The "Future of Health" Conference

On June 18th 2015 about 500 people passionate about the Nigerian health sector gathered at the YarAdua Centre in Abuja for the first conference organised by Nigeria Health Watch with the theme “The Future of Health”. Attendees spanned from across the health sector, including doctors, nurses, policy makers, academia, NGOs, and students, all with one question; how to shape the agenda of the incoming government to focus on the health sector. The day was filled with exciting talks, heated questions and vibrant discussions on the future of the Nigerian health sector. It was obvious to anyone attending that status quo was no longer acceptable.We are now taking the conversations online. Go through the pictures,  watch the talks and share them widely! Join the conversation on Twitter, using hashtags #NgHlth15 and #OpenMoH, and Facebook. Add your comments to the talks. Lets co-create the health sector of our dreams.

Registration for the 2016 Future of Health Conference is on.


Once again we at Nigeria Health Watch want to thank our partners, speakers and all who attended the Future of Health Conference for your support. We look forward to your feedback and to seeing you at future events, as we work alongside you to advocate for reform in the Nigerian Health Sector!

The Nigeria Health Watch Team

2015 Future of Health Conference Speakers

Pictures from the Conference can be found HERE. Please click on each speaker’s name to view their talk.

Muhammad Pate:  “Accountability” – the missing link in Nigeria’s health sector

Dayo Adeyanju: Ondo proves that the health sector CAN work

Shima Gyoh: Who will regulate our hospitals?

Clare Omatseye: The “Uberisation” of healthcare in Nigeria

Robert Yates:  Will Buhari be Nigeria’s UHC Hero?

Ola Soyinka: Let’s not leave everything for God

Iko Ibanga: The calling to be a doctor

Nnenna Ihebuzor: One “GOOD” PHC per ward cannot be too much to ask for

Fola Laoye: Why size matters with health insurance

Remi Adeseun: My solution for professional tribalism in Nigeria’s health sector

Femi Sumonu: The phases of my journey back to Nigeria