By Chioma Umeha
PharmAccess Foundation Nigeria has explained the rationale behind its activities in the country, saying they are committed to state-of-the-art healthcare service delivery.
Meanwhile, the organisation is partnering with the Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award, NHEA, to recognize and celebrate innovative healthcare service providers in Nigeria during this year’s award ceremonies billed to hold June 22nd, 2018 in Lagos.
According to Njide Ndili, PharmAccess Nigeria Country Director, “This is our third consecutive year of partnership with NHEA but our second year as the sponsor of the innovative healthcare service provider award category.
“Our motivation supports our core objectives, which is to promote innovation that improves access and efficiency in service delivery at scale, leveraging technology at an affordable cost without bias to your location, economic status or income level.”
“Our goal is to provide technical assistance to states seeking to operationalise their mandatory health insurance law; deepen engagements with federal and state Ministries of Health and primary healthcare development agencies to scale SafeCare methodology in Nigeria.
“Others are to leverage on the digital and mobile technology innovations to achieve scale among others with a vision to increase access to affordable and better healthcare,” Ndili added.
Speaking on the development, Dr. Shola Alabi, Project Coordinator for NHEA, said, “NHEA is Nigeria’s leading healthcare platform that recognizes excellence and innovation in the healthcare sector. We value our partnership with PharmAccess. Their desire for continuous improvement in the sector deserves special commendation.”
“Nominations for the fifth edition of NHEA 2018 is ongoing and stakeholders can visit nigeriahealthawards website to either make their nominations online or download the nomination form. Winners of the various categories will be honoured on Friday, June 22, 2018 in Lagos Lagos.
Nominations closes today before the commencement of online voting to enable the award jury select the winners of the various categories.
Also, 23 awards and recognitions will be presented at the ceremony under four main categories; Special Awards, Healthcare Delivery Services, Biomedical Technology and Pharmaceuticals.” NHEA is organised by Global Health Project and Resources (GHPR) in collaboration with Anadach Group, USA.