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2019 CONFERENCE

OUR SPEAKERS

  1. Usie, Charles Emmamuzou
  2. Dr. Amina Aminu Dorayi
  3. Dr. Ibironke Dada
  4. Dr. Amina Aminu
  5. Dr. Obi Peter Adigwe
  6. Dr. Dorothy Jeff-Nnamani

Charles Usie
Usie, Charles Emmamuzou
Country Director for Christian Aid UK, Nigeria Country Programme,

Usie, Charles Emmamuzou is serving as the Country Director for Christian Aid UK, Nigeria country programme, Charles leads a team of over 390 experts delivering life changing interventions for poor and marginalised Nigerians. Responsible for Christian Aid’s operations in Nigeria in the areas of: Democracy and good governance; Health and Human Development; Humanitarian and Resilient Livelihoods; and Gender and Inclusion.

He was a National Specialist for Action Aid International, supporting the roll out of the REFLECT and STAR community empowerment approaches to tackle HIV in Nigeria. Prior to this role in Action Aid which began in January 2005, Charles was a team leader heading the child survival and youth empowerment for Care for Children Project- an Initiative of the Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) Jos, Catholic Archdiocese of Jos.

Charles has supported several National and State led processes as a consultant/specialist during his years of professional development, such as; UNICEF, Capacity for Universal Basic Education in Plateau State; Action Aid; MSH OVC project and the Adolescent school project in Kaduna and Plateau States for the National Popular Theatre Alliance (NPTA).

Dr. Ibironke Dada
Dr. Ibironke Dada BDS, MPH, MBA
Public Health and Management Specialist

Dr. Ibironke Dada is a public health and management specialist with sixteen years’ experience in health system strengthening, quality management, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and private sector engagement. Dr. Dada holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Imperial College, London, United Kingdom, Masters in Public Health and Bachelor in Dental Surgery from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria.

She is currently the Director of Quality, PharmAccess Foundation overseeing quality improvement initiatives in several states in Nigeria. PharmAccess Foundation, Joint Commission International (JCI) and the Council of Health Service Accreditation Southern Africa (COHSASA) created the internationally recognised SafeCare Standards for resource restricted settings in 2011. She is the Lead Facilitator – Healthcare Quality, Health Management Program, Enterprise Development Centre, Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria.

Dr. Amina Aminu Dorayi
Dr. Amina Aminu Dorayi
Technical Director Family Planning & Reproductive Health, SHOPS Plus Project

Dr. Amina Aminu Dorayi is the Technical Director Family Planning & Reproductive Health at the USAID-funded Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector Plus (SHOPS Plus) project in Nigeria where she provides overall technical leadership and quality assurance of project activities.

The objective of the SHOPS Plus FP activity in Nigeria is to improve access to quality family planning services in priority Nigerian states through increasing the capacity of health providers and enhancing the quality of counselling and services in target states.

Dr. Aminu served as the Service Quality Improvement and Reproductive Health Advisor, Director of Service Delivery and Associate Deputy National Program Manager on the DFID funded Partnership for Transforming Health Systems (PATHS2) project which focused on improving maternal and child health outcomes in Nigeria.

Dr. Amina Aminu is a physician and a public health professional with extensive experience in designing and managing Health Systems Strengthening and Maternal, Newborn and Child Health programs.

Dr. Obi Peter Adigwe
Dr. Obi Peter Adigwe
DG/CEO National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD)
Dr Obi Adigwe has almost 20 years of experience in healthcare research, policymaking and management. Prior to his appointment as DG, NIPRD, he was the Executive Secretary of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of the Manufacturers’ Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN), where he played a key role in the prioritisation of the Pharma Industry in the 2016 Fiscal Policy, and the organisation of the Landmark 2017 Pharma Expo.

He was lead contributor to the Medicines’ Security Concept that focuses on improving sustainable access to safe, high quality and affordable healthcare, through local production of medical commodities. He was pioneer Head of the Health Policy Research and Development (HPRD) Unit at the Nigerian National Assembly, where he worked to develop an Evidence-based approach to Legislation and Policy formulation in Nigeria.

