One of the long standing commercial banks in Nigeria, Union Bank of Nigeria, has announced its first banking partnership with globally recognised telehealth services company, Mobihealth International during a signing ceremony held at the United States Embassy in Abuja. The company has also raised significant funding such as the $1 million (USD) grant from the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) which was also announced in Abuja.
Chief Executive Officer of Union Bank, Mr. Mudassir Amray said concerning the partnership: “Mobihealth’s slate of round-the-clock digital medical solutions including telehealth and other healthcare-related services provides a unique opportunity for Union Bank to deliver on our vision to be a trusted partner for our customers as we look beyond traditional banking services to deliver more value, leveraging technology and digital platforms. We are excited that the exclusive partnership with Mobihealth will bring this innovation to our customers while also addressing a fundamental and critical need with access to improved and affordable healthcare.”
Dr. Funmi Adewara, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mobihealth, said: “The prospect of scaling Mobihealth’s services to millions of Nigerians through this partnership with Union Bank is exciting and has the potential to be a game changer. We hope that having access to timely and affordable healthcare will fulfil the popular saying ‘health is wealth’ for over six million Union Bank customers and is a great step in the effort to build a healthier nation and continent.” Mobihealth’s sole aim, which is ‘to provide everyone with timely access to quality and affordable healthcare and healthcare providers from all over the world,’ has gained international accolades and awards for the company and its founder Dr. Funmi Adewara; including recognition from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
This partnership, according to the organisation, is part of Union Bank’s commitment to enabling success for its customers, and it will also include physical access points for telehealth consultations in select Union Bank branches nationwide.