NIDCOM boss urges medical professionals in Diaspora to be united, impactful

Thu, Feb 1, 2024
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ABIKE Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has stressed the need for Nigerian Medical Professionals in the Diaspora to unite, make huge impact and change the narratives of healthcare tourism in Nigeria.

Speaking at the launch of ‘Women in Health Care Network, WIHCN, on Wednesday in Lagos, the NIDCOM boss stated that women are better placed to drive the initiative.

She commended the Founder/Chair, Modupe Elebute-Odunsi, and other members for the laudable initiative.

She said that though some medical professionals were leaving the country, many were also returning to set up hospitals and clinics in the country.

Dabiri-Erewa therefore solicited for support for the ‘ Women in Health Care Network ‘ as the group has the potential to be a change agent.

She encouraged the group to collate data on medical professionals who have returned to establish hospitals and clinics and quantify their contributions to the development of Health Care system in the country.

She informed the gathering of the desire of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission to resuscitate the ‘Diaspora Health Care Professional Initiative, which seeks to encourage Doctors and Diaspora Health Care Practitioners to combine resources and make impact collectively.

Some of the dignitaries at the event included Mohammed Pate, Minister of Health; Special Adviser on Health to the President, Zainab Anas, Toyin Saraki; Jide Idris, former Lagos State Commissioner for Health; Kemi Owoeye, Special Adviser on Health to the Lagos State Governor.

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-February 1, 2024 @ 15:10 GMT|

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