Health Minister to Grace 3rd Nigerian Healthcare Award

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Health Minister, Prof. Adewole

Martins Ifijeh
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has officially confirmed his attendance as the Chief Guest of Honour at the upcoming Nigerian Healthcare Awards. While expressing gratitude for the invitation to recognise and celebrate individuals and organisations committed to qualitative healthcare service delivery, he confirmed that the award was in line with the government’s agenda to save lives by ensuring excellent performance in the health sector as well as stimulate healthy competition amongst practitioners in the healthcare community.

Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Awards, the Oscar of the Nigerian healthcare is an annual event that is aimed at celebrating individuals and organisations who have contributed to the development of the healthcare sector through innovative, efficient and qualitative healthcare delivery services that have significantly impacted the health and well-being of the citizens.

NHEA is an initiative of Global Health Project and Resources (GHPR), in collaboration with Anadach Group, USA.

Various stakeholders will be recognised in 29 different categories which includes the Lifetime Achievements Award, Outstanding State Government Healthcare Programme of the year; Outstanding CSR Health Project of the year; Health Care Media Excellence Award-Print and Electronics; Special Recognition Awards; Healthcare Heroes Awards; Private Healthcare Provider of the year; Public Healthcare Provider of the year; Private Laboratory Service Provider of the year; Public Laboratory Service Provider of the year; Radiology Service Provider of the year; Health Maintenance Organisation of the year; Healthcare Support Service Provider of the year; IVF Service Provider of the year; Dialysis Service Provider of the year; Eye Care Service Provider of the year; Dental Service Provider of the year; Physiotherapy Service Provider of the year; Biomedical Engineering Service Company of the year, etc.

According to Dr. Wale Alabi, the Project Director, “our aim is to celebrate those that have been able to make substantial contribution to Nigeria’s Healthcare sector despite the daunting challenges.”

The event is scheduled to hold on Friday 24th June, 2016 at the Convention Centre, Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. The following dignitaries are expected to grace the event alongside the Minister of Health; His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Executive Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Honourable Minister of State, Health, Rachid Benmessaoud, Country Director, World Bank, Nigeria, Dr. Rui Miguel Vaz, Country Representative for Nigeria, World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Jide Idris, Honourable Commissioner of Health, Lagos State among others. The event will host over 500 healthcare stakeholders from both Private and Public sector.

Nominations for the various award categories are ongoing on www.nigeriahealthcareawards.com