On the 7th of September 2011, there was an extraordinary meeting with the Minister of State for Health in Nigeria; Dr Ali-Pate and his team, were seated in the offices of the Federal Ministry of Health in Abuja Nigeria, with hundreds of Nigerian health care professionals around the world. No, they had not all flown into Abuja, but met via a webinar (web based seminar), that was hosted by the Anadach group. Technology is bringing those Nigerian leaders that choose to use it closer to the people, and hopefully they can begin to reduce the perceived distance between the ‘leaders’ and the ‘led’.
- Improve basic service delivery at the front-lines focusing on consolidating the work begun in maternal and child health
- Focus on the prevention agenda – immunisation, health education, tackling the growing non-communicable disease burden etc
- Focus on clinical governance and improve quality of care in the Nigerian health sector from the chemist to the specialist hospital
- Unlock potential of market forces to support and drive innovation and improvements in the health sector
- To hold the health sector and its leaders accountable with constructive criticism.
- To be advocates for the Nigerian health sector
- To leverage their expertise, resources, skills, and networks to support the Nigerian health sector
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed people can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has…Margaret Mead