Stakeholders said that technological advancements are important for transforming health infrastructure in West Africa.
Stakeholders, which included regional healthcare professionals, policy makers and service providers, said so at the just-concluded Medic West Africa Expo and Conference, hosted by Informa Markets.
Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Mrs. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, who hailed the conference as a platform to bridge the technology and knowledge gap in Nigeria and West Africa, said that technologies are important and necessary to modernize the country’s healthcare industry as well as provide international services – standard healthcare.
She said the expo provided key stakeholders with the platform to explore what facilities need and learn about the latest healthcare innovations.
Medic West Africa’s Exhibition Manager, Mr. Amogh Wadwalkar, said the conference started 10 years ago as a platform to showcase the latest innovations in health technology to industry players. industry for the advancement of regional health infrastructure.
He said the exhibition platform has become a place to discuss topical issues challenging the health industry in the West African region.
He said the platform brings people together to build relationships for the sustainable growth of the sector, as well as finding solutions to the biggest challenges affecting the healthcare ecosystem and communities.
Wadwalkar said the technologies on display at the conference were advanced imaging and diagnostics, laboratory equipment, IT systems and solutions, healthcare infrastructure and assets, disposables and consumer goods, pharmaceuticals and supplements, medical equipment and instruments, among others.
Informa Market Group Director for Healthcare, Solenne Singer, said the platform ensures manufacturers meet local buyers to help them source healthcare equipment and solutions for their facilities and the people of Nigeria. .
He said the platform is the best gateway to access the healthcare market in West Africa and has continued to provide unparalleled networking opportunities and connect various agents across the B2B spectrum.
“This year we unveiled a laboratory segment, Medlab, as the highlight of the show. A distinguished exhibition showcasing innovative products in the medical laboratory industry, it lays the foundation for the introduction of quality diagnostics and care in Nigeria,” he said.