– Joins Mutti pharmacy network
As a means of improving access to affordable and quality medicines for the Nigerian populace, Trovela Pharmacy Limited, a retail pharmacy outlet in Abuja, and mPharma Nigeria, a technology-driven healthcare company, have struck a deal to add Trovela to the Mutti Pharmacy Network, powered by mPharma.
The partnership, according to the Managing Director, mPharma Nigeria, Mr Deji Ogunye, aims to expand the role of Trovela Pharmacy in its local health community and beyond, by providing patients with quality and affordable healthcare services.
Ogunye explained that Mutti is mPharma’s membership-based rewards programme that allows patients to have access to affordable and authentic drugs and healthcare-related services.
He added that mPharma is seeking to evolve the programme, in order to improve the experience of the company’s members, as well as optimising its customer contacts reach.
“By partnering with Trovella Pharmacy to improve the physical infrastructure, provide financing and optimise their inventory, we can improve the quality of life of patients who come to seek care here.
“What is more exciting are the discounts and flexible payment plans for expensive medications, once the patient registers with Mutti. This gives their customers more reasons to return to the pharmacy, aside from the free health screenings carried out at the pharmacy quarterly,” Ogunye said.
The mPharma MD further said that the company’s mission is to build an Africa that is in good health by providing innovative, financial and inventory management solutions to hospitals, pharmacies and patients.
“In only a few years, the company has managed to provide low-cost, high-quality medicines to hundreds of thousands of patients across seven African countries, which include Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Malawi and Rwanda,” he said.
Speaking in the same vein, Pharm. Haggai Fwangmun, regional lead, QualityRx, mPharma, said the company is excited about the partnership because it is its first partnership in Abuja, Nigeria.
He said: “Through this partnership, we will carry out free health screenings every quarter across our pharmacy network in Nigeria. Today, at Trovela Pharmacy, we have trained nurses, pharmacists and doctors carrying out several free tests, including diabetes, blood pressure monitoring, malaria, and hepatitis B, on over 200 patients in the community.
“Founded in 2013, with headquarters in Ghana, we have expanded our operations to four other African countries, including Nigeria, Zambia, Kenya, and Rwanda. We currently have a network of over 300 pharmacies, serving more than 100,000 patients each month. Our partner pharmacies across Africa have dispensed over a million drugs to patients all across the continent.”
In his remarks, Pharm. Kene Okoli, chief executive officer, Trovela Pharmacy Limited, said he was delighted at the partnership with mPharma, adding that the decision had helped the pharmacy to transform its facilities to a more conducive environment, as well as stocking up its shelves with quality medications to provide health services it’s host community in Kubwa, Abuja.
According to Pharm. Okoli, “there is no better time than now for such a partnership to come into existence, bearing in mind the cost of medicines and poor access to quality medicines, as well as uncertainty in quality healthcare provision that is ravaging the country.”