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Lagos hosts first e-health summit

05 September 2013, 16:42

Lagos - Stakeholders in the local health sector will converge in Lagos next week for the inaugural Nigeria e-Health Conference.

Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, the Minister of Health, is scheduled to officially open the conference, which will run alongside the annual West African Health (WAH) Conference and Exhibition.

The latter will be held between September 10 and 12.

Dr Wale Alabi, WAH Chief Executive Officer (WAH) outlines the objectives of the Nigeria e-Health Conference.

“It aims to improve understanding of current e-Health ecosystem in healthcare in Nigeria-from government and private sector perspectives-and identify key opportunities and constraints in leveraging technology to improve health care delivery in the country,” said Alabi.

Alabi said delegates were expected to draw a blueprint for the private sector-led e-Health in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, local and international experts in health and technology will attend the WAH Conference and Exhibition.

Senior government advisors from Nigeria and Ghana, among other countries have confirmed attendance.

Also in attendance would be leaders from prominent companies such as eTransact, Interswitch Smart Health, Anadach Group, Total Health Trust and Society of Telemedicine in Nigeria.

(WAH) Conference and Exhibition is the biggest yearly meeting and exhibition of the region’s medical fraternity. It aims to resolve the health challenges West African countries face.

Alabi is hopeful this year’s edition would devise strategic frameworks that could change the ways hospitals and health systems in the region are governed and administered.

– CAJ News


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