By Prince Osuagwu
Telecom provider 9mobile says MobiHealth International founder Dr. Funmi Adewara deserved the World Bank’s SDGs and her 2020 Global Award that she recently won.
Adewara was one of seven women entrepreneurs recognized for using her entrepreneurial skills to support the SDGs through her business leadership and health crisis management. MobiHealth International partnered with 9mobile to spearhead telemedicine solutions in Nigeria in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
9mobile also supported MobiHealth International, to launch a free online COVID-19 detection and teleconsultation service for all Nigerians. This service was aimed at mitigating the impact of the confinement and restricted movements as a consequence of the COVID-19 situation in the country.
The service provided Nigerians with access to highly trained and experienced physicians for primary care consultations via web, app, voice or video call from the comfort of their homes. The telemedicine service was extended to Kano to fight other healthcare challenges in the state.
9mobile’s Executive Director of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs Abdulrahman Ado said:
“We join all Nigerians in celebrating with Dr. Funmi Adewara and her Mobihealth team for a well deserved award. The award is a testament to their tireless efforts to provide a comprehensive service that unites thousands of Nigerians with world-class healthcare.
Our partnership with MobiHealth was part of concerted efforts to protect healthcare workers and citizens by providing access to telemedicine consultations to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.
“We are pleased that 9mobile has been a part of this exciting journey and wish MobiHealth International more success in the future,” he added.
The award ceremony was held on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, United States of America.