The event which was under the auspices of Healthcare Professionals Summit & Exhibition (otherwise known as Healthpreneurs Summit) took place at the Atrium Event Centre, Port Harcourt, Rivers State from September 19 to 21, 2018.
Speaking with Pharmanews, Dr Chijioke Mbelu, organiser of the event explained that the annual event was borne to meet the medical needs of Nigerians, drive improved healthcare and discourage exodus of medical experts in search of bigger pay packets.
Themed: “Enhancing Health – Improving Lives,” the 4th edition of Healthpreneurs Summit also featured lectures, free eye and medical treatment, products presentation, exhibition and healthcare panelists’ discussion.
In attendance were Ibalibo Harry-Banigo, first female deputy governor of Rivers State (who is also a medical doctor), Dr Iyke Odo, national president, Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN); Dr (Mrs) Obele Adebiyi, chairman, Rivers Chapter of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA); Dr Eli Sukarime, executive director, Mother and Child Care Foundation; Dr Bernadette Fayeofori-Korubo, medical director, St Patrick’s Hospital and Chief Ambassador Omire, chief executive officer, Auspharm Chemist Nigeria.
Others included Dr Princewill Obele, medical director, Sonabel Medical Centre; Idongesit Umana, managing director, Healthcare Equipment Limited, representatives of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN), Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Medical laboratory scientists, nurses, midwives, radiographers, patent medicine dealers, and medical students.