The Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Awards (NHEA) is set to honour Professor Fola Tayo, Professor Auwal Abubakar and other healthcare professionals and stakeholders today, Friday, 22 June 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 honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award, while, Prof. Abubakar, who is the CMD of the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, will be honoured with the Special Recognition Award for the Pauper Fund that provides medical assistance to the less privileged in the society.
These and other recognitions will be conferred today, 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 recognised 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 recognitions and the winners of the medical, pharmaceutical and biomedical award categories, will without 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 organisers to continuously improve and expand the scope to accommodate more stakeholders, who are making unique contributions to care giving in Nigeria. Safecare Facilities of the Year and Healthcare Media Excellence Award (Online) are two newly introduced categories.
The online voting on the NHEA website was completed on Monday, June 18, 2018. As at 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 different audience across the globe.
NHEA, is supported by PharmAccess Foundation and TStv.The award is organised by Global Health Project and Resources (GHPR) in collaboration with Anadach, USA.