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SYNLAB named ‘Laboratory of the Year’ by health writers


The Health Writers Association of Nigeria (HEWAN) has named SYNLAB Nigeria, a leading medical diagnostics service provider, “Best Laboratory of the Year.”

According to the leadership of the association, the award was conferred on SYNLAB because of its outstanding service delivery, improved operational efficiency, innovation and investment in state-of-the-art diagnostics technology.

Receiving the award on behalf of the staff and management of SYNLAB Nigeria, Dr. Soji Adetona, Consultant Pathologist, SYNLAB Nigeria said, “since 2004, we have remained faithful in ensuring delivery of standard and quality laboratory diagnostics services to the people of Nigeria and beyond. This award is testament to the value we bring to the industry. We remain committed to best practice and the highest ethical standards.”


Speaking on behalf of HEWAN, Mrs. Chioma Obinna, who is the P resident of the Association, said, “SYNLAB’S contribution to the medical diagnostics landscape cannot be glossed over. We used a set of rigorous criteria to arrive at the decision to confer SYNLAB this prestigious award. They have clearly redefined the practice of medical diagnostics in Nigeria.”

SYNLAB, formerly known as PathCare Nigeria, operates in more than 35 countries across four continents and holds leading position in the countries where it operates. Over 19,000 employees contribute every day to the company’s success across different geographies. The company carries out approximately 500 million laboratory tests per year. It is trusted globally.

The 2018 HEWAN awards and symposium had the theme, “Rewarding and Promoting Excellence in Our Healthcare Delivery System.” It drew attention to the challenges in Nigeria’s healthcare delivery system and experts at the event proffered solutions to the challenges. It also served as an opportunity to reward companies and individuals who have distinguished themselves through quality service delivery.

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