Kwara Radio Award for the important work of the Health Insurance Fund
To be awarded is a great honour for PharmAccess and the Health Insurance Fund. It means that their achievements in delivering a health insurance scheme have not gone unnoticed. Since the Health Insurance Fund started the Shonga Community Health Service Scheme in Kwara State two years ago, the medical situation for the targeted low-income farmers has significantly improved. The clinics have seen a huge growth in the number of patient visits in the last two years and the quality of care has increased substantially.
For that, in the ‘Letter of award of excellence’ to the awardees, the organizations received a big compliment: ‘The above Union has for some time been lamenting over the poor industrial growth of Kwara State until you came in to rescue the situation.’
The whole ceremony lasted three and a half hours and was broadcasted live on the radio. According to Hanneke Peeters, Manager Operations of PharmAccess in Nigeria, who accepted the award on behalf of PharmAccess, the Mandate Digital Studio Conference Hall was filled with an audience of up to a 100 people. Amongst whom, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly and the Special Assistant to the Kwara State Governor on Community Health.
A very official protocol followed. The national anthem was played, followed by prayers and loud the Union’s hymns, after which the leaders of RATTAWU and board members of Kwara Radio delivered speeches. And last, the awardees were presented their prizes.
Besides the PharmAccess Foundation nine more industrialists got awarded during the ceremony. All the awardees received a wooden statue, with ‘award of excellence’ written on a small gold plate attached to it. For the Health Insurance Fund and PharmAccess it is of course a great feeling that their work gets appreciated this way.