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Wednesday 16 March 2022 16.00 (GMT) / 17.00 (WAT)

Nigeria is Africa's largest economy and most populous country, projected to become the world's third largest in terms of population by 2050. Yet its health outcomes are lagging, holding back progress and threatening the future of an otherwise dynamic nation.

This landmark Commission, written by a team of Nigeria experts working at institutions in country and around the world, has developed recommendations to reposition future policy to achieve universal health coverage and better health for all Nigerians. We present analysis and evidence to support a positive and realistic future for Nigeria by addressing historically intractable policy implementation challenges with a new narrative. We outline a comprehensive and pragmatic roadmap to boost investment and make best use of resources to ensure a healthy Nigeria takes the world stage in the coming decades.

Join the Lancet Nigeria Commissioners as they outline their key recommendations in discussion with distinguished guests from the health sector, representatives from government and special guest speaker, His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

Programme in brief


17.10 (WAT) / 16.10 (GMT)

Introduction & Presentation of the Commission

Prof Ibrahim Abubakar, Dean, UCL Faculty Population Health Sciences

17.25 (WAT) / 16.25 (GMT)

Message from the Guest of Honour

His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo

17.35 (WAT) / 16.30 (GMT)

Panel Discussion

Representatives from the Lancet Nigeria Commission

18.10 (WAT) / 17.10 (GMT)

Remarks by key stakeholders Including our supporters,

The Lancet and our funders ,The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

18.25 (WAT) / 17.25 (GMT)

Closing Remarks

18.30 (WAT) / 17.30 (GMT)

Event Close

Joining Instructions

This event will be streamed live via YouTube. A Joining link will be sent to registered attendees 24 hours prior to the event and 1 hour before. This event will be recorded.

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