17th Middle East & Africa Nephrology Forum - Dubai. Held 24th - 27th March 2022

A session at the 17th Middle East & Africa Nephrology Forum - Dubai. Held 24th - 27th March 2022
Adcem's MD and Fresenius representatives at the 17th Middle East & Africa Nephrology Forum - Dubai
A cross session at the 17th Middle East & Africa Nephrology Forum - Dubai. Held 24th - 27th March 2022
Nigeria delegates with Fresenius representatives at the 17th Middle East & Africa Nephrology Forum -Dubai
Brands present at the 17th Middle East & Africa Nephrology Forum - Dubai
Adcem at the 34th Nigerian Association of Nephrology Conference (NANCONF) event. Theme: Preventive Nephrology. Sub theme: Congenital anomalies of kidney and urinary tract held at the Ibom Hall Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State.
Cross Section of The MD, Adcem and Staff of Adcem at the NANCONF event.
MD, Adcem with a Guest at the Event - Professor Amirah.
President and Secretary, Nigerian Association of Nephrology Nurses with Adcem Team.
Adcem Stand at the 34th NANCONF 2022 event.
Event Venue - Ibom Hall, Uyo Akwa-Ibom State
The NANCONF event.










UNTH Enugu in collaboration with Adcem Heathcare to mark "WORLD KIDNEY DAY" 11th March 2021





Adcem Heathcare Ltd teaming up with EKSUTH to mark "WORLD KIDNEY DAY" 11th March 2021.... Tagged: Living Healthy with Kidney Disease






The Healthcare Federation of Nigeria (HFN) paid advocacy courtesy visits to strategic healthcare stakeholders in Nigeria, namely; The Nigerian Senate, The Nigerian House of Representatives, Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health, and Nigeria Exports Processing Zones, restating private sector commitment to collaborate with government to strengthen and improve the healthcare sector in Nigeria.







The Building

The Governor Approaching The Building For Commissioning


Commssioning of the building by the state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and the Lions Club International District Governor, Lion Adedipe.

Adcem's address at the commissioning

Inside the treatment room

On the 25th June, 2020, the building with the state of the art dialysis machines and other equipment were commissioned by the Ondo state governor, His excellency, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. The event also doubled as the project hand over by the Lions Clubs International District 404A1, headed by the District Governor, Lion Adekunle Adedipe to the government/hospital.  Adcem Healthcare Limited as the technical partner, will leverage its over 28 years’ experience in the sector to manage and maintain all the equipment and supply all consumables to be used at the center.


This project will go a long way in bringing succour to patients living with kidney diseases within Akure and its environs, as they will no longer have to travel far to get adequate treatment at a reasonable cost.

Nephrology Nurses Training organized by Adcem Healthcare Limited
Held from  2nd to 6th  March 2020

Nephrology Nurses update training on Haemodialysis and Peritoneal dialysis. Which includes one of the services Adcem Healthcare offers to the Nigerian Renal Healthcare sector, to ensure that the professional in the renal healthcare space continue to practice a high standard dialysis care to patients that requires Kidney Treatment.

The MD of Adcem Healthcare Limited giving the opening address

Cross Section of the training

Peritoneal Dialysis Demonstration on Continous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis(CAPD)

Clincal section at Adcem LUTH Dialysis Center

The facilitator with some participants

One of the participants receiving her Update Training Certificate

Participants displaying their training certificates

Group photo with the facilitator and Adcem Healthcare representative

Kidney Foundation for Africa

As done yearly, Adcem Healthcare was one of the sponsors of the Kidney Foundation for Africa's (KFA) World Kidney Day 2020 event, which was held at the Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The special guest of the event was the first lady of Lagos state, Dr. Mrs. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu and the keynote address was delivered by the Minister of health, whom was duly represented by Dr. Bello.

The morning session was a public lecture delivered by guest speakers from North, East, West and South Africa, sharing their experiences about kidney healthcare in their respective region.

The afternoon session was panel discussion, where the panelists focused on the status, challenges and recommendations for the Nigerian kidney healthcare sector. Among the panelists, was Adcem Healthcare MD, Mr. Adeyemi Adewole.



