Introducing HALA Social Intelligence (#HALAsi)… World Malaria Day 2013

Welcome to HALA Social Intelligence (#HALAsi), an intellectual platform to spur key health conversations in Africa

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HALA Social Intelligence (#HALAsi) is purely an intellectual platform to engage key stakeholders across Nigeria & Africa’s healthcare space to stir deep conversations by top level managers, government officials, experts, social entrepreneurs, innovators and other change-makers. Its sole purpose is to spur constructive discussions on our health challenges in Africa as a means of raising awareness on key issues as well as offering insightful solutions.

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#HALAsi 1: “Home-grown Solutions to combat Malaria: Challenges, Breakthroughs, & Trends”.

Our maiden #HALAsi series is being done as our contribution to the commemoration of this year’s WORLD MALARIA DAY with a week-long series of articles under the theme: “Home-grown Solutions to combat Malaria: Challenges, Breakthroughs, & Trends”. The National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) is in charge of coordinating Nigeria’s efforts in the fight against malaria and it has been galvanizing policies and critical issues on malaria. The National focus has been on the active promotion of Prompt and Effective Case Management with ACTs, Intermittent Prevention Therapy in pregnancy and Integrated Vector Management. Yet, even with these well articulated strategies and free distribution of long-lasting insecticide-treated nests (LLIN), our statistics on their actual uptake by the individuals shows that there is a huge gap of practical knowledge to influence behavioural change. Highlighting critical facts like these is the essence of the this program as the world currently focuses on the malaria issue.

Up for Discussion:

  1. Statistics, misconceptions and the everyday reality of Malaria in Nigeria: By Dr. Ngozi Murphy-Okpala, Executive Director, HALA
  2. A Nigerian Trio in Malaria: Over-diagnosis,  the Chloroquinne mystic & malaria in pregnancy: By Prof. Wellington Oyibo, Consultant Medical Parasitologist, LUTH
  3. Distribution and the actual use of Long-Lasting Insecticide treated Nets: By Dr. Nnenna Ezeigwe, National Cordinator, NMCP
  4. Celebrating World Malaria Day: The Problems & where we are Now: By Sir. Patrick Ikemefuna (Chairman, World Malaria Day Committee)
  5. Making the business of fake Anti-Malaria drugs not profitable in Nigeria through mobile phone technology: By Mr. Lawrence Nwosu, Sproxil Inc.
Meet our Panelists
Prof. Wellington A. Oyibo

Prof. Wellington Oyibo
Consultant Medical Parasitologist, LUTH

Dr. Nnenna Ezeigwe

Dr. Nnenna Ezeigwe
National Cordinator, NMCP

Sir. Patrick Ikemefuna

Sir. Patrick Ikemefuna
Chairman, World Malaria Day Committee

Dr. Ngozi Murphy-Okpala Executive Director, HALA

Dr. Ngozi Murphy-Okpala
Executive Director, HALA

 

 

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