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Nigeria: Sterling Bank and LASHMA Join Forces to Expand Healthcare Services in Lagos

Sterling Bank has partnered with the Lagos State Government to revolutionize healthcare provision through the introduction of the Ilera Eko Virtual Booth.

This innovative initiative aims to bridge the gap between healthcare services and the populace while extending the coverage of the health insurance scheme, Ilera Eko, across the entire state.

The momentous announcement was made by Mr. Obinna Ukachukwu, Divisional Head of Business Growth at Sterling Bank, during the prestigious Lagos State Insurance Summit in the heart of the city. With this dynamic collaboration, both entities are committed to ensuring enhanced healthcare accessibility and inclusivity for all residents of Lagos State.

The bank and the Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA) have revealed their plan to utilize technology and strategically place health insurance booths in areas with a significant informal sector presence.

This ambitious step aims to expand healthcare services’ accessibility to all residents of Lagos State. Dr. Olusegun Ogboye, representing the Governor, emphasized that these services cover a wide range of essential health facilities, from promotion to palliative care.

The initiative is in line with the T.H.E.M.E.S+ agenda, which emphasizes social inclusion, gender equality, and youth development in the coming four years.

During her welcome address, Dr. Emmanuella Zamba, the Permanent Secretary of LASHMA, expressed that the Summit would play a vital role as a platform for exchanging ideas and promoting innovation, ultimately leading to universal healthcare coverage in the state.

 Dr. Adebayo Adedewe, the Chairman of LASHMA Governing Board, praised the establishment of the Lagos State Health Scheme, considering it a significant step forward and an exemplary model to ensure that the people of Lagos have access to high-quality and affordable healthcare services.

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