Adcem healthcare was at the University of Lagos campus to join the World Kidney Day awareness walk within the campus and also assisted in conducting screening test for the people that turned out for the event.


Adcem healthcare joined others in taking the awareness to the grass root by visiting the palace of the King of Igando town of Alimosho Local Government, Lagos state.
At the palace, a sensitization exercise was carried out by the healthcare professionals, followed by screening test for the people that were present.


ADCEM healthcare also joined Leadway assurance for World Kidney Day awareness walk around Iponri area of Lagos state,followed by screening test.

Kidney Health Awareness Walk

To conclude this year's event, Adcem Healthcare joined KFA and others for the Kidney health awareness walk in GRA Ikeja, Lagos, on Saturday, 14th March 2020.

Catheter Insertion Training at UNTH Enugu.

On the 24th February, 2020, Adcem with one of her major technical partner, Medcomp, was at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu to conduct a catheter insertion training for a cross section of healthcare professionals of the hospital. Medcomp is a global leader in vascular access device technology.

The first part of the training was a classroom session, facilitated by Mr. Hatem Lufti, Medcomp Sales Manager for Middle East and Africa. This was to highlight Medcomp catheter product range and promote product knowledge awareness for the training participants.
The final part of the training was a hands-on session. Practical catheter insertion procedure on real patients were first carried out by the senior doctors, under the guidance of Mr. Lufti, demonstrating what was taught during the classroom session. In the end, a total of 13 catheter insertion procedures were carried out by the participants.
As a company, this is a testament of Adcem's relentless commitment to support the Nigerian renal care industry, through provision of world class technology driven innovations as well as training and re-training of healthcare professionals.

tams Summit & Awards themed Charting Nigeria's PATH TO GROWTH
playing by the rules of work, wealth and well-being held at MUSON Centre
Onikan, Lagos.

A Glimpse of World Kidney Day 2019 - Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere

March 14th, 2019 was a remakable day for us at ADCEM. We collaborated with several health organisations in promoting kidney health.

Adcem Healthcare in collaboration with Lagos University Teaching Hospital
(LUTH) at Makoko Lagos State

Adcem Healthcare promoting world kidney day with Kidney care Centre, Ondo

IDO Ekiti
Adcem at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti for the world kidney
day awareness

Adcem in collaboration with Renal Dialysis Centre, Ikeja Lagos.

ADCEM's presentation on Apheresis and its application kidney Transplantation
at the Public Health organised by Kidney Foundation for Africa.

Team ADCEM - promoting kidney health.

Kidney health awareness walk at Ikeja organised by Renal Dialysis Centre.

"Mr Adeyemi Adewole, MD Adcem Pharmaceuticals LTD at the
Send-forth party of the out-going PSN President,Pharm. Ahmed I.Yakasai.
The event was capped by the unveiling of the Safe Medicines Foundation(SMF)
which is in continuation of Pharmacist Yakasai's quest to promote
rational prescribing and use of safe medicine accessible to patients".
Representative of Adcem Healthcare Limited during the Training
and Installation of COM.TEC Apheresis machine at St. Nicholas
Hospital, Campbell Street, Lagos.

2018 Interventional Nephrology Workshop by ISN Renal Sister
Centre at Usman Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital,Sokoto.

2017 IFC Global Manufacturing Conference

Nigerian Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah and CEO Adcem, Adeyemi Adewole at the 2017 IFC Global Manufacturing conference which held at Dusseldorf, Germany.

Managing Director/CEO, Adeyemi Adewole being interviewed at the 2017 IFC Global Manufacturing Conference.

CEO Adcem, Adeyemi Adewole and the Marketing & Sales Manager Mr Dogan Servet Aksu at Polifarma Pharmaceutical Industry and Trade Inc.

L-R: CEO Regional HUB, Fresenius Medical Care, North West Central Africa , Georg Koch; Managing Director/CEO, Adcem Pharmaceuticals Limited, Adeyemi Adewole; and Executive Vice President EEMEA, Fresenius Medical Care, Joachim Seyfang, at the 4th German-African Healthcare Symposium in Berlin, Germany.

