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Healthcare leaders seek to bridge technical gaps

Why healthcare in Nigeria is unlikely to improve

…as experts to gather for key conference

Industry leaders are actively seeking to bridge the technical gaps in the healthcare value chain in an effort to modernise healthcare delivery, improving overall patient outcomes.

Top companies in the pharmaceuticals and laboratory segment of the sector will converge for the West Africa Healthcare, Laboratory, and Pharmaceutical exhibition for a week-long programme that will highlight recent technological innovations within these sectors.

The programme anchored by Informa Markets will feature Medic West Africa, Medlab West Africa, and Pharmaconex West Africa next April in Lagos at the Landmark Event Centre, the groups announced at a conference on Wednesday.

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Amogh Wadwalkar, exhibition manager, said the event is part of a major drive to promote the growth and development of the healthcare, medical laboratory, and pharmaceutical sectors in the West African region.

“The West African healthcare, lab, and pharma communities will engage in meaningful discussions, explore innovative solutions, and contribute to the growth and sustainability of the region’s economy,” Wadwalkar said.

The flagship event is projected to host over 6,000 healthcare professionals and stakeholders from the region, over 200 exhibitors from at least 32 countries that will showcase the latest healthcare innovations and solutions.

In addition, Medic West Africa will hold six strategic conferences alongside the exhibition, focusing on healthcare management ideas and experience while creating a forum for regional networking.

Medlab West Africa, an extension of the global exhibition of innovations from the Middle East, Asia, and East Africa, will also launch between 22 and 24 April 2024.

The event will also feature six high-level accredited conferences for the medical laboratory community.

Following Medlab, Pharmaconex West Africa will officially launch into the West African region, providing a comprehensive platform for the pharmaceutical community.

Pharmaconex is a premier pharmaceutical exhibition that is associated with CPHI Global, the world’s largest pharmaceutical platform.

The group will present a range of conferences and technical seminars, providing stakeholders with an opportunity to broaden their knowledge and stay abreast of the latest industry trends and best practices.

Ramy El Feky, content manager, Informa Markets, described the event as a critical step towards supporting the development of the major value chains of the region’s healthcare sector.

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“By bringing together industry leaders and professionals, we are fostering collaboration and innovation that will ultimately improve patient care across West Africa,” he said.

Donald Ofili, director and deputy registrar, Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria commended the initiative, saying it will drive the transformation of regional healthcare across critical sectors.

He noted that sub-areas within the medical laboratory profession such as laboratory quality management system, anatomic pathology, clinical microbiology and parasitology, clinical chemistry, and molecular diagnostics will be examined to place focus quality delivery

“Considering the state of the health sector in Nigeria, it is imperative to fashion a new direction to enable the sector to grow sustainably. This is the time to bring in new ideas in terms of advocacy, research, and exhibitions,” he said.