Professor Mayowa O. Owolabi

Professor of Medicine ; Regional Director (Africa) , World Hypertension League

Professor of Medicine and Consultant Neurologist, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan and University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria; Lead Co-Chair WHO-WSO-Lancet Commission on Stroke; Member, Board of Directors, World Stroke Organization; Member, Board of Directors, World Hypertension League; Pioneer Director, Center for Genomic and Precision Medicine, University of Ibadan; Director, ARUA CoE on NCD, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

9.00 - 11.00 AM

Thursday 27th July, 2023

Opening Courtesies

Opening Courtesies (Dr Dada/Mr. Kingsley)
- Recognition (10 mins)
- Welcome Remarks – Prof. Mayowa O. Owolabi, FAS (30 mins)
Opening Ceremony (5 mins each)
Chair: Prof K. O. Adebowale FAS, mni, FRSC (Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan (20 minutes)
- Prof Adebola Ogunbiyi, Head of Department, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine,
University of Ibadan, Nigeria
- Prof T. O. Ogundiran, Dean, Faculty of Clinical Sciences
- Prof Olayinka O. Omigbodun FAS. Provost, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
- Prof J. A. Otegbayo, Chief Medical Director, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
- Prof Oluyemisi A. Bamgbose SAN Deputy Vice-Chancellor (RISP), University of Ibadan, Nigeria
- Commissioner of Health, Oyo State
- World Health Organization (Dr Prebo Barango/Taskeen Khan)
- Honorable Minister, Ministry of Health, Ghana (8 mins)
- Honorable Minister, Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria (8 mins)
Keynote Lecture (40 minutes):
- Keynote Title: Global Best Practices for Hypertension Control
- Keynote Speaker: Prof Gianfranco Parati - President-Elect World Hypertension League

2.00 - 4.30 PM

Thursday 27th July, 2023

Plenary Session (I): Presentations on the 10 key Recommendations for Accelerated Hypertension Control in Africa

Moderator: Prof Mayowa Owolabi/Prof Gianfranco Parati
1. Implementation of the Hypertension Quadrangle: Prof Ana O. Mocumbi – Universidade Eduardo
Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique & Chair, Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission
2. Development and Implementation of Task-Sharing Policies on NCD Control – Dr Deborah Odoh,
Director, Non-Communicable Disease Unit, Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja, Nigeria
3. Establishment of the Implementation Ecosystem for an Enduring and Efficient hypertension Control
in Africa – Prof Dike Ojji/Prof Augustine Odili
4. Increasing Population Access to all Aspects of the Hypertension Quadrangle – Prof Solomon
Kadiri/Prof Basden Onwubere
5. Presentation by Resolve to Save Lives (RTSL): Global/African programme/Nigerian - Kano and
Ogun example of practical application of the ecosystem – Dr Kufor Osi/Dr Andrew Moran

4.00 – 4.30 PM

Thursday 27th July, 2023



11.30 AM - 1.00 PM (20 mins Each Incl Q/A Sessions)

Friday 28th July, 2023

PLENARY SESSIONS (III): Implementation Science Approaches and Research Priorities

PLENARY SESSIONS (III): Implementation Science Approaches and Research Priorities
Moderator – Prof Solomon Kadiri/Basden Onwubere
1. Policy development and implementation on consumption of Healthy diets and Physical activities –
Dr Prebo Barango/Dr Mary Dewan (WHO)
2. Conduction of Hypertension implementation Research; focusing on African genetic diversities –
Prof Pascal Andre Kengne (SAMRC)
3. Home-based BP measurement with automatic BP measuring devices: role and effectiveness in
medication adherence and hypertension control – Prof Kolawole Wahab/Prof Gianfranco Parati
4. Incorporating hypertension care into already established health systems like HIV care, etc. – Dr
Okechukwu S. Ogah (Fmr Commissioner of Health/Fmr President, Nigerian Cardiac Society,

4.00 - 4.30PM

Friday 28th July, 2023


Moderators - Prof Mayowa Owolabi/Dr Okechukwu Ogah
Sustainability/KPIs/Dashboard/Commitment/Pledges/Resources – 15 mins
General comments and discussions – 15 mins