World Health Day: Stakeholders To Discuss Emergency Response
Written by maxfmeditor2 on April 6, 2022
Ahead of the World Health Day scheduled for April 7, stakeholders from the public and private sector will discuss emergency response in Africa.
A healthcare technology firm, Emergency Response Africa, in a statement on Tuesday, said it would hold a brand activation and mobile app launch in Lagos on April 7.
The statement partly reads, “Every year, more than six million Africans lose their lives in situations that could have been addressed by effective emergency response. In Nigeria, this translates to 1.2 million preventable deaths every year from heart disease, stroke, accidents and injuries, pregnancy-related conditions and much more.
“It is often said ‘if only we had gotten help in time, my loved one would still be alive today.’ In an effort to shine a light on the current challenges faced by the emergency response in Nigeria and highlight the potential for technology to address this problem, Emergency Response Africa is inviting stakeholders from the public and private sectors to join the conversation.
“The featured keynote speaker, Shai Jaskoll, is the Regional Director of Development of the multi-award-winning United Hatzalah of Israel. Other speakers and panelists will work to explore different perspectives of the theme, ‘Transforming Emergency Medical Services in Africa Using Technology.’
“The event will host over 200 key decision-makers and leaders across the industries: hospitality, health care, construction, real estate, logistics, academia, financial services, media, technology, and government. This promises to be an exciting conversation, ushering in opportunities for cross-sector collaboration to improve emergency response across Nigeria.”
CEO Words About The Event
The Chief Executive Officer of Emergency Response Africa, Folake Owodunni, said, “Emergencies happen all around us every day – in fact at least 500 Nigerians lose their lives daily. We often say, ‘God forbid’ but now we can do more. Whether you are constructing a building, moving goods and services, or working in a hospital, we all feel the effects of poor emergency response. Bringing stakeholders together is the first step to begin tackling the issue and we look forward to hosting this event.”*