Stakeholders advocate use of technology to improve Nigeria’s health sector

Health sector stakeholders say that even as they advocate for the use of the latest technology to improve the health sector, the use of the latest technology can improve provider capacity and patient access, while improving quality of life.

Stakeholders who revealed this at the 9th Medic West Africa Exhibition and Conference, organised by the world’s leading exhibition company Informa Markets, said the exhibition and conference are a platform to bridge the technology and knowledge gap between Nigeria and West Africa.

Ogun State Lieutenant Governor Engr. (Mrs.) Noimot Salako-Oyedele said: “I think it is very important to bring these technologies needed to upgrade our health industry and provide international standard healthcare to our doorstep.

“I welcome Medic West Africa as a key stakeholder to explore the platform we need for our facility and to learn more about the latest innovations in healthcare. Talked to the exhibitors who were present and got their local insights from the manufacturers Guarantee of understanding of the situation and needs, I am very satisfied with what I have witnessed at the West African Medical Center.”

Mr. Amogh Wadwalkar, Exhibition Manager at Medic West Africa, expressed his satisfaction with the continuity and impact of its development, legacy. He said: “Ten years ago, Medic West Africa started as a platform to showcase the latest innovations in medical technology to industry players to promote the development of regional medical infrastructure. Now, it is not only an unparalleled exhibition platform, but a A place to discuss hot topics in the healthcare industry.

“This year is our 9th and will continue our mission as the premier healthcare trade event and the largest gathering of healthcare trade professionals in the region. Over the past three days, we have hosted thousands of visitors, They not only explore the latest medical technologies, but also build relationships for the sustainability of the industry. By inviting and connecting parties in the health ecosystem, we build a platform to uncover solutions to the biggest challenges affecting the industry and our communities Program.”

Solenne Singer, Healthcare Group Director at Informa Markets, also conveyed the main objective of Medic West Africa and its unique offering in this edition, “Our role at Informa Markets is to bring manufacturers together with local buyers to help source health Their facilities and the people of Nigeria provide equipment and solutions. We put a lot of effort into meeting the needs of exhibitors and visitors.

“This year, we have launched the laboratory section Medlab as the highlight of the show. It is an outstanding exhibition showcasing innovative products from across the medical laboratory industry, which lays the groundwork for the introduction of quality diagnostics and care to Nigeria. For future editions, follow With the addition of a delegate meeting next to the exhibition, it will be a growing segment.”

The three-day event hosted more than 150 exhibiting companies from 32 countries, showcasing the latest innovations in medical devices and solutions, and was attended by key stakeholders including the Lieutenant Governor of Ogun State, Engr. (Mrs). Noimot Salako-Oyedele; The Honourable Lagos State Health Commissioner, Prof. Akin Abbaomi; and The Honourable Ogun State Health Commissioner, Dr. Tomi Coker (Mrs.); among other players in the healthcare industry.

Technologies on display at the conference include state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostics, laboratory equipment, IT systems and solutions, medical infrastructure and assets, disposables and consumer products, pharmaceuticals and supplements, and medical devices and instruments.

Magnetom Free.Star, Siemens Healthineers’ revolutionary High-V MRI platform, was one of the highlights of the event, leaving visitors amazed as they explored its disruptive and innovative capabilities, including DryCool technology. As a virtually helium-free scanner, with an ultra-small footprint and a weight of just 3 tons, it harnesses the power of the latest digital technology to truly improve lives.

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