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Omnia Health Live Africa: On Demand

By collaborating with global thought leaders and innovators, Omnia Health Live's clinical sessions aim to give back to our global community of healthcare professionals by providing free resources and insights into the latest best practices, techniques and technologies to healthcare's most pressing challenges.

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Please note that as Omnia Health Live Africa has finished, these sessions will no longer provide CME credits.


Opening address: CDC Africa update – what do we know and what’s in store for the continent?

Highlighting what the research into COVID-19 is telling us, vaccine developments in Africa and what a return to normal looks like for the continent.

Speaker

  • Dr John Nkengasong (African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))

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Industry Talks

 

Presented by: Neusoft Medical Systems: How a global pandemic drives technological advance

While the COVID 19 epidemic has been raging around the world, Neusoft Medical Systems withstood the pressure and took the lead position in controlling the spread of the epidemic. Neusoft Medical Systems released NeuThor the CT container contributing its strength to prevent the spread of the epidemic. Continuing he pace of innovations by exploring the future of economic solutions, we released NeuViz ACE (SP)the latest 32 slices CT based on high end platform and empowered with advanced clinical applications.

By the end of the session, participants will learn about:

  • Neusoft Medical Systems solution to fight the global outbreak of COVID 19 pandemic.
  • Fast detection and accurate diagnosis.
  • Breakthrough image quality and ultra low dose reduction technology.
  • The latest innovation in CT product line.

Speakers

  • Walid Motawei, Product and Marketing Manager - Neusoft Medical Systems
  • Xavier Gourgues, Chief Clinical Marketing & Research - Neusoft Medical systems international
  • Zakaria Ibrahim

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Presented by: DKT WomanCare Global: Erasing unsafe abortion to reduce maternal mortality

Unsafe abortion is among the main causes of maternal death, killing about 47,000 women every year in the world. While South Africa has one of the most progressive abortion laws in the world, the Health Promotion Research and Development Unit of the Medical Research Council estimated that 50% of abortions still occur outside designated health facilities.

Unsafe abortions contribute to maternal mortality and morbidity, and treating complications from unsafe abortions burdens public and private health facilities. Misinformation, cultural stigmas, and too few facilities providing abortion services are the major challenges South African women face when seeking abortion care. Hence, increasing access to safe, affordable, and discreet abortion methods like manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) through task shifting and basic skills training should be a priority for health facilities.

By the end of the session, participants will learn about:

  • The advantages of the MVA for both healthcare facilities and women
  • How to perform a uterine evacuation using an MVA
  • Assembling and disassembling an MVA
  • How to process and reuse the Ipas MVA Plus®

Speaker

  • Dr Eddie Mhlanga, Provincial Specialist of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Department of Health for Mpumalanga province

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Presented by: Siemens Healthineers: Maximizing diagnostic capabilities in Africa using AI and continuous education

Enabling hospitals to deal with the rising demand for medical imaging, this webinar will provide the audience with insights on how Digital and Artificial Intelligence Solutions can be used to increase quality and productivity in the field of medical imaging. The webinar will also demonstrate the latest online/digital training solutions used to ensure continuous education for the radiology staff.

By the end of the session, participants will learn about:

  • Continuous Medical Education
  • Remote Education
  • Application Training
  • Healthcare IT
  • Artificial Intelligence

Speakers

  • Fabian Singer, Country Manager Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania - Siemens Healthineers
  • Maxine Haechler, Application Training and Customer Education Manager - Siemens Healthineers
  • Mohammad Ghazi, Business Manager- Digital Health Solutions - Siemens Healthineers

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Presented by: Doctors Without Borders: Emergency Medicine in Humanitarian Context

How Doctors Without Borders organizes its emergency medicine responses.

Covering key success factors for Doctors Without Borders, how it harnesses opportunities and overcomes challenges, and how challenges related to lack of specialists are harder to overcome, as well as experiences and job satisfaction.

By the end of the session, participants will learn about:

  • Emergency medicine in ever changing scenarios.
  • Importance of triage system in our contexts
  • Going back to the basics to Emergency medicine
  • Challenges of capacity (too high - too low).
  • What SA Emergency Medicines means to MSF

Speakers

  • Dr Sian Geraty, Emergency Physician
  • James Kambaki

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Diagnostics

 

Immunological response in COVID-19

An indepth discussion on the history of COVID-19, and the immune response. Tune into this session to learn more about the viral recognition by the immune system, and the role of innate immunity, macrophages and neutrophils. Get more details on the significance and performance of rapid testing, and routine biochemistry testing for COVID-19.