Sustainable Business Examples from Around the World – Canada and Nigeria

Adcem features on the United Nations 'Principles for Responsible Management' (PRME) news blog. The company is identified as a good example of a local business in Nigeria front lining socio-economic impact and sustainability.Read More


MD/CEO of Adcem Pharmaceuticals Limited, Adeyemi Adewole with Director, Enterprise Development Centre, Peter Bamkole and the Alumni coordinator Nnenna Ugwu


At ADCEM, we are constantly looking for innovative and creative ways to deliver quality and affordable healthcare. Driven by our passion to reach more lives, we are continuously involved in initiatives across the globe


Global Social Benefit Institute

2017 Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI) Program organized by Miller Center for Social Enterprise, Santa Clara University, California U.S.A. Adcem was one of the 30 semi-finalists out of over 275 applications received.

Miller Center is the largest and most successful university-based social enterprise accelerator in the world.

MD/CEO, Adcem Pharmaceuticals, Adeyemi Adewole with Cassandra Staff the COO, Miller Center for Social Enterprise, Santa Clara University, California U.S.A

Stanford Seed- Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, West Africa

Seed is a Stanford Graduate School of Business initiative, working to end the cycle of global poverty.

Adcem completed the Stanford Seed transformation program which provided us access to a coach, an intern and quality resources required to activate a transformation plan to grow and scale the company. Adcem remains part of the Stanford Seed network.

MD/CEO, Adcem Pharmaceuticals, Adeyemi Adewole with some team members of Stanford Seed at Stanford University, U.S.A

Why Nigeria Should Embrace Peritoneal Dialysis For Kidney Diseases -Adcem MD

Pharm. Adeyemi Adewole is the managing director and CEO of Adcem Pharmaceuticals Limited. Established 25 years ago, the company is a leading provider of renal care services in Nigeria; its subsidiary Adcem Healthcare Limited, was birthed a few years ago. In this interview with Pharmanews, Adewole who is currently using Adcem Pharmaceuticals Limited to target local production of important renal care pharmaceutical products, speaks on the challenges facing the provision of renal care services in Nigeria and why he went into provision of renal care solution at a time very few people were into the sector. He also speaks on why Nigeria should embrace peritoneal dialysis (PD) products as a means of expanding access to dialysis.Read More


Using 'social enterprise' as key driver, the symposium aimed at elevating awareness among individuals in the health and non-health sectors on public health challenges, particularly as it affects those at the bottom of the pyramid.

Present at the symposium, were multisector providers of health care services, long-standing members of the business community, the media, representatives of international development agencies, the academia, and several young entrepreneurs. The keynote speakers at the event were: Professor Chris Ogbechie – Chairman, Diamond Bank PLC and Centre Director, First Bank of Nigeria Sustainability Centre, Lagos Business School. Ms. Nonny Ugboma – Executive Secretary, MTN Nigeria Foundation.

The panellists were:

Dr. Ebun Bamgboye - Consultant Nephrologist and Clinical Director, St. Nicholas Hospital. Dr. Bamgboye emphasised the need for Social Enterprise in Renal Healthcare to relieve the burden of care faced by patients with impaired renal function.

Dr. Lolu Ojo - Chairman, National Drug Distribution Committee, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria and a provider of quality and affordable drugs. Dr Ojo campaigned for increased participation of private individuals in improving healthcare for the sake of humanity.

Mr. Peter Bamkole - Director, Enterprise Development Centre, Pan Atlantic University, and human capacity builder emphasised the need for social enterprise to solve problems.

Dr. Pamela Ajayi - Managing Director, Path Care Laboratories and Host, Doctors on Air. Dr Ajayi proposed the provision of affordable screening exercise and setting up of standard diagnostics centers.

Dr. Orode Doherty – Paediatrician and Country Director, Africare Nigeria moderated the discussion bringing to bear her vast experience.

