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Jan 18, 2024, 09:25

Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu: Women in Healthcare Nigeria

Dr. Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu, Chairperson First Ladies against Cancer Nigeria and Founder Medicaid Cancer Foundation, shared on LinkedIn:

“I’m thrilled to announce the launch of Women in Healthcare, a non-governmental organization, dedicated to empowering and connecting women across all healthcare specialties, encompassing both the public and private sectors.

Along with other professional women who have established worthy careers, networks and businesses in the health space, we aim to create a platform that fosters career and personal growth through educational meetings and mentorship programs. This brilliant idea is the brainchild of Dr Modupe Elebute-Odunsi , the CEO of Marcelle Ruth Cancer Centre & Specialist Hospital . She keeps coming up with laudable initiatives. Since the advent of her Marcelle Ruth just 3 years ago, over 3000 patients with cancer have accessed various care modalities at the center.

Now this. Imagine a space where:
• Medical professionals, nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, wellness practitioners, mental health specialists, health finance experts, and technologists can collaborate and learn from each other.
• Experienced leaders mentor emerging professionals, creating a circle of guidance and support.
• Workshops, webinars, and training sessions equip you with the latest knowledge and skills in leadership development, career advancement, and industry trends.

By joining forces, we can:
• Advocate for gender parity in healthcare leadership.
• Address gender-specific challenges in the healthcare industry.
• Share best practices and innovative solutions to improve healthcare delivery.
. Reduce brain drain /professional flight to high income countries.

You can follow the launch event virtually on
Date: January 31st 2024
Time: 10:00am

Register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7UljkIzd2wdAQO1loBhcZ6ikI8lMKR-v6I57nYI-QPMgYTg/viewform

*Physical attendance is strictly by invitation*

Follow on @womeninhealthcarenetwork for updates and virtual event opportunities.

Together, we can make a difference in the healthcare landscape of our nation.

Spread the word! Share this post and invite your colleagues, friends, and family to join our network.

I look forward to connecting with you!

Dr. Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu. MBBS, MRCPCH, MTrop (Paed)
Founding Member, Women in Healthcare”

Source: Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu / LinkedIn

Her Excellency Dr. Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu is the First Lady of Kebbi State, a global cancer advocate, a pediatrician, a UICC Board Member, a Founder of the Medicaid Cancer Foundation, and the Chairperson of First Ladies Against Cancer (FLAC), a coalition of the spouses of current and former state governors in Nigeria who are working to address gaps in the cancer continuum of care. In her role as the First Lady of Kebbi State, Dr Bagudu is working with the state ministries of health, education, and women affairs to implement programs to sustainably improve menstrual hygiene, girl-child education, economic empowerment of women, and put an end to gender-based violence. Her Excellency is a member of the Editorial Board of OncoDaily.