Dr. Salma Ibrahim Anas, the Special Assistant to the President on Health Matters and a respected figure in the field of healthcare, recently took the stage as a keynote speaker at the HFN Health Leadership event in Lagos.
During her address, she highlighted the collaborative efforts aimed at ushering in a sustainable healthcare future for West Africa, aligning with the vision of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
The event served as a platform for experts, policymakers, and healthcare professionals to discuss and strategise on critical issues related to healthcare in the region.
The organisers say Dr Anas’ participation as a keynote speaker underscored her commitment to driving positive change in healthcare across West Africa.
During the event, one of the critical areas of focus was the exploration of local vaccine and medicine production to enhance Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
The initiative aligns with the broader goal of improving healthcare accessibility and quality for all residents of West Africa.
“Dr. Salma Ibrahim Anas, through her involvement and dedication to healthcare advancement, is playing a vital role in shaping the healthcare landscape in the region.
“Her collaboration demonstrates a commitment to President Tinubu’s vision for sustainable healthcare in Nigeria and the broader West African region,” the event organisers said in a statement.
The event also provided a platform for networking, knowledge exchange, and developing strategies that can improve healthcare delivery and accessibility.
The focus on local vaccine and medicine production reflects a forward-looking approach to healthcare that aims to reduce dependence on imports and strengthen healthcare systems.