300 healthcare professionals undergo capacity building training on sickle-cell disease management


Nationwide Medical Insurance and Novartis have partnered to build the capacity of about 300 healthcare professionals on improved ways to prevent and manage Vaso-occlusive Crisis in Sickle-Cell Disease (SCD).

The virtual CPD accredited training is to help participants re-define patient-centred care in SCD through shifting treatment paradigms in clinical practice that will provide solutions to improve patient care.

About 300 healthcare professionals who participated in the capacity building training were mainly physicians of Nationwide Medical Insurance accredited healthcare service providers across Ghana.

Nancy Ampah, Chief Executive Officer of Nationwide Medical Insurance, noted that patients’ access to healthcare and the quality of healthcare rendered to them “is at the heart of what we do as a private health insurance company”.

This initiative aligns with our commitment to strengthening healthcare systems for improved healthcare for our subscribers and patients who receive care at our accredited healthcare service providers (HSPs).

Our promise to HSPs is to be the private health insurance partner they can depend on in delivering quality healthcare. I take this opportunity to thank Novartis for deciding to partner with us on this initiative and wish to express our commitment to this partnership, which is aimed at building the capacity of our healthcare delivery partners to ensure better healthcare outcomes

“At Novartis, we continue seeking opportunities to lower local barriers to healthcare delivery through collaboration with governments and like-minded strategic partners to support health system strengthening initiatives in communities where we can have the greatest impact,” said Roland Addo-Hammond, Cluster Franchise Head-Oncology and Immunology at Novartis English West Africa.

“We are excited to join forces with Nationwide Medical Insurance to foster peer-to-peer education around sickle-cell disease (SCD) to increase disease awareness and build Healthcare Professional capacity for SCD management.”


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