disclosed that the minister would chair the conference and also make a presentation at the event. Dabiri-Erewa will speak on the role of Nigerians in diaspora on the health sector.
He emphasized that the decision to settle for Ehanire was based on his reputation as a highly respected healthcare professional and an intellectual powerhouse in the Nigerian health sector who would undoubtedly educate the audience on the theme which was deliberately chosen to highlight innovations, technology and effective financing in the all important sector.
Olaosebikan had, in an earlier release, said, “the essence of this anniversary conference and award is to promote excellence and innovations and also address the issue of medical tourism and better funding of Healthcare, promote investment in the sector and to improve the conditions of healthcare workforce across Nigeria, in addition to updating ourselves on developments across the globe on the subject matter of our concern at the conference”
It would be recalled that HEALTHCARE magazine debuted in 1986 with the sole mission of giving comprehensive media coverage to issues, developments, innovations, policies, challenges, peoples and events in Nigeria’s health sector; while expanding the frontiers of knowledge and setting agenda in this all important sector and sphere of our national life.
From then till now, the magazine has served as witness to the fortunes of players and gladiators in the industry and positioned itself as a valuable source of intelligence on the evolution, growth and development of the industry in Nigeria. Indeed, all through this period, we have remained unequivocally an agenda setting medium for all those involved in the business of health management and management of health business in Nigeria.
Also, during this period, the publication recognized some outstanding stakeholders by bestowing our various leadership, recognition and excellence awards on titans like Late Sir Mobolaji Bank-Anthony, Late Chief MKO Abiola, and such living legends as Their Excellencies, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, all former Governors of Lagos State, as well as several deserving healthcare promoting brands, companies, institutions and personalities.
And, as part of activities marking its 34th Anniversary, the organization is organizing a special two-in-one high profile event on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 with a conference having as its theme: “IMPROVING HEALTH IN NIGERIA THROUGH INNOVATIONS, DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY AND EFFECTIVE FINANCING” taking place in the morning and dovetailing into an awards ceremony at the same venue.
Dr. Adeyemi Johnson, the Founder and Chief Medical Director of FCC Healthcare Group who is a distinguished, eminent and erudite professional and healthcare entrepreneur, will deliver the keynote address at the Conference. Other eminent speakers who have been confirmed for the event include Dr. Jide Idris, immediate past Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Dr. Kunle Hasan, Founder, Eyecare Founation Hospital Group, Professor Sambo Mohammed, Executive Secretary of the National Health insurance Scheme, NHIS, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, Executive Secretary of National Primary Healthcare Development Agency.
All of these renowned dignitaries will dissect the topic and provide valuable insights on this germane and contemporary subject while distinguished practitioners, company executives as well as policy makers, regulatory authorities and other invited guests, including the press will be in attendance.
The Honourable Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora and several State Governors will be in attendance.