Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Awards Sets To Honour Winners

Prof. Fola Tayo and Prof. Auwal Abubabar with other healthcare other stakeholders for honors at the 5th Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Awards

The Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Awards (NHEA) will be honor Prof. Fola Tayo and Prof. Auwal Abubakar with other healthcare professionals, facilities and stakeholders on Friday, June 22, 2018, at a grand ballroom event in Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos.

Prof. Tayo who is a seasoned pharmacist and General Secretary of the Nigerian Academy of Pharmacy will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. While, Prof. Abubakar who is the CMD of the Federal Medical Centre, Yola will be honored with the Special Recognition Award for the Pauper Fund that provides medical assistance to the less privileged in the society.

These and other recognitions are being done after a rigorous selection process by the NHEA jury and voting by the public.  According to Dr. Anthony Omolola, Chairman NHEA Advisory Board during a recent media briefing, “We used international recognized standards and criteria to evaluate our nominees before presenting them to the public to vote for anyone of their choice. We are confident that those who will receive special recognition and the winners of the medical, pharmaceutical and biomedical award categories will doubt continue to be motivators and positive influencers to drive the Nigerian healthcare.”

Moreover, Omolola said that the two newly introduced categories are testaments of the determination of the organizers to continuously improve and expand the scope to accommodate more stakeholders who are making unique contributions to care to give in Nigeria. Safecare Facilities of the Year and Healthcare Media Excellence Award (Online) are two nearly introduced categories.

The online voting on the NHEA website will be completed on Monday, June 18, 2018. As the time of this report over 50,000 votes have been cast for various nominees.

The award ceremony will take place in the presence of key government officials, healthcare professionals, representatives of key financial institutions, diplomatic community, NGOs and the media. This will be streamed live on social media to a different audience across the globe.

NHEA, is supported by PharmAccess Foundation and TStv.

The award is organized by Global Health Project and Resources (GHPR) in collaboration with Anadach, USA.


Moses Braimah
Director, Communication, Marketing & Strategy

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