SCIDaR had a prominent presence at the fourth Africa Digital Health Summit (ADHS) held at Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos, from June 27 to 28, 2024. Our team, led by a Principal, Oluwaleke Jegede showcased our innovative digital health projects, featuring Lagos Telehealth, Antenatal Risk Stratification (ARS), Financial Inclusion Mapping Assessment (FIMA), Financing and Operational Revitalization for Maternal Care (FORMom), and Investing in Innovation (i3) Africa.

Key Highlights from the Summit

Abstract Presentations:

  • Telehealth Implementation Research: King Ewa-Henshaw presented our findings on improving equitable healthcare access in Lagos through telehealth. This presentation piqued the interest of WHO’s Nkiru Ukor and we are optimistic about a potential partnership.
  • Antenatal Risk Stratification (ARS): Valentine Amasiatu shared insights on our digital ARS system aimed at improving maternal healthcare in Nigeria, garnering significant attention from attendees.


Panel Discussion:

Moderated by Anjola Ayodele, our panel session featured innovators including Adeola Ayoola (CEO, Famasi), Adeyemi Olutoye (CEO, DrugStore Nigeria), Abimbola Adebakin (CEO, Advantage Health Africa), and industry player, Joel Anaman (Senior Product Manager, mPharma). They discussed public health supply chain challenges and digital health solutions. Key issues identified included infrastructure, access to markets, financing, and the need for strong partnerships. The panel emphasized the crucial role of partnerships and government support in addressing these challenges, enabling innovators to scale and improve their products for underserved communities. mPharma highlighted one of their key offerings, such as pooled procurement and infrastructure availability, which facilitate the purchase of commodities for B2B ventures, thereby supporting businesses in strengthening their operations. Audience members were highly engaged, with several expressing interest in

collaborating to overcome these barriers. The session concluded with a call to action for increased investment and strategic partnerships to drive the digital health agenda forward.

Exhibition Booth

Our booth attracted a diverse group of attendees, including representatives from MSI, CEPI, EngenderHealth, BMGF (ACIOE), PharmAccess, and more highlighting the impact of our work in digital health.

Overall, the highlighted advancements in Nigeria’s healthcare digitization through the National Digital Health Initiative (NDHI) and the Lagos State Smart Health Information Platform (SHIP), announced by Honourable Minister of State for Health Dr. Tunji Alausa and Lagos State Commissioner for Health Professor Akin Abayomi, offered valuable opportunities for collaboration. The Africa Digital Health Summit 2024 was an excellent opportunity to showcase SCIDaR’s work and connect with potential partners.

We are excited to continue contributing to the discourse and advancing digital health solutions across Africa through our innovative approaches and new partnerships!

Stay tuned for more updates!


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