Dr. Tomi Coker

Dr. Tomi Coker, Honourable Commissioner for Health, Ogun State, Nigeria

Dr. Tomi Coker

Honourable Commissioner for Health, Ogun State, Nigeria

Dr. Tomi Coker is a distinguished figure renowned for her significant contributions to healthcare and wellbeing. With a vision for transforming Ogun State into a health tourist destination, she aim to enhance the attractiveness of the health sector for residents and non-residents alike.

Dr. Coker's strategic initiatives seek to address health issues effectively while also enticing investment into the sector. Her commitment to promoting female well-being extends globally, as evidenced by her role as Vice-Chair of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology-Nigeria Liaison Group. In collaboration with local professional bodies, Dr. Coker advocates tirelessly for women's health, particularly in developing countries, with a special focus on Africa.

Her passion and dedication are driving forces in advancing the cause of women's health on a global scale.

All Sessions by Dr. Tomi Coker

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mt. Meru

Leading the Change: Shaping the Future of Public Health Policy Through Equitable & Diverse Leadership

Led by: WomenLift Health.

This session will focus on the pivotal role of women in crafting and implementing public health policies, as well as their vital contributions to strengthening health systems worldwide. Speakers will share compelling examples that, taken together, will showcase the tangible impact of women at the helm of public sector departments and provide insights into how equitable policies are conceptualized and brought to life. Speakers will also move beyond specific policy discussions and share a vision for empowering more women to assume leadership roles in the public health sector. Join us to explore how women leaders are actively shaping the trajectory of our collective health and well-being.

Session Chair: Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, Regional Director for Africa, World Health Organization

Moderator: Dr. Lwazi Manzi, Head of Secretariat, African Union COVID-19 Commission

1. Dr Tomi Coker, Commissioner for Health at Ogun State, Nigeria
2. Hon. Ummy Mwalimu, Minister for Health and Social Welfare, Tanzania