Mr. Tosin Awosika - Managing Director and CEO, Healthcare International Nigeria introduced the insurance angle, analysing the benefits of healthcare insurance.

The event kicked off with opening remarks by the Chairman of the event, Chief O.I Akinkugbe (CFR, CON) and the unveiling of the new logo for Adcem Pharmaceuticals.

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, during his remarks emphasised the inability of government alone to adequately finance Nigeria's healthcare while ensuring optimal service delivery. In his statement, an allocation of just 5% to the health sector in the face of series of health challenges confronting the country is inadequate. Therefore, he called on social entrepreneurs to support the government; everyone's input is required to support the system.

The first keynote address delivered by Professor (Sir) Chris Ogbechie discussed the provision of innovative solutions to societal problems through investor participation. He cited two examples of successful social enterprise initiatives in the health care sector:

Eye Foundation Hospital founded by Dr Kunle Hassan. The facility provides state of the art eye care at very low costs. He noted that the hospital has more ophthalmologists than any state government in Nigeria.

Mobicare, with speciality in Maternal and Child care. The enterprise was founded by two Nigerian doctors. While identifying access to funds, scalability of concepts and social values as key issues, he affirmed the significant importance and role of social enterprise in healthcare.. This, according to Professor Ogbechie, remains the surest way to guarantee affordable quality healthcare for Nigeria, building scale and ameliorating gaps in public sector provisions.

In the second keynote address, Ms Nonny Ugboma drawing from her experience as the Executive Secretary of the MTN Foundation commended the partnership between the Foundation and Adcem. She acknowledged that as a result of this and other collaborations, a sizeable number of Nigerians now have access to healthcare amenities that would otherwise have been out of their reach.

Key requirements for a successful social enterprise adopted by the MTN Foundation include:

Gap Identification and need definition Partnership definition and partnership identification; Effective execution, management and performance monitoring; Affordable pricing; Risk identification and sustainability. According to Ms Ugboma, the foundation has largely recorded huge success. However, this success is not devoid of challenges, notably the difficulty in overcoming government bureaucracy. Notwithstanding, she urged private institutions and well meaning Nigerians to take up social enterprise as a means of giving back to the society.

The Panel discussants represented various sectors of healthcare, as well as enterprise development. As such, the discussion reflected ideas from various viewpoints. Highlights from their contributions are as follows:

With a backdrop of the need to increase healthcare coverage scale, the importance for the National Healthcare Insurance scheme to cover a broader range of illnesses, including terminal diseases, was emphasised. Specifically, it was noted that a savings culture of N30.00 a day for healthcare insurance and N10.00 a day for medical check-up can guarantee an individual's annual medical check-up and health insurance. With 50% of Nigerians under health insurance, the problem of funding will be greatly reduced.

One out of five Nigerians has some form of kidney failure. Every year, 17,000 of these patients require dialysis and only 2,000 are currently getting dialysis, leaving 15,000 to die due to the paucity of access and affordability of treatment. -Dr. Ebun Bamgboye

"There is a pressing need to address the healthcare needs of people in rural communities, in terms of affordable drugs. Entrepreneurs can provide and supply these drugs to the communities". -Dr Lolu Ojo

"The very heart of social enterprise is solving problems" -Mr Peter Bamkole

"If you have 50% of Nigerians insured, the problem of funding will be greatly reduced" -Mr Tosin Awosika

"Social enterprise can be deployed by providing affordable basic screening for diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hepatitis B etc". -Dr Pamela Ajayi

From the discussion, all discussants agreed to the need for increased participation by all to improve the access of people at the bottom of the pyramid to quality and affordable healthcare.

Following the panel discussion was an interactive session that enabled the audience to participate in the conversation.

Other key points highlighted for success in social enterprise border on mindset re-orientation, disease prevention rather than cure, positive engagement with the public, increased funding for the sector through various collaborations and more.

Ms. Niniola Soleye, the Managing Director of Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh Health Trust (DRASA) proposed social enterprise in Public health awareness campaign and the education and training of healthcare professionals.

