Egbe Osifo-Dawodu 
Anadach Group


Wednesday September 7th,2011 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm, EST

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Anadach Series Webinar #1

Nigeria has one of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world. Horror stories from Nigerian hospitals are not uncommon. Are you wondering what the Federal Government is doing to respond to these challenges? Are you trying to figure out how to improve the health system? 

Please join the Honorable Minister of State for Health, Dr Muhammud Ali Pate, via a Webinar on September 7th 2011  between 2  to 3 pm EST. The Honorable Minister is also a member of the newly formed economic team.  He will be sharing the Nigerian Government's approach to address some of the key health issues. He also wants to hear from you! What questions have you been wanting to ask?

This is the first in the series of Anadach Webinars targeting African Health Professionals in the Diaspora.  Please send any questions you might have to  There will be an opportunity to ask the Honorable Minister these questions and others after his presentation.

For more information on the Webinar and to register, please click go to and look under the new events tabs. Please feel free to forward to other friends or colleagues who may be interested. Participation is limited so please register as soon as possible.



Dr Pate is Minister of State for Health in Nigeria. His appointment in July, 2011 follows his success as the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) in Nigeria. He also serves on the agenda committee of the World Economic Forum. Dr Pate is an American Board-Certified MD in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, with an MBA (Health Sector Concentration) from Duke University. He also has a Masters in Health System Management from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Global Health of the Duke University Global Health Institute. He is also a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Vaccination and Humanitarian Emergencies at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva.



Fiemu Nwariaku, MD – Associate Dean for the Office of Global Health, Associate Professor and Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.  He is the holder of the Malcolm O. Perry, Professorship in Surgery.  He received his medical degree from University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria and completed his surgical residency at UT Southwestern Medical Center where he also spent two years as a Research Fellow. He currently has an interest in endocrine and minimally invasive surgery.  He maintains an active NIH-funded laboratory studying endothelial signaling during inflammation and angiogenesis.  His clinical interests are in thyroid cancer, hormonally active adrenal tumors and primary hyperparathyroidism.Dr. Nwariaku has held significant interest in Global Health in general and surgical disparities, in particular, and was recently named Associate Dean for the Office of Global Health at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His new plans for global health will encompass exchange programs, global research consortia and telemedicine opportunities, as well as identifying funding opportunities to advance global health missions. Dr. Nwariaku served as President of the Association for Academic Surgery during which time he created the global affairs committee for that association.  He has been a leading force in teaching and developing medical training initiatives in West Africa, South America, China, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Dr. Nwariaku serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Surgical Research and the Journal of Thyroid Research, and as an invited reviewer for journals including the American Journal of Surgery, African Health Sciences and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.



Dr Egbe Osifo-Dawodu is a founding partner at Anadach Group. She was previously an Adviser at the new Innovation Practice at the World Bank Institute. Prior to that, she managed the Human Development Group at the World Bank Institute. Egbe has over 23 years experience in the healthcare industry.She holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management and an MSc from Oxford University.