For the third consecutive time, Pharmanews has been named as the Best Healthcare Media (Print) of the Year by the Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award (NHEA).
The 40-year-old healthcare publication shrugged off the challenge from the likes of Punch, PharmaTimes and BusinessDay to win the laurel.
The colourful occasion which was hosted at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on 21 June 2019, had several doctors, hospital administrators, pharmacists, owners of health management organisations (HMOs), captains of industry and stakeholders in the health sector in attendance.
While congratulating Pharmanews, Prof. Adetokunbo Fabamwo, chief medical director, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) said that a publication that has spanned 40 years cannot be grudged for picking up such awards multiple times.
Reacting to the victory, Sir Ifeanyi Atueyi, managing director of Pharmanews said he was delighted with the Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Awards which, apparently, has carved out a niche for itself in the healthcare sector and the performance has continued to improve every year.
“In 2015, this organisation selected me as the first pharmacist in the country to receive the most prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Although I have received more than 50 other awards, this particular one gave me the greatest joy because it embraces the entire healthcare sector.
“We are happy that in 2017 and 2018, Pharmanews won in the category of the Nigerian Healthcare Media Excellence Award – Print. This year, 2019, we have won it again. Indeed, this is a manifestion of God’s grace. The world has recognised our unique contribution in the healthcare space,” he enthused.
The trio of Dr Stella Okoli, chairman, Emzor Group; Emeritus Prof. Oladapo Akinkugbe, University of Ibadan (UI) and Prof. Eyitayo Lambo, former minister of health were respectively decorated with Lifetime Achievement Awards, while Special Recognition Awards were conferred on Dr Muhammad Ali Pate, minister of state for health and Dr Aranmolate Ayobami, managing director of Grandville Medical.
List of winners according to their categories include: Pathcare Laboratories/Synlab, cleared the Private Laboratory Service Provider Award; Nigerian Health Watch (Healthcare Media Excellence Award – Online); Nurses on Air (Healthcare Media Excellence Award – Broadcast); HealthPlus Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Retail Outlet of the Year); Lily Hospital (Private Healthcare Provider of the year); Total Health Trust (HMO of the year); Clinix Healthcare (Radiology Service Provider of the Year); Alpha Pharmacy (Most Improved Pharmaceutical Outlet of the Year) and Eye Foundation Hospital (Eye Care Service Provider of the Year); May & Baker Nigeria Plc (Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company of the Year); GroFin Nigeria(Outstanding Healthcare Project-Friendly Financial Institution of the Year); Access Bank Plc (Outstanding Healthcare SME-Friendly Financial Institution of the Year).
Other winners are : Nasarawa State (Outstanding State Government Healthcare Programme of the Year);CarePay Nigeria Limited (Innovative Heathcare Service Provider of the Year); Solid Rock Hospital (Pharmaccess Safecare Outstanding Facility of the Year); Smile360 Dental Specialists (Dental Service Provider of the Year); Tolu Adeleke-Air (Tolu the midwife), Nursing & Midwifery Excellence Service Award of the Year; Renal Dialysis Centre (Dialysis Service Provider of the Year); Wellpath Physiotherapy, (Physiotherapy Service Provider of the Year); JNC International (Biomedical Engineering Service Companyof the Year); Drugstock E-hub (Technology-Driven Distributor Company of the Year); DCL Laboratory Products (Laboratory Equipment Marketing Company of the Year); University College Hospital (UCH), (Tertiary Healthcare Provider of the Year); The Bridge Clinic (IVF Service Provider of the Year); and GE Healthcare, (Hospital Equipment Marketing Company of the Year).
Established in 1979 as publishers of health periodicals, Pharmanews Limited has since established itself as the leading global healthcare journal on the globe.