In his Closing Remarks, the President of Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) Alhaji Yakassai lauded the vision of Adcem Pharmaceuticals and her commitment towards developing the health sector. He further commended the decision of the company to diversify into the local production of Parenteral Pharmaceuticals, making high quality and affordable medicines that will be available to low income earners and the vulnerable in the society. He reiterated PSN's full commitment to supporting Adcem Pharmaceuticals in the local production of medicines.

The following are testimonials attesting to Adcem's values and quality service:

"I wish to congratulate Adcem Pharmaceuticals Limited, on the occasion of its 25th Anniversary. It is very encouraging that at a time that Nigeria needs to diversify its economy, Adcem has decided to venture into manufacturing of Parenteral Pharmaceuticals. The drive to produce and make medicines available and affordable to low income earners in Nigeria and West Africa is commendable.

I am so glad and proud that this is happening during my tenure as the President" -Alhaji (Pharm) Ahmed I Yakasai, FPSN, FNIM - President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN)

"We aligned our hospital with ADCEM brand because of her business strategy of excellent quality assurance mixed with corporate social responsibility. Organizations like FBN INSURANCE and City of David, donated and maintained renal dialysis machines in Gbagada with the assistance of ADCEM. Our survival is anchored to ADCEM's sustainability initiatives" -Dr. Tayo Lawal - MD/CEO, General Hospital Gbagada, Lagos, Nigeria

"We thank you for the incredible work you are doing………. Thank you for your passion and commitment to making the world a better place." -Marie Haller - Program Manager, Miller Centre for Social Entrepreneur's Global Social Benefit Institute, Santa Clara University, USA

"On this joyous occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Adcem, the entire staff of the renal center of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital Sokoto happily rejoices with the entire staff and management of Adcem Healthcare on this happy occasion. We are proud to be associated with this diligent, responsive and innovative leader of renal care in Nigeria. Congratulations!" - Dr. Hamidu Muhammad Liman, FMCP - Consultant Nephrologist, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria

"Congratulations to Adcem on achieving the quarter-century milestone. Was it dreamed of 25 years ago? As a provider of vital medical services to the community, this longevity has special and added value to those patients and families it has served. Best wishes to the current team as it extends the excellent track record and reaches for its vision to serve so many more." -Mr. Tom Davis – Business Coach, Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED) Stanford University, West Africa Center

"This is to extend our best wishes to the management and staff of ADCEM as they celebrate their 25th anniversary this year. Since the inauguration of our hospital in 2006, ADCEM has been a valued partner as a solutions provider for our dialysis unit and very professional in their service delivery. CONGRATULATIONS to all of you." -Dr. Yemi Onabowale - MD/CEO, Reddington Hospital Group

World kidney day 2017
March 9, 2017

This year's event was celebrated in collaboration with the following institutions: Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Bowen University Teaching Hospital Ogbomosho, St. Nicholas Hospital, Federal Medical Center, Abeokuta, and Kidney Foundation for Africa
Lectures were organized to educate people on obesity as a risk factor for kidney disease and the importance of imbibing healthy lifestyle choices. Emphasis was placed on the need for regular check-ups so as to ascertain the true state of one's health, especially the kidneys. Screening exercises were also conducted for participants across the various centres.

The economy and you

59,000 Nigerian women die every year from pregnancy and childbirth according to the Center for Reproductive rights, and 1 in every 8 children dies before the age of 5. In Nigerian hospitals, kidney related diseases account for about 20% of deaths and malaria kills about 180,000 annually according to WHO data. These are disturbing statistics as a sizeable percentage of the Nigerian populace do not have access to good health care services. On the bright side, the current government at the center seems to have made healthcare delivery a priority. For one, they have promised to build or equip 10,000 primary health centers across the country with a budgetary allocation of 3.5% of the 6.07 trillion Naira budget for 2016. On the other hand the private health sector has also recorded a boost in their capacity to offer solutions with new entrepreneurs bringing in innovations with multinational specialist care centers opening up in different Nigerian cities.

