Top government officials working in child and reproductive health in Lagos and Niger states join numerous other stakeholders to discuss the future of healthcare in Nigeria at the 2019 Future of Health Conference series in Abuja. The series, organized by the Nigeria Health Watch (A BMGF Grantee), in collaboration with the development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC), under the Partnership for child and family health At Scale (PACFaH@Scale), remain a platform where the hopes and aspirations of Nigerians for their health sector are articulated. Annually, the conference brings together participants, speakers and partners agitating to find solutions to the challenges in the health sector, pushing for policy action to ensure that all Nigerians have access to quality and affordable healthcare.
The government officials from both states – Lagos and Niger – are Mrs. Halima Muhammed of the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) in Niger state, Mrs. Ummul Khair Nauro from the Integrated Case Management Centre, Niger state, Mrs. Okanlawon Juliana, the Coordinator, Lagos state Reproductive Health Unit, and Mr. Adenekan Ibiwunmi, State Coordinator, Lagos State Child Survival Strategy Unit.
The one-day event brought numerous stakeholders from the length and breadth of Nigeria’s health sector to brainstorm and explore the latest trends in healthcare quality improvement. The stakeholders discussed new ways of looking at the safety of healthcare, such as efforts to improve safety in delivering healthcare, standards and the critical importance of patient-centered care.
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Pictures from the Future of Health Conference organized by Nigeria Health Watch in partnership with dRPC-PAS and other development partners