Nationwide Medical Insurance and Novartis have partnered to build the capacity of approximately 300 healthcare professionals on improved ways to prevent and manage vaso-occlusive crisis in sickle cell disease (SCD).
Virtual CPD Accredited Training aims to help participants redefine patient-centered care in SCD by changing treatment paradigms in clinical practice that will provide solutions to improve patient care.
The health professionals who participated in the capacity building training were mainly doctors from National Medical Insurance accredited health service providers across Ghana.
Nationwide Medical Insurance Chief Executive Nancy Ampah noted that patient access to healthcare and the quality of care they receive is at the heart of what we do as a private health insurance company.
This initiative aligns with our commitment to strengthen health systems to improve health care for our subscribers and the patients who receive care at our Accredited Health Service Providers (HSPs).
Our promise to health service providers is to be the private health insurance partner they can rely on to deliver quality health care. I take this opportunity to thank Novartis for deciding to partner with us in this initiative and wish to express our commitment to this partnership which aims to strengthen the capacity of our healthcare delivery partners to deliver better outcomes. in health care.
“At Novartis, we continue to seek opportunities to reduce local barriers to health care delivery, working 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 Manager, Oncology and Immunology at Novartis English West Africa.
“We are thrilled to partner with Nationwide Medical Insurance to foster peer education on sickle cell disease (SCD) to increase awareness of the disease and build the capacity of healthcare professionals for the management of SCD. “.