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Peritoneal Dialysis Program

A nurse carrying out Peritoneal Dialysis demostration during the just concluded Peritoneal Dialysis training for Nephrology from selected Dialysis units in Nigeria.

  • Peritoneal Dialysis Program

A cross section of participants at the Peritoneal Dialysis Training which was held at Kidney Care Centre, Ondo.

  • Peritoneal Dialysis Program

The Fresenius Medical Care representative, carrying out a practical session at the Northern Sensitisation Meeting for Peritoneal Dialysis (Nigeria PD program).

  • Peritoneal Dialysis Program

Participants at the Northern Sensitization meeting held in Abuja.

  • Peritoneal Dialysis Program

The Fresenius Medical Care representative carrying out a practical session during the Nigeria Peritoneal Dialysis program held in Enugu.

  • Peritoneal Dialysis Program

Participants of the Southern leg of the Nigeria Peritoneal Dialysis Program which took place at University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH).

  • Peritoneal Dialysis Program

World kidney day 2015
March 12, 2015
Theme: Kidney Health for all

This year's activities were organised with our partners: the Lagos State Government (General Hospital Alimosho and Gbagada; and LASUTH) and Healing Stripes Hospital.
The activities at both events focused majorly on Kidney Health for All, an awareness of the disease and screening exercises for the participants. Individuals were educated on the functions of the kidney and encouraged to adopt and maintain healthier lifestyles especially in the areas of diet and health management.
The Healing Stripes Hospital event most especially provided a platform of support for individuals and family members suffering from different stages of kidney failure.
Participants had the opportunity to interact with two transplant survivors and hear stories about their experiences and post-transplant lifestyle.
The management went on to share its vision as a service oriented organisation:
Firstly, the introduction of an outreach program called the Dialysis Support Group. This group intends to focus on managing the emotional welfare of patients and their families through the use of social media.
Secondly, ameliorating the burden of the disease through expansion of its operations by leveraging the existing partnerships it has with its suppliers. Notably are its partnerships with ADCEM Healthcare Limited and Vikram Hospital, India (to build a transplant centre in Nigeria where more medical personnel can get trained and increase the access to quality renal care).


Our CEO, Adeyemi Adewole with the president of International Federation of Kidney Foundations, Dr Guillermo Garcia Garcia at their 2014 annual meeting in Lyon, France.

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EDC PAN Atlantic University

At the official launching in January 2015 of the Enterprise Development Centre’s ultramodern “green” building, Pan Atlantic University Lagos. Our CEO Mr. Adeyemi Adewole and CEO of JNC International Mrs Clare Omatseye at the Adcem Sponsored Alumni office. Our CEO Mr. Adeyemi Adewole with the director of the Enterprise Development Centre, Mr Peter Bamkole.

  • EDC PAN Atlantic University
  • EDC PAN Atlantic University
  • EDC PAN Atlantic University

Nephrology Forum

Nigerian Nephrologists at the 2014 Fresenius Medical Care Nephrology Forum for Middle East & Africa at Hamburg, Germany.

  • IFKF
  • IFKF
  • IFKF


Nigerian delegates sponsored by ADCEM/FRESENIUS at the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis annual conference 2014, Madrid, Spain.

  • ISPD
  • ISPD
  • ISPD

Africa-America Institute

Founded in 1953, The Africa-America Institute (AAI) is a premier U.S.-based international organization dedicated to strengthening human capacity of Africans and promoting the continent's development through higher education and skills training, convening activities, program implementation and management. Our primary model is that we identify capacity-building projects and coordinate the programmatic, financial administration and evaluation necessary to deliver high-impact results. AAI raises funds to provide scholarships to smart and under-resourced students to attend top-performing African universities and develops programs that focus on increasing the skills of the next generation of African youth so that they become globally competitive. AAI alumni are at the forefront of Africa's public, non-profit, and private sectors.

