NIGERIA HEALTHWATCH FUTURE OF HEALTH CONFERENCE 2018: DIASPORA AS NIGERIA’S BRAIN GAIN.
H.E Dr. Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu, was one of the speakers at the Future of Health Conference organized by the Nigeria Healtwatch held at Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotel Abuja on 18th October 2018.
This year’s conference is the 4th edition with the theme “The Diaspora as Nigeria’s Brain Gain” brought together professionals stakeholders to discuss major issues facing the Nigeria health sector especially the alarming increase of health workers seeking for opportunities in Europe, America and other parts of the world.
Dr. Bagudu while speaking at the conference spoke on her gains from her training and life in the diaspora, how the experience and networks she built helped to start the Medicaid Radiodaignostic center and Cancer Foundation; and was still helpful to date in helping her current goals to succeed. She also emphasized that since technological advances has now turned the world into a closer village, it is necessary to strengthen the bonds with diaspora communities in order to achieve our national development goals.
Other notable speakers at the event includes, Dr. Olumide Okunola of World bank, Temitayo Erogbogbo of MSDforMothers, Dr. Douglas Emeka Okor Consultant Neurosurgeon, Dr. Olufemi Sunmonu of PurpleSource healthcare, Prof. Rotimi Jaiyesimi Consultant Gynecologist, Dr Fatima Kyari among others.