2019 AfriHealth Expo Overview


In all of life affairs as well as in business there’s always a day to give account, and for us in Nigeria Healthcare Expo it was on the 16th -18th of October 2019; these were the days that we had the High and the Mighty in the Nigeria Health industry gathered at the Atrium Event Center Port-Harcourt to participate in the 5th Nigeria Healthcare Expo. It was indeed the biggest Healthcare Promotion and Entrepreneurship event ever held in Nigeria. That was our own period of rendering account and we were able to give good account and delivered a well packaged event.

This 3day event had over 100 exhibitors from within and outside the country exhibiting different Healthcare, Pharmaceutical and Lifestyle Products; we also had other events going on at the same time in other designated halls at the venue; these include: Workshops on Patient Safety by Ehi Iden (OSHM), Health Insurance by Dr. Ogeoma Ukeka and the Master-classes for the community Pharmacists and Private Medical Doctors on Hypertension and Family Planning sponsored by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Phillips Pharmaceuticals and Mariae Stopes international. The attendance for the Master- classes were quite impressive. The community Pharmacists and the private Doctors did not disappoint. There were 10 other Presentations and Lectures one of which was Delivered by Dr. Mrs. Bernadette Korubo of St. Patrick`s Hospital Port-Harcourt. Over 20 Free Exhibition booths were given to Hospitals and Eye Clinics to conduct Free Medical Checks and Eye Screenings; our findings revealed that more than 1000 people were attended to in the 3 days. The event was as expository as it was interesting, enabling the over 1500 participants the opportunity and privilege to unwind, Learn, Network and Discover latest Innovations and Products in the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Equipment business in Nigeria.

On the evening of the last day being Friday 18th October, we had the Awards presentations and Face of Healthcare Pageant. It was a night to remember as awards of excellence were given out to some notable Healthcare providers who have contributed immensely in the development of the Healthcare industry in Nigeria; they include Pharm. Mazi Samuel Ohuabunwa PSN President, Prof Samuel Ohaegbulam CMD Memfys Hospital Enugu, Prof. Henry Ugboma CMD UPTH, and Prof. Etebu Ebitimetula VC Bayelsa State Medical University, Dr. Adeyeye Arigbabuwo HCPAN National President, Dr. Mrs ibitoroke George Opuda Chairman R/S AMLSN, Dr. Innocent Ekwem MD Ebony Hospital, Dr. Otonye Danagogo, Dr. Luckys Okparanyote MD Capitol hill hospital Warri, Chief Dr .Reddy Premranjan and many others. The face of Healthcare beauty pageant was classy and entertaining: It was won by Chioma Ndego a 2nd year Medical student of the University of Port-Harcourt who contested as “Miss Pharmacy”; coincidentally in the presence of the National President of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria Pharm. Mazi Samuel Ohuabunwa. And the obviously excited PSN President in his remarks expressed his love and appreciation to the organizers and promised to throw his weight behind the event in 2020.

The large turnout of over 1500 Participants and the over

100 Exhibitors that participated in the event was unprecedented and beyond our expectations. And so we therefore wish to express our profound gratitude and appreciation to the Rivers-State Government, Companies and Hospitals that sponsored this great event and they include: Pfizer, PPC Healthcare, Mariae Stopes International, Phillips Pharmaceuticals, DCL Laboratories, University of Port-Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), Memfys Hospital Enugu, Meridian Hospital Port-Harcourt, Save a life Hospital Port- Harcourt, Lakeshore cancer center and New you wellness Hospital Port-Harcourt.