Dr Obi Adigwe has headed and served on numerous Committees and Expert Working Groups at both national and international levels, including the D-8, United Nations, World Health Organisation, The African Union and ECOWAS.

Dr. Dorothy Jeff Nnamani
Dr. Dorothy Jeff-Nnamani
Founder, Novo Health Africa (HMO)
Dr. Dorothy Jeff-Nnamani is a public health leader with expertise in developing sustainable health programs, management protocols and community-oriented policies. Since 1999, Dorothy has facilitated several health programs cutting across the Nigeria and served as consultant for health agencies in several States. She has developed and pioneered successful initiatives targeted at the provision of accessible, affordable and quality healthcare services.

Her industry experience in healthcare management dates to 2007, working with several organizations until March 2011 when she founded Novo Health Africa (HMO). Her desire to be part of the new Nigeria where healthcare is efficient, effective and of high-quality standards for everyone, regardless of their socio-economic status remain the fire behind her passion to serve through the Novo Health Africa vision.

She is a member of the Medical and Dental council of Nigeria, the Public Health Physician Association of Nigeria, an international member of the American Association for Physician Leadership and an alumnus of London School of Hygiene and Tropical medicine, the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy, the Lagos Business School and the Harvard School of Public Health.

Engr. Chidi Izuwah Snr.
DG/CEO, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (Presidency)
Engr. Chidi Izuwah Snr. is the Director General/CEO of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission in the Presidency. He was the pioneer Executive Director of the PPP Resource Department of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission. In this role he was responsible for catalyzing Public and Private expertise and resources towards putting in place a world class PPP pre-contract regulatory framework and guidelines for driving the preparation and development phase of Federal PPP Projects.

He had worked in Shell earlier in his career and held very sensitive positions like Project Manager for the Bonny Terminal Major Tank Rehabilitation Project; and Corporate Pipelines Asset Manager responsible for the company’s entire crude oil evacuation and export network in Nigeria among others.

He is the Chairman of the Nigerian Society of Engineers Presidential Committee on Infrastructure and PPPs, the co-founder of OLG Health Foundation and Autism Center, and the Founder and Advocacy Champion of the Defeat Autism in Nigeria (DAIN) advocacy initiative.

Dr. Ngozi Rosemary C. Azodoh
Head, Special Projects Department, Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria
Dr. Ngozi Rosemary C. Azodoh is a Public Health Physician, a consummate administrator, an accomplished manager, and an experienced coordinator of complex health projects. She is the Head, Special Projects department; a special purpose vehicle in the Nigerian Ministry of Health for the development of critical interventions with overall coordinating responsibility for the Nigerian Health Humanitarian Response particularly focused on the North East. She also coordinates Health in Fragile/Conflict States, the Health Humanitarian Development Peace Nexus for Nigeria, and the national health response for protection and re-integration and Health of Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons.

Previously, as head of the Nigerian Health Policy/Plans, Research/Statistics directorate, she provided technical coordination for the development of the National Health System and its key strategies such as the National Health Act. As the first Director of International Health, she managed the international Health thrust of Nigeria including driving the Health MDGs and SDGs efforts. She has served on several local and international boards including the Executive Board of the World Health Organization.

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OUR SPEAKERS
Charles Usie
Usie, Charles Emmamuzou
Country Director for Christian Aid UK, Nigeria Country Programme,
Dr. Ibironke Dada
Dr. Ibironke Dada BDS, MPH, MBA
Public Health and Management Specialist
Dr. Amina Aminu Dorayi
Dr. Amina Aminu Dorayi
Technical Director Family Planning & Reproductive Health, SHOPS Plus Project
Dr. Obi Peter Adigwe
Dr. Obi Peter Adigwe
DG/CEO National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD)
Dr. Dorothy Jeff Nnamani
Dr. Dorothy Jeff-Nnamani
Founder, Novo Health Africa (HMO)
Engr. Chidi Izuwah Snr.
DG/CEO, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (Presidency)
Dr. Ngozi Rosemary C. Azodoh
Head, Special Projects Department, Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria