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I am Dr Omosivie Maduka the LOC Chairman of the 58th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the NMA Rivers State Chapter.

I would love you to “Know Your Speakers” Part II.

Tuesday 24th July 2018 is pregnant and loaded with awesome activities at NMA House.

Did you know that there will be a second panel discussion between 2.30 and 3.45 pm on that day?

The topic for this discussion is “Health Care Financing: Confronting the Challenges of Universal Health Coverage and Service Delivery”.

The objectives of the panel discussion are to:

1. Conduct a situation/gap analysis of the state health financing landscape and identify next steps.

2. Raise awareness/sensitize Rivers healthcare providers on the Proposed Rivers State Health Insurance Programme

This panel will feature an array of experts in health care including:

1. Professor Princewill Chike: Hon Commissioner for Health, Rivers State

2. Dr Atamunotoru Stanford Anikara:Health Financing Specialist, USAID Health Finance & Governance (HFG) Project

3. Mrs Vivian Iwebo: Rivers State Coordinator, National Health Insurance Scheme

4. Dr Akinwunmi Fajola: Regional Community Health Manager, West Africa, SPDC

5. Dr Agba Harry: Permanent Secretary, RSPHCMB

6. Dr Okey Ibeabuchi: Medical Director, Palmers Hospitals

Moderating the discussion would be the erudite and experienced

Dr Siyeofori Dede: Coordinator Public Private Partnership on Health Insurance, RSPHCMB
&

Dr Vetty Agala: Head, Health Financing, RSMOH

We are poised to provide a robust discussion around the following issues

1. Health Financing landscape/ reforms in Nigeria & where Rivers State is?

2. The journey towards Universal Health Coverage, the role of Health Insurance.

3. What are the requirements, institutional arrangements required, where are the gaps and how do we get started?

4. What is the State Government doing to close the gaps?

5. What is the role of NHIS in sharing their lessons learned over the last 13 years of implementation in Nigeria?

6. What are the expectations of private sector from the state insurance program?

7. What is the role of PHC and what will be the working relationship between the RSPHCMB and SMOH in the Health Insurance Programme?

8. What are the lessons to learn from sucessful Community Based Health Insurance Schemes?

And lots more…

So please make it a date with us!

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NMA Rivers State AGM 2019 LOC Chairman Speaks…

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Distinguished Rivers Colleagues,

Imagine a scenario where health insurance was universal and provided #20,000 per capita per annum, and professional fees made up about 20% of medical bills. With an estimated seven million people in Rivers State, the average Rivers doctor, being responsible for the maintenance of about 5,000 Rivers lives, would earn at least N1.5 million monthly. This is the kind of vision statement I would expect from my professional association.

The purpose of an association like ours is to look after the general and common interests of members with regard to practice. We realize this purpose by monitoring the economic development and legislation in Medicine, making proposals and propositions, and issuing statements relating to these. Our association also instructs and advises members on matters concerning the practice of medicine by arranging meetings and courses, and by drawing up reports.

The time has come in the year when we meet with some fanfare to further our common practice interests. AGM 2019 coming up from the 4th to 10th of August 2019 is no longer news. Our Chairman, in her wisdom, put together a team she charged with organizing the kind of meeting and courses that would change the narrative of doctors in Rivers State coming together to further their common interests.

The AGM and other activities of the week are already provided for and are yours to attend free of charge. We expect every health establishment to acknowledge the AGM week and operate skeletally so as to allow members attend and participate actively. Please note that conference fees are not tied to attendance, not even for core conference activities. Conference fees only earn an attendee a PAPHSS certification and special welfare packages that include quality conference materials and gift items, and extra special conference meals.

The 2019 AGM week comes with the usual conference and meeting schedules but this time around it would have some new programmes that would make it unique.

In line with the theme for this year, and to announce the kick-off of the AGM week, there would be a fitness walk on Saturday, 3rd August, in partnership with the Ministry of Sports and all fitness instructors in Port Harcourt. The plan is for doctors to lead over 2000 persons on a walk/campaign to promote physical activity amongst residents of Rivers State.

Another novel activity expected at this year’s AGM week is a multi-center free specialist medical services in Port Harcourt that would require some of us to offer our clinical services or facilities for free. Radio announcements will call for patients to report for screening and appointment scheduling prior to Friday, 9th August when the programme will take place.

For the first time there will be a conference workshop that goes along with certification. The workshop is to be facilitated by the PSGSI AFRICAN PROGRAMME ON HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS SAFETY (PAPHSS). The workshop will hold over the two days of the conference.

Also happening alongside the conference and the AGM proper, would be a medical fair that would have major medical equipment and pharmaceutical companies exhibit and sell products at discounted rates. Other business related vendors would also be on hand to showcase their specialized products and services, all of which you cannot afford to miss.

Being an AGM with a difference, even the usual programmes promise to be worth sacrificing precious clinical man-hours for. I wish to use this medium to call on all doctors that practice and reside in Rivers State to keep the 3rd to 10th of August 2019 free and endeavour to attend and participate actively.

I look forward to seeing everyone of us at the AGM.

I am Dr Angus Ikpe, Chairman, 2019 AGM Organizing Committee.

Dr Angus Ikpe, Chairman, 2019 AGM Organizing Committee

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Message from the Chairman NMA Rivers State.

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From the State Chairman’s Desk

Dear colleagues, the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of our great and noble association is in a few weeks’ time, precisely from the 4th to 10th of August 2019.

We will be looking at the theme “Leveraging Social and Environmental Determinants of Health” and it promises to exceed expectations as we have put out a team we believe is equal to the task.

In this AGM we will be having a training workshop with global certification as well an award of 10 CME points, and registered members will get conference materials, souvenirs and meals throughout the conference.

We will also be doing a hospital based medical outreach in selected hospitals in Port Harcourt and we will be having a pre-AGM health walk with members of the public.

Like I said when we came on board, we will not be deducting registration fees from source and we trust you to register for this AGM without compulsion or coercion.

I trust you will play your part, as we build an NMA we can all be proud of. This AGM is ours and I expect you to attend even if you don’t register, as important matters will be discussed and decisions taken that will be binding to you and all.

I hope to see you in the AGM and I hope you take advantage of the ‘Early bird’ registration package currently running, if you are yet to register https://events.nmarivers.org.ng/app/event_desc.php?id=1.

Registration ends on the 14th of July 2019 to enable proper planning and organization.

Thank you, once again for the trust you reposed on me to lead our association, I do not take it for granted.

Yours in service,

Dr Obelebra Adebiyi,

Chairman NMA Rivers State.

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Like you know, the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Medical Association Rivers State Chapter is around the corner and registration is on.

The ‘Promo’ registration package has expired, and the ‘Early Bird’ registration package is currently on; and it is time to take this opportunity.

Why not save cost, and pay now.

The Theme for this year’s AGM is “Leveraging Social and Environmental Determinants of Health” and it promises to exceed expectations.

Registration is now open for the event that holds from the 4th – 10th of August 2019.

Registration closes on the 14th of July 2019.

Early Bird: #10,000

Regular: #15,000 (From 1st of July 2019)

Registration is simple:

* Click on this link https://events.nmarivers.org.ng/app/event_desc.php?id=1

* Click on Registration, fill the form generated and then submit.

* Click on the Make Payment button.

* Pay with your card.

This process is simple.

Why not save cost, register now!

For more enquires: 📞 07964825360

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