Njide Ndili

Country Director, PharmAccess Foundation, Nigeria

    Ms Njide Ndili is the Country Director for PharmAccess Foundation, an International NGO dedicated to facilitating affordable access to quality health care in Africa by stimulating investments in the healthcare industry through partnerships with the private sector and government institutions. She directs activities that support demand-side financing, supply-side quality improvement using SafeCare© Methodology, and activities to improve access to financing for healthcare small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through the Medical Credit Fund. Ms Ndili’s experience in the healthcare industry spans decades in the United States and Nigeria, and she has worked as a consultant to several healthcare organisations. She has an MSc in Health Economics, Policy, and Management from London School of Economics, an AMP from INSEAD Business School, MBA from the University of Houston, Post Graduate Diploma in Finance, and B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Nigeria. Ms Ndili is currently serving as a Commissioner for the Governing Health Futures 2030 Commission.

    5:05pm – 6:05pm EAT

    Monday, 8 March 2021 Day 1

    From strategy to implementation: on the pathways of the continent’s youngest countries towards digital transformations in health

    Hosted by Governing Health Futures: The Lancet & Financial Times Commission

    The Governing Health Futures 2030 Commission is exploring the convergence of digital health and artificial intelligence with universal health coverage (UHC), with a focus on the health and well-being of children and young people. The Commission is gathering information on different approaches to digital transformation of health systems, particularly in countries with large populations of young people under 25. In 2020, the Commission conducted a study on ten African countries with young populations (Cameroon, DRC, Ethiopia, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda) to better understand national priorities and activities for strengthening digitally-enabled health systems, barriers to implementation, and the extent to which the needs and views of young people have factored in these efforts to date.

    This session will provide an opportunity to hear the findings from the Commission’s study, and to contribute further insights on the experiences of African countries in developing and implementing digital health strategies.