Health Care Federation of Nigeria

At the Africa Health Summit  The African continent – one of the richest in natural endowments – has experienced significant economic achievements within the past decade. This is as a result of the investment boom splattered across the landscape of the continent. Resultant of the foregoing, the healthcare industry in Sub-Saharan Africa has seen significant growth due to the introduction of new technologies with forecasted market value of 35 billion dollars by 2016. This has opened new vistas for healthcare development riding on the back of domestic and international investment and an ever-increasing demand for healthcare.

The 3rd Africa Health Summit was recently held in London from February 26th-27th, 2015.The Summit brought together large delegations of government ministers, senior hospital directors and healthcare professionals in Africa to Europe to network with international healthcare experts, investors, and solution providers.

Healthcare Parley with Prof OsibanjoThe Healthcare Federation of Nigeria in conjunction with Medical Entrepreneurs organized a Healthcare Parley with the Prof Osinbajo, the recently elected Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

This meeting was held on the 1st of February before the General elections. The forum had in attendance various captains of industry and healthcare leaders within the Healthcare industry. The event drew participants from all walks of the private health care industry such as hospital owners, diagnostic centres, pharmaceutical manufacturers, medical laboratory scientists and many others. The Chief Executive of Medical Entrepreneurs, Dr Kunle Adeyemi-Doro gave the opening remarks where he maintained that the event was a non-partisan, non-political platform for health care leaders to rub minds with the VP-hopeful on his party’s plans for the health sector in Nigeria.

HFN President, Claire OmatseyeThe HFN has been nominated into the Steering Committee of the National Health Act (NHA) by the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH). It was also nominated to be a member of the Technical Working Group (TWG), the Committee’s think tank. In response, the Secretariat via a letter acknowledging the said letter while accepting the nomination. The Technical Working Group (TWG) has been officially inaugurated with 5 subcommittees viz, Healthcare Financing, Equity and Investment Performance, Research and Knowledge Management, Healthcare Quality and Advocacy, Publicity and Communication.

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