Speakers

  • Mervat El Ansary, Founder and Head of Blood Banks - Ansary Labs and Kasr Al Ainy Hospital
  • Prof Adekunle Okesina, Professor, Department of Chemical Pathology and Immunology - University of Ilorin
  • Prof Rajiv Erasmus, Professor and Head, Division of Chemical Pathology - University of Stellenbosch
  • Prof Rudo Makunike-Mutasa, Professor of Pathology - University of Zimbabwe, College of Health Sciences

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The impact of COVID-19 on breast cancer management

Discussion how the pandemic affected the breast imaging practice , surgical and oncologic management of breast cancer patients.

Speakers

Dr Amal Hegazy

  • Ayadi el Mostakbal, Breast Imaging Consultant
  • Dr Heba Azzam,Assistant Professor of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology - Cairo University
  • Dr Iman Ewais, Breast Imaging Consultant - WAFI Clinic, Cairo, Egypt
  • Dr Maher Hassan, Assistant Professor of Surgical Oncology - National Cancer Institute and Baheya Breast Cancer Hospital
  • Dr Merit El Maadawy, Mansourah University - Assistant Professor of Radiology
  • Dr Sahar Mansour, Professor of Radiology - Cairo University and Baheya Breast Cancer Hospital
  • Dr Sara Zaitoon, Dar el Salam Oncology Centre - Surgical Oncology Consultant
  • Dr Shaimaa Lashheen, Lecturer of Oncology - Cairo University
  • Prof Amany Helal, National Cancer Institute - Professor of Oncology
  • Prof Dr Rasha Kamal, Professor of Radiology - Cairo University

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Imaging renal vascular disease

Learn more about imaging renal vascular disease, arterial disease and the nutcracker syndrome.

Speakers

  • Prof Sudhir Vinayak, Chair of Radiology - Aga Khan University Hospital
  • Prof Tarek El Diasty, President, Prof & Chairman Radiology - Egyptian Society of Radiology & Nuclear Medicine and Mansoura University
  • Seung Hyup Kim, Professor of Radiology and Urology - Seoul National University

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Laboratory tests in the screening, diagnosis and management of patients with COVID-19

The role of point of care testing in managing patients with COVID-19, including the use of POCT in critical care and antibody testing.

Speakers

  • Dr Geoffrey Omuse, Clinical Pathologist - Aga Khan Hospital
  • Dr Guillaume Galpy, Senior Scientist - Radiometer
  • Dr Justen Manasa, Virologist - University of Zimbabwe
  • Dr Kuku Appiah, Director, Medical & Scientific Affairs, Rapid Diagnostics - Abbott
  • Prof Annalise Zemlin, Head of Department, Chemical Pathology - University of Stellenbosch
  • Prof Rajiv Erasmus, Professor and Head, Division of Chemical Pathology - University of Stellenbosch

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Infrastructure & Digital Innovation

 

Going viral: How COVID-19 could transform hospital planning and design

What role do healthcare planning and hospital design have in helping to prevent pandemics in the future? Healthcare infrastructure experts share their thoughts.

Speakers

  • Dirk Joubert, Owner - Healthcare New Development
  • Dr Marco Macagnano, Smart Real Estate & Smart Cities Leader - Deloitte
  • Duncan Rendall, Chief Architect: Infrastructure Planning, Facilities and Infrastructure Management - Western Cape Government: Health
  • Elom Otchi, Healthcare Quality and Safety Expert; ISQua Expert; Technical Director - Africa Institute of Healthcare Quality Safety & Accreditation (AfIHQSA)
  • Judy Varndell, Commercial Exellence Director, Africa - Abbott

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Policies and regulations shaping telemedicine in Africa: Challenges and opportunities in COVID times

Hear from experts as they discuss the expedited role of telemedicine in Africa

Speakers

  • Akinoso Olujimi Coker, Chief Executive Officer - Lagoon Hospitals
  • Katlego Mothudi, Managing Director - Board of Healthcare Funders of Southern Africa
  • Maurice Goodman, Chief Medical Officer - Discovery
  • Nana Frimpong, VP - Africa - Vezeeta
  • Olajide Adebola, Chief Technology Officer & Partner - Home Plus Medicare Services

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How digital health and technology can strengthen healthcare around the African continent

Technology and digital health is changing the course of healthcare; hear what is happening in this field around the African continent

Speakers

  • Manish Kohli MD, MPH, MBA, FHIMSS, FAAFP, Senior Advisor - Albright Stonebridge Group
  • Prof. S. Yunkap Kwankam, Ph.D., CEO - Global eHealth Consultants
  • Sanjana Bhardwaj, MD, MPH, FFPH, Chief of Health and HIV - UNICEF Nigeria

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Transforming health through AI - challenges and opportunities?

