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20th June 2020 via Zoom

AFRICA: Impact of Excellence in Healthcare

“The impact of progress made around healthcare in Africa cannot be overemphasized”

You are invited to join our virtual celebration of excellence in healthcare. Africa Edition.
The impact of progress made in healthcare in the continent cannot be over emphasized. Admittedly, there is more to do.
We at Zenith Global Health believe however that it is vital to acknowledge and celebrate the commitment and amazing work that healthcare professionals are doing in establishing and upholding excellence in Africa.

**We will be doing exactly that at this event.

As our platform is for shared learning, collaboration and celebration, our speakers on the day will address Research in Africa ‘Diversity and Inclusion in Clinical Trials’.

This event is Free
Date:-  Saturday 20th June 2020
Time:-  18:00 BST

On Demand Webinar of the last event is now available...

Event Speakers

Dr. Tina Barton

Chief Operating Officer



With a long and varied career in clinical research for almost 40 years and having run large and small teams in the NHS, pharmaceutical companies and Clinical Research Organisations – some small, some start-up companies and several global corporate entities, Tina has always had a passion for developing new medicines. She has a strong track record in managing change, continuous process improvement and driving growth through strategic leadership.

A Non-Executive Director and/or Trustee on four Boards, chairing one, working for professional development, career guidance, mental health or local partnership for Advice she has brought this wealth of experience into breaking barriers and fostering innovation through bringing research excellence and training into Africa.

She held VP and Senior VP positions within Contract Research Organisations (PRA International, Covance and INC Research). She has worked with major Pharma companies and handled some of the largest accounts in business development, clinical operations and data management.

Dr. Tina Barton holds a Board level role at the Institute of Clinical Research including  as chair for 2 years

Shalom Lloyd

Chief Strategy Officer



With a BSc and MSc Pharm from the Ukrainian Academy of Pharmacy and an MBA from the University of Liverpool, Shalom has over 20 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical and CRO Industry.

Making a difference to the lives of patients in emerging markets (particularly Africa) by championing the provision of targeted innovative medicines aimed at the needs of individuals is a true passion. She works with teams across all levels to develop strategies and operating models. With the belief that ‘There is Science and Technology in everything we do’, She is an award-winning STEM Ambassador focused of strategy, leadership and connecting with the right people to the right opportunities, doing this by continuously challenging the status quo, with integrity, passion and fairness.

Juliana Olayinka

Award Winning Broadcast Journalist & Comms Strategist



JULIANA OLAYINKA is a multi-award-winning broadcast journalist and communications strategist with over 15 years of industry experience. She has contributed to output in the world’s leading newsrooms including Bloomberg, BBC, Thomson Reuters and ITN and has been head‐hunted to launch several English language news channels in London. 

Juliana has participated in dialogue at the United Nations both in Geneva and New York and as a part – time communications strategist she regularly advises the Nigerian Government and ultra-high net worth individuals. Juliana is currently the face of Channels Television News in London and is the host of a weekly business show.

Mary Akangbe

President - Zenith Global Health



A passion for helping people has allowed Mary Akangbe to flourish in her career as a specialist nurse.

She began her profession by training in Nigeria as a staff nurse midwife before working in various roles across general obstetrics and gynecology specialties.

Ms. Akangbe was promoted to the role of nursing sister before leaving Nigeria in 1990 to move to the UK.

She undertook an adaptation course for nurses trained abroad in Farnham, Surrey, and on completion worked as an agency nurse. She later joined King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (then known as Camberwell Healthcare Hospitals).

As a theatre nurse, Ms. Akangbe acquired a range of skills and knowledge in various specialties. In 1995-96, she enrolled in King’s College London (Nightingale Institute) in the critical care pathway which focused on theatre and anesthetic nursing incorporating research and management.

“I continued working as a surgical/anesthetic nurse and built the laparoscopic services with other members of the multidisciplinary team,” she said.

As the specialty grew, Ms. Akangbe said there was a need for a nurse specialist practitioner, so she continued training to become an advanced nurse practitioner in keyhole surgery, which incorporated roles assisting surgeons, teaching, training, and mentoring. Additionally, she qualified as a robotic surgery nurse.
Throughout her career, Ms. Akangbe has also gained experience working in clinical research, data transformation, strategic planning, and training.

“The role has given me opportunities to train abroad in the USA and Europe,” Ms. Akangbe said.
Now based in London, Ms. Akangbe’s career has spanned an impressive 40 years – 26 of which she has spent in the UK.

Ms. Akangbe said her international experience has allowed her to acquire new skills and advance her nursing career.

“When you work abroad, you have a sense of fulfillment which is often taken for granted at home because your services are an expectation. It makes you realize and appreciate the resources and expertise that are readily available here (in the UK),” she said.

“When I go to Africa, I not only participate in clinical work, I do a lot of teaching and training. I support them (healthcare workers) to maximize resources with care.”

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