And in the same vein we appreciate some of the notable personalities that attended the event and they include Mazi Samuel Ohuabunwa PSN National President, Dr. Iyke Odo AGPMPN National president, Dr. Chijioke Manda Director of Medical Services Rivers-State, Prof Samuel Ohaegbulam CMD Memmfys Hospital Enugu, Dr. Golden Owhonda Director of Public Health Rivers- State, Dr. Ekanem Director RSPHB, Dr. jide Onyekwelu National Editor AGPMPN, Dr. Sylva Ezievuo Chairman AGPMPN Anambra State, Dr. Da-wariboko Chairman AGPMPN Rivers-state, Dr. Joseph Olawuyi Secretary AGPMPN Rivers-State, Pharm Chima Ogbu R/S PSN Chairman, PHARM Agbonma Esom-ibe Chairman R/S ACPN, Dr Mrs. Ibitoroko George- Opuda Chairman R/S AMLSN, Dr.Umeh Obi Ponyx Clinics, Chief Dr Ben Okpala Rivon Clinics, Dr. POS Obele Sonabel Hospitals, Dr. Patrick Ohia Morning Star Hospitals, Dr. Okey Ibeabuchi, Pastor Chinedu Solomon Vice President Southsouth GMLD, Dr. Mrs. Vetty agala Chairlady of R/S MWAN, Dr.ifeanyi Nwankwo National President HEMDDAN, Elder Umana MD Healthcare Equipment Ltd, Dr. Chukwuma 2nd National Vice President AGPMPN, Chief Sir Boniface Ebugosin MD Ebus Pharmacy, Chief Nabil Saleh President Port-Harcourt Chamber of commerce and many others too numerous to mention. Also worthy of our appreciation are the state EXCOs and members of the association of community Pharmacists and Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria that trouped out en-mass to participate in the Master-classes as

sponsored by Pfizer, Phillips Pharmaceutical Nigeria Ltd and Mariae Stopes international. Also to be appreciated and profoundly too are our partners who worked day and night, leaving no stone unturned to make sure success was achieved, they include: Kakiva Cosmetics, Prince Mega Cosmetics, TND Press, Christopher Uduak { Media }, Ichewealth, Omor Emmanuel, Memories Studios, Klassic Photography, Daniel Danny, DJ joenel, Kachi Sounds, Obis & Functions, The Organizers and the Port-Harcourt Chamber of commerce. We must thank in a special way Pharmacists Agbomma Esom-ibe and Pharmacists Adaeze Aroh for believing in us and Mobilising the entire community Pharmacists in Rivers- State to the event, we thank you. Also in the same vein we appreciate Dr. DaWariboko and Dr Olawuyi for Mobilising the private Doctors in Rivers-state. Thank you to all the Pharmacists, Doctors and other Healthcare Providers that attended this event we appreciate you all.

It is worthy of mention that the event did not take place without shortcomings and obvious mistakes as pointed out by some of our friends and participants; all these we have noted; please inbox us if you observed anything you think we can improve on or have any idea on how to

make the event better. We promise to work on them, so that in the next Edition we would come out better and stronger. Healthcare is for all of us.

Nigeria Healthcare Expo is the biggest Healthcare Promotion and Entrepreneurship event that takes place annually in Port-Harcourt organized by Nigerians. I make bold to say that the Healthcare industry in Nigeria is moving toward reclaiming its lost glory of being one of the best in the world. This 2019 edition was indeed an awesome and excellent event. The 2020 Edition comes up on the 21st – 23rd of October also in Port- Harcourt; you are cordially invited, please save the date.

And so finally on behalf of my staff and team members I say a big thank you to the Almighty God who stood by us from the beginning to the end. God bless the Healthcare industry in Nigeria and God bless Nigeria.


Dr CJAY Chijioke Mbelu

CEO AfriHealth Expo


You are invited to make it a date with us either as an Individual, Professional body or Company so that together we shall take Healthcare Delivery in Nigeria to another level of Excellence. Once again this event is essentially free to individuals but you can be a Sponsor and can also Launch, Exhibit and Present your flagship products in this event. There are also spaces for advert placement in the event magazine.
For enquiries, please kindly send an email to newyoudoctor@gmail.com or call +2349095951763 or send WhatsApp message to +2348033392202.
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