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The Role of Institutions in African Development,
June 11, 2014

By Adeyemi Adewole
" Average per capita health spending is low in Africa, but higher than in South Asia. Yet South Asia, in general, has better health outcomes. So Africa not only needs more money for health, it also needs more health for the money" - Key message from Africa Health Forum 2013
As Africa's demographic and economic realities transform, solutions addressing health risks and sustainability are evolving. A growing urban population and a burgeoning middle class have adopted tenuous diets and lifestyle trends, giving rise to chronic non-communicable diseases. In addition, a lack of sanitary facilities, poor solid waste management, uncontrolled industrial effluent, and inappropriate sanitary behaviour have added to health hazards and resulted in the proliferation of communicable diseases. As a result, many African countries face a major challenge to sustainable development. In the face of these demographic trends, current public infrastructure is ill-equipped to manage these changing realities. Inadequacies in both human and material infrastructure create an environment in which negative health outcomes not only effect individuals but also create a major challenge for sustainable development more generally. The Center for Sustainable Health and Environment in Nigeria is being set up as part of an effort to improve health outcomes through high-level research, demand and project-driven knowledge, and education. As part of the proposed Sustainability School in Lagos, the Center will be positioned to tackle the health and environmental challenges being witnessed in Nigeria and later throughout West Africa. Using Lagos-Nigeria's largest city and commercial-as a pilot site, the Center's activities will focus on technology and innovation, health and environment, and public policy as it impacts health. As one of Africa's fasting growing cities, experiencing all of the advances and issues of the large 21st century metropolis, Lagos' actions and affairs have not only had a rippling effect on neighbouring cities and states, but may also hold many lessons for cities and countries around the world. As a result, initiating the program in Lagos will provide us with a good understanding of its potential and achieve impact both throughout Nigeria and the larger West African region. The main focus areas of the Center will be health (communicable and non-communicable diseases and disabilities), environment (sanitation and waste management) and innovation - particularly in the areas of M-health and telemedicine practices- that will allow not only for more efficient patient care, but also improved project monitoring and evaluation, stakeholder participation, and data collection. As a physical structure with necessary staff and other resources, the start date for operations at the Center will depend on when the Sustainability School commences operations. As the School will need to get accreditation from the Universities commission as well as other licences from the regulatory authorities, our target is to open in three to five years. However, since projects will be our main focus, we are able to begin much of our work immediately in collaboration with partners such as the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. As the Center begins to come online, these projects will be reintegrated into its overall structure and activities. An example of the type of projects that CSHE will undertake is the creation of Renal Resource Centers (RRCs). A consequence of either direct, indirect, or by both, allied diseases (cardio-vascular, cancer, diabetes and hypertension) and life-style changes, kidney disease currently affects 20 to 25 percent of the Nigerian population above the age of 18 and accounts for six to 12 percent of the medical admissions. Kidney failure is the 12th cause of death globally, and in Nigeria it has a prevalence rate of 25 per 100,000 (WHO, 2013; Vanguard, 2013; Punch, 2012; World Life Expectancy, 2014; Sunday Trust, 2013). The RRCs were set up with the aim of developing and utilizing project-centered, data-driven efforts to reduce the incidence and the impacts of kidney disease on the public and will provide both medical care and education while serving as repositories of data through the establishment of renal registries. The RRCs will also spearhead the creation of a renal reimbursement program. The intention is to deliver innovative and quality renal care services to patients afflicted with the disease - especially to the underserved and less privileged-while providing a building base of data and knowledge that can be utilized in future research to lower the incidence and impact of kidney disease. As currently envisioned, the RRCs will also strategically deploy mobile dialysis units to remote areas where access to dialysis has previously been impossible. In order for the Center to kick off as envisaged and create the necessary impact in the areas of sustainable health and environment, diverse resources for research and implementation need to be tapped. To this end we are hoping to take advantage of the current interest in public-private partnerships, particularly those that look to improve health and environmental outcomes. Currently the Federal Government of Nigeria is vigorously pursuing a policy for the entrenchment of public-private partnerships in the healthcare sector - where government, NGOs, and multilateral development organizations have been working on plans to achieve the millennium development goals and continue the fight against epidemic scourges like HIV/AIDS. On the state level, Lagos State, has utilized public-private partnerships to take major strides in urban vegetation and environmental cleanup. As a result, they have inspired other cities in Nigeria and West Africa more broadly to pursue similar initiatives. This increased level of private sector participation in initiatives that address issues of health and environmental infrastructure, and the need to approach these issues from a research and data focused perspective, has created the opportunity to deploy accelerated project-focused initiatives, using innovative strategies to improve health. The focus areas and resources previously mentioned will combine to successfully tackle and complete projects in the areas of waste-to-energy, sanitation, and health care projects. And help ensure that Nigeria's greatest asset, its people, will continue to embrace innovation, creativity, and learning, while achieving social and economic development in a sustainable environment.

