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2018 Future of Health Conference: The Diaspora as Nigeria’s Brain Gain

October 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm WAT

This year, the Future of Health Conference will focus on “The Diaspora as Nigeria’s Brain Gain” because we acknowledge the issues the Nigerian health sector is facing with doctors seeking opportunities in other countries. While this has been an ongoing trend, we are not oblivious to the giant strides Nigerians in the diaspora are making to change poor health indices in different areas, such as Public Health, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, and the Health Tech Ecosystem in Nigeria.

In addition, bearing in mind the invaluable role these medical practitioners are playing in achieving Universal Health Coverage and improving health outcomes in Nigeria, the 2018 Future of Health Conference will bring attention to the health professionals who are returning to Nigeria to offer their insights, knowledge and expertise to benefit Nigeria’s health sector. We hope to share stories of impact and opportunities engendered by positive benefits to Nigeria, of the “brain gain” trend. We want to encourage this trend, to help strengthen local capacity and the delivery of quality patient-centric healthcare to the Nigerian people.

As an evidence-based organization, we are interested in sharing solutions created by those who are returning to Nigeria and are effectively leveraging on their networks and specialist trainings. On the patient side, we want Nigerians to have more confidence in the health sector, and for them to know that specialist care is available in the country. For an effective return to Nigeria, an enabling environment is required. This highlights the critical role of different stakeholders, from government and financing institutions, to the supply chain in healthcare, such as pharmaceutical companies and medical equipment providers.

Join us as we drive to improve the health sector in Nigeria.

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October 18, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm WAT
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