What do low- and middle income countries have to gain from the radical potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to transform health systems – what do they have to lose?

Speakers

  • Charles Wachira, Software Developer - IBM Research, Africa
  • Laura McGorman, Policy Lead - Data for Good - Facebook
  • Lucy Setian, Digital & AI Stakeholder Engagement Lead - Norvatis Foundation
  • Mike Endale, Founder & CEO - Moxit
  • Ramatoulie Jallow, Public Health Consultant and Health Communications Specialist; Connector and Administrator, Pan African Women in Health (PAWH)

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Leadership in Healthcare

 

Covid-19 lessons learned so far: Embracing crisis as an opportunity

A look at how COVID-19’s disruption of the healthcare industry has created opportunities for innovative organizations and leaders.

Speakers

  • Dr Adebajo Adewole, Managing Director/CEO - Alimosho Geeral Hospital
  • Dr Hala Daggash, Executive Director - Healthcare Leadership Academy
  • Irene Atuhairwe Duhaga, Technical Advisor – Nursing and Midwifery - Seed Global Health
  • Karen A.S Hendrickson, CEO - Rabito Clinic

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Women driving clinical innovation during a crisis

How can healthcare organisations emerge even stronger post-COVID19? Hear the female perspective in our all-female roundtable.

Speakers

  • Dr Elizabeth Wala, Global Advisor, Health and Nutrition - Aga Khan Foundation
  • Dr Mary Eyram Ashinyo, Deputy Director - Quality Assurance - Ghana Health Service HQ
  • Gillian Stewart, Industry Strategist - Life Sciences & Healthcare - Deloitte
  • Njide Ndili, Country Director - Pharmaccess Foundation
  • Prof Dr Salome Maswime, Head of Global Surgery - University of Cape Town

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Workshop: Key role of a “healthy” health sector in sustainable economic development

The workshop will delve into:

  • The role of health in the West African economic growth agenda
  • Supporting the health sector
  • Nigerian perspective
  • Health ministerial panel from selected countries in West Africa
  • Thinking about the Post-Covid space
  • Financing Universal Health Coverage
  • Ghanaian perspective

Speakers

  • Ben Akabueze, Director General: Budget Office - Federal Government of Nigeria
  • Clare Omatseye, President - West Africa Healthcare Federation (WAHF/FOASPS)
  • Dr Amit Thakker, Chairman - Africa Healthcare Federation
  • Dr Egbe Osifo-Dawodu, Founding Partner - Anadach Group
  • Dr Lucien Dossou-Gbété, Vice President - WAPHF/FOASPS
  • Dr Olusoji O. Adeyi, Senior Advisor for Human Development - World Bank Group
  • Hon. Dr Osagie Ehanire MD, Minister of Health - Federal Ministry of Health
  • Njide Ndili, Country Director - Pharmaccess Foundation
  • Samba Mamadou, Director General of Health - Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene

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Patient Safety

 

Quality and safety lessons learned from COVID in the African context

A discussion on the responses to COVID-19 from a quality perspective, along with key insights and recommended actions for quality management in the new normal.

Speakers

  • Dr Apollo Basenero, Chief Medical Officer - Ministry of Health and Social Services
  • Edgar Kalimba, Deputy CEO - King Faisal Hospital
  • Irene Ogongo, Founder & Lead Mentor - Nurses in Africa
  • Jacqui Stewart, Chief Executive Officer - The Council for Health Service Accreditation of Southern Africa (COHSASA)
  • Olawumi Oluborode, Executive Manager - The Society for Quality in Healthcare in Nigeria(SQHN)

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Health worker safety during COVID within an overwhelmed healthcare system

A focused discussion on infection prevention and control.

Speaker

  • Dr Abebola Olayinka, Professor of Medical Microbiology - Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital

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Bridging the gap in communicable diseases: The Future of Infection Prevention & Control (IPC)

COVID-19 is forcing healthcare organisations to take quick action to protect patients and staff from potential exposure within their facilities. This discussion will consider how healthcare institutions can bolster infection control processes and train their staff to better prepare for the future. Panellists will also share best practice in light of the pandemic.

