GE Healthcare and Access Bank Partner to Provide Financing to Nigeria’s Healthcare Providers

GE Healthcare and Access Bank Partner to Provide Financing to Nigeria’s Healthcare Providers

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The partnership will help private healthcare providers to deliver access to affordable healthcare services…

Access Bank and GE Healthcare are to provide sustainable healthcare equipment financing to private healthcare providers; The partnership will help the private healthcare providers to deliver access to affordable healthcare services.

GE Healthcare and Access Bank Partner to Provide Financing to Nigeria’s Healthcare Providers
From Left: General Manager for GE Healthcare West, Central & French Sub-Saharan Africa, Eyong Ebai; President and CEO, GE Africa & GE Healthcare Africa, Farid Fezoua; Group Deputy Managing Director, Access Bank Plc, Roosevelt Ogbona and Chief Risk Officer, Access Bank Plc, Gregory Jobome at the signing of a healthcare equipment financing agreement between GE Healthcare and Access Bank in Lagos today Friday July 26. www.brandspurng.com

GE Healthcare and Access Bank Nigeria have entered into a partnership to provide Nigeria’s Private Healthcare Providers with equipment financing. Under the partnership, borrowers will be able to secure loans of up to $800,000 negotiable, based on the customer requirement.

GE Healthcare and Access Bank Partner to Provide Financing to Nigeria’s Healthcare Providers
From Left: General Manager for GE Healthcare West, Central & French Sub-Saharan Africa, Eyong Ebai; President and CEO, GE Africa & GE Healthcare Africa, Farid Fezoua; Group Deputy Managing Director, Access Bank Plc, Roosevelt Ogbona and Chief Risk Officer, Access Bank Plc, Gregory Jobome at the signing of a healthcare equipment financing agreement between GE Healthcare and Access Bank in Lagos today Friday July 26. www.brandspurng.com

Access Bank will provide access to loans for eligible healthcare providers, while GE Healthcare will support the program through the provision of GE healthcare equipment and technical support. The equipment under the partnership scope includes Imaging Solutions including Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computed Tomography (CT), Ultrasound Machines and Life Care Solutions. Borrowers which qualify for loans include private healthcare providers such as hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centres and other private practices offering a broad array of services.

Our partnership with Access Bank will help lift the financial burden off the healthcare providers

GE Healthcare and Access Bank Partner to Provide Financing to Nigeria’s Healthcare Providers
From Left: Senior Vice President-Healthcare Financing, GE Healthcare West, Central & French Sub-Saharan Africa Mohammed Abdulsalam; General Manager for GE Healthcare West, Central & French Sub-Saharan Africa, Eyong Ebai; President and CEO, GE Africa & GE Healthcare Africa, Farid Fezoua; Group Deputy Managing Director, Access Bank Plc, Roosevelt Ogbona and Chief Risk Officer, Access Bank Plc, Gregory Jobome at the signing of a healthcare equipment financing agreement between GE Healthcare and Access Bank in Lagos today Friday July 26. www.brandspurng.com

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Mr. Eyong Ebai, General Manager for GE Healthcare West, Central & French Sub-Saharan Africa said, “We are committed to investing in Public and Private Partnerships that innovate new delivery models that will improve access to affordable and quality patient outcomes, as we progress towards Universal Healthcare Coverage (UHC) in Nigeria. Our partnership with Access Bank will help lift the financial burden off the healthcare providers.”

Earlier this year, GE Healthcare rolled out a similar initiative in Kenya (bit.ly/2YzEOYd) in partnership with Medical Credit Fund to provide Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with financing for healthcare equipment.

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“There is a need to provide innovative financing models for healthcare providers especially in the private sector, who currently face challenges accessing financing for the purchase of healthcare equipment due to the risk associated with the business. As a financing institution, we are committed to providing financing at both the health-service-provider level and at health-service-consumer levels to ensure that the people of Nigeria have all they need to live healthy lives.” Said Mr. Herbert Wigwe, CEO Access Bank.

Access Bank was earlier this year recognized for the second time as the ‘Outstanding Healthcare SME-Friendly Bank of the Year’ at the Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award (NHEA) 2019.

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The need to provide affordable healthcare in Nigeria is key to the development of the Nigerian Healthcare sector. Even as the World Health Organisation has identified UHC as a unifying concept and goal for the Government as they strengthen their health systems and discharge their obligations under the right to health. GE Healthcare and Access bank scheme were therefore born out of the necessity to provide the needed support to the Nigerian Healthcare environs, by providing healthcare finance at affordable rates and longer tenor.

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