PAU graduates 41 PharmAccess participants in EDC programme
To deepen and strengthen healthcare service delivery in Nigeria, the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of Pan Atlantic University in partnership with the PharmAccess Foundation has graduated 41 participants of the Health Management Programme (HMP).
The graduands, who are the first cohorts of the health management programme developed by PharmAccess and EDC commenced in December 2017, with participants from Lagos, Enugu, Calabar, Owerri, Asaba Awka and Warri.
The HMP is a blended learning certificate program that is designed to teach healthcare providers about the business of healthcare. With a robust curriculum and a faculty that consists of seasoned local and international healthcare and business professionals, the HMP provides immense value to the attendees. PharmAccess subsidized the tuition fees for the participants graduating by 50 per cent.
Commending the graduands for their efforts in developing their capacity to promote the health sector, the Country Director of PharmAccess Foundation, Njide Ndili said the Foundation saw the need to build the capacity of healthcare providers to run their businesses as profitable entities.
Ndili, who noted that the PharmAccess Foundation remains committed to supporting healthcare providers in Nigeria towards building a robust healthcare industry, urged the graduands to become ambassadors for good business practices and extend the knowledge they have learned to others in their establishment.
“What started as a dream in our minds to help build capacity in a structured system has become reality. All stakeholders must, therefore, unite to make health care business training a prerequisite to running a healthcare facility, so that many more healthcare professionals can become beneficiaries of it,” she stressed.
The keynote speaker of the occasion, the Chief Executive Officer, Quest Advisory Services, who is also a member of the Advisory Board of the EDC and a lecturer in the EDC, Bayo Rotimi, stressed that with the situation of the country, it was imperative healthcare professional learn how to develop their businesses while they provide quality service delivery.
Also speaking at the event, the president of the HMP class, Dr. Babatunde Olujobi, said, “Doctors are not taught about business in medical school and this program is one of the best things that has happened in the healthcare in Nigeria recent times,” noting that Healthcare sector will remember PharmAccess positively for the impact.