Adeyemi Adewole is the managing director of ADCEM HEALTHCARE LIMITED, Nigeria and is a co-promoter of the proposed Sustainability School, Lagos, Nigeria.

Innovation and Hottest Career Sectors in Africa Topped Issues Discussed at AAI's Second Annual Talent Summit May 13, 2014

Increasing the leadership potential of African talent and leveraging technology to spur innovation in some of the fastest growing career sectors in Africa are key drivers in solving the continent's skills gap and boosting economic growth, according to several panelists at The Africa-America Institute's Second Annual Talent Summit, at New York City's Baruch College. "Leadership is everything," said Adeyemi Adewole, Managing Director and CEO of Adcem Healthcare Ltd. during a panel discussion on "Emerging Opportunities: Why The Healthcare Sector Should Be On Your Career Radar". "Solutions will not come from simple ways of looking at things." Adewole, an alumnus of AAI's Transformational Leadership Program (TLP), emphasized that Africa must develop new leadership and innovative approaches to move the continent forward in addressing critical issues such as health care. "You cannot lead without leaders," agreed Sylvain Saluseke, Managing Director of Global Access Health Network. Saluseke, a native of in the Democratic Republic of Congo, evaluates the level of medical care for top international corporations in African countries. There are fewer health care professionals to manage health care systems in Africa compared to other regions in the world. More than 5000 Nigerian doctors are currently practicing medicine outside of Nigeria, Adewole acknowledged, while Nigeria's medical facilities remain under-staffed and -resourced. "Come back and manage these places," he said of health care facilities in Africa, challenging African medical professionals living abroad to return to their home country to strengthen health care systems. Innovators from the African diaspora in the technology sector gave Talent Summit attendees an insider look into enormous potential for technology and innovation in Africa.

This year, our focus is on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and aging. CKD can develop at any age but it becomes more common with increasing age. Let's join forces to raise awareness, encourage prevention and education to fight this disease and overcome this major public health issue!2014 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and aging

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The event was held between 9th - 10th May at the Aerocom Headquarters in Schwaebisch, Gmuend facility in Germany. Aerocom is one of Adcem's partner, a world leader in the manufacture of modern pneumatic tube systems and internal logistics.Aerocom have the experience and expertise to custom design solutions for virtually any application in pneumatic materials logistics. They provide special technical solutions to meet individual customer specifications. Adcem is the sole representative of Aerocom in Nigeria. We work together with other reputable companies. This year's sales meeting showcased some of Aerocom's latest design in Pneumatic Tube System and a release of newer models.

AAI Annual Talent Summit

Join Adcem Healthcare MD/CEO Adeyemi Adewole for The Africa-America Institutes's Second Annual Talent Summit to experience a unique event that connects outstanding individuals interested in working in Africa or in an Africa-focused environment in the U.S. with employers from the corporate, government and nonprofit sectors.

May 3, 2014
9:00am - 4:30pm
Baruch College - 1 Bernard Baruch Way
(25th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues)
New York City

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World Kidney Day 2014

World Kidney Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. Get involved!

This year, our focus is on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and aging. CKD can develop at any age but it becomes more common with increasing age. Let's join forces to raise awareness, encourage prevention and education to fight this disease and overcome this major public health issue!2014 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and aging

AS Nigerians join the rest of the world to mark this year's World Kidney Day, today, the Federal Government has been urged to regulate the activities of dialysis centres across the nation to prevent avoidable deaths in renal clinics.