Strengthening Health Systems in Nigeria

3-5th May 2016, Abuja

The SCORE 2016 Conference was hosted and facilitated by Setraco Nigeria Ltd.

The audience included government representatives, including special guest of honour, Her Excellency, Mrs Aisha Buhari, wife of the President of Federal Republic of Nigeria represented by Mrs Amina Bello wife of Niger State Governor; the Ministry of Health; industry and NGO representatives as well as a breadth of specialist sickle health care workers. There were also a number of sickle cell patients present.

During the course of the two days, speakers, both local and international covered a variety of SCD-related subjects and issues. These discussions included recent advances in bone marrow transplant to the use of Hydroxycarbamide in managing the condition from an economically challenged environment. Topics also covered were the difficulties and success stories in setting up a transfusion service. The local teams then presented the delivery of health education to more remote communities and the challenges faced by community health care teams. 

Hadiza Buhari was appointed SCORE Ambassador 2016 and Mrs Fatima Shema, wife of the former governor of Katsina, received the Recognition Award 2016. 

Mrs Aisha Buhari founder of Future Assured Project in support of sickle cell management in Nigeria. In attendance Prof Baba Inusa, Vice-Chair Sickle Cell Cohort Research - SCORE ; led by Prof Abdullahi Abba, ABU Zaria