Speakers

  • Dr Abiodun Egwuenu, AMR Programme Manager - Nigeria Centre for Disease Control
  • Dr Tochi Okwor, Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Prevention and Control Programme Coordinator - Nigeria Centre for Disease Control
  • Estelle Mbadiwe, Founding Partner - Ducit Blue Solutions
  • Prof Folasade Ogunsola, Honorary Consultant Microbiologist & Infectious Disease Specialist, Chairman - Infection Control Committee - Lagos University Teaching Hospital

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Ensuring safety in the CSSD, no matter if it’s in a resource restricted environment or a fancy hospital, apply the principles

Concepts to be covered:

  • Correct PPE for the task at hand
  • Proper cleaning technique
  • Verification of cleaning from the basics to the advanced

Speakers

  • Adele Colyn, Regional Infection Prevention and Control Manager - Netcare
  • Dr Georgia Alevizopoulou, Senior Manager, Clinical & Education - STERIS Infection Prevention Technologies
  • Stephen M Kovach, Educator - Healthmark Industries
  • Xana Jardine, Head of Education, Clinical Specialist, SafMed

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Public Health

 

UHC plans ‘pie in the sky’? – How the COVID-19 pandemic is shedding light on the best strategy for NHI

What is the best way to go about building NHI in South Africa now? Panellists will highlight the challenges and opportunities that the COVID-19 pandemic is shedding light on and discuss what the new strategy can look like.

Speakers

  • Dr Adiel Chikobvu, Director of Health Economics and Financing - Gauteng Department of Health
  • Dr Nicholas Crisp, Public Health Consultant - National Department of Health, Western Cape
  • Dr Pali Lehohla, Former Statistician-General South Africa; Founder - Pan African Institute for Evidence
  • Prof Morgan Chetty, Chief Executive Officer - KwaZulu Natal Managed Care Coalition Ltd, The IPA Foundation of SA
  • Rachaad Omar, Associate Director - Deloitte

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Workshop: Focusing on the communicable diseases agenda in Nigeria

The workshop will focus the Nigerian Health System and communicable diseases– specifically financing, provision, pharmaceuticals, supply chain issues and equipment for selected communicable diseases.

Speakers

  • Bukayo Hanidu, Health Management Consultant - Anadach Group
  • Clare Omatseye, President - West Africa Healthcare Federation (WAHF/FOASPS)
  • Dr Caroline Jehu Appiah, Director - Nigeria Country Office - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Dr Chibuzo Opara, MD/Chief Executive Officer - DrugStoc
  • Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director - Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)
  • Dr Egbe Osifo-Dawodu, Founding Partner - Anadach Group
  • Dr Enoma Alade, Founding Partner - Anadach Group
  • Dr Pamela Ajayi, Executve Committee Member - Healthcare Federation of Nigeria (HFN)
  • Dr Temitayo Odusote, Senior Tuberculosis Advisor - U.S Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Mories Atoki, Chief Executive Officer - African Business Coalition for Health (ABC Health)
  • Njide Ndili, Country Director - Pharmaccess Foundation
  • Tope Adeniyi, Chief Executive Officer - AXA Mansard Health

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Ethics, human rights & medico-legal issues regarding the COVID-19 pandemic: African cross-national perspectives

The panel will:

  • Discuss the ethical issues around vaccination testing for the COVID19 pandemic
  • Debate human rights issues related to treatment of those affected by COVID19 within different African countries

Speakers

  • Prof David Musyimi Ndetei, Prof of Psychiatry & Founding Director of the Africa Mental Health Foundation Kenya - University of Nairobi
  • Prof Julius Kipkemboi, Member, National Bioethics Committee; Associate Professor of Aquatic Sciences, Department of Biological sciences - Egerton University
  • Sylvester C. Chima, Associate Professor and Head: Programme of Bio & Research Ethics and Medical Law, College of Health Sciences - University of KwaZulu-Natal

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Supply Chain

 

Post-COVID, what have we learned about the supply chain, capacity and demand for local (African) medical devices manufactured products?

Is Africa's drug & medical device manufacturing industry ready to take the lead? This panel will discuss lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speakers

  • Ashraf Ismail, Marketing Director - Handel Street Automotive
  • Hubert Danso, CEO & Chairman - Africa Investor
  • Marlon Burgess, Chief Executive Officer - Afrisky Holdings
  • Rob Botha, Chief of Party: Global Health Supply Chain Technical Assistance (GH-SCTA) - Guidehouse

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SMEs in the healthcare supply chain

This panel will discuss:

  • How to increase the performance of SMEs in the healthcare supply chain
  • The competitive advantage of SME’s in the healthcare supply chain ecosystem

Speakers

  • Laurie Fuller, Executive Coach, Strategic Advisor - Stanford Seed
  • Regina Njima, Co-Founder & Managing Partner - Kizo Ventures
  • Supreet Singh Manchanda, Managing General Partner - Raiven Capital
  • Zoravar Singh, Managing Director: Real Estate Development & Investments - iJenga

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