Innovative models to support the future of African healthcare systems
In Africa today, healthcare systems are under increasing pressure as life expectancy improves, the demand for healthcare services increases, and the rise in noncommunicable diseases doubles the burden already in place from communicable diseases. These challenges can impact efforts to strengthen health systems and adopt evidence-based and cost-effective innovations in Africa as health systems navigate the path to Universal Health Coverage (UHC). As mentioned in the State of Health in the WHO African Region report, it is therefore essential to support countries in identifying policies and practices which can help in meeting their commitment to achieve UHC and health-related targets within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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Nicholas Mangeya is an agile medical leader with a purpose of changing the trajectory at which healthcare is delivered on continent Africa and ultimately the greater world who has served patients through Roche for the last 6 years.
He brings extensive expertise within medical affairs, he has a passion for enabling agile organizations. Earlier to his role, he has done some epidemiology work in vertically acquired HIV infection, HIV vaccine research and transformative partnerships for shaping stroke and myocardial infarction health systems in sub-saharan africa.
He is the African Genomics Program Partnerships Lead for Roche Africa, as part of their ambition to catalyze the development of an OPEN federation of large-scale clinical, genomics and outcomes biobanks hosted in Africa. By creating an open access database, the power of the African Genomics Program is magnified, enabling more information sharing and more scientific discovery from more partners around the world.
Saber Boutayeb is a Moroccan medical oncologist. He obtained his certification in medical oncology in 2008 after mixed training in Rabat and Paris, and also holds a Ph.D in Clinical Epidemiology from the University Mohammed V (Rabat, Morocco). He currently serves as Manager of the Chemotherapy Day Hospital and co-referent of information systems at the Moroccan Institut National d'Oncologie. There, he specialises in treating gastrointestinal and breast cancers.
In addition, he holds a universitary position as Professor in Medical Oncology at University Mohammed V (Rabat, Morocco). Pr Boutayeb is also an associate in the Centre Innovation E-Santé, University Mohammed V, Rabat.
Dr. Catherine Kanari holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) (University of Nairobi) and a Masters of Public Health (Leeds University Uk). She has more than 17 years’ extensive experience in the health sector in Kenya; including working in the public, private and NGO sectors. Dr. Kanari is currently the Universal Health Coverage Lead at Amref Health innovations, Amref Health Africa . Her portfolio includes innovative solutions for health service delivery that leverage on emerging technologies to deliver measurable impact within communities in Africa.
Areas under her current implementation include partnerships with Pharmaceutical organisations to implement end to end programs in Non-communicable disease integration in health programming, public private partnerships in primary health care , inclusivity in health service provision for people living with disabilities and sexual reproductive health market access approaches. This work spans several African countries. During the pandemic she was involved in work around inclusion into social protection for 6 counties in Kenya, Capacity building community health systems through capacity building, advocacy, increasing vaccine coverage through mobile vaccination units and covid surveillance efforts in several counties and countries. This work also involved ensuring NCD systems ( supplies ) held strong.
Dr. Agada-Amade holds a medical degree from University of Calabar, master’s degree in health planning and Management (MHPM) from University of Maiduguri, a certificate in improving quality of healthcare from Harvard School of Public Health, diploma from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (DLSHTM) and Master of Science (Public Health) from University of London. He is currently studying for a PhD in health systems, policy and economics in University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus. He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Safecare Accreditation Committee, and ISQua.
Over the past two decades, Dr Agada-Amade has worked with the Nigerian National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) where he has led teams that developed and implemented policies for the agency including the extant operational guidelines and quality management guidelines.
He currently leads the Standards and Quality Assurance Department, the Department that anchors strategic purchasing (including healthcare quality) for the agency. He also leads the teams that are pioneering the NHIA Medicine Supply Initiative (NMSI) and the NHIA Clinical Coding Initiative.