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EHA Clinics accredited for ambulatory care

EHA Clinics accredited for ambulatory care
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Nigerian medical facility EHA Clinics, has been accredited for ambulatory care.

The Chief Executive Officer of EHA Clinics, Adam Thompson has raised concerns for more Nigerians to be able to access quality healthcare in the country. He said this at a briefing in Abuja, which was to announce the medical facility’s approval for ambulatory care. This accreditation came as a result of the medical facility’s continued compliance with internationally-recognized quality standards. Thompson added that available statistics revealed that there were one million neo-natal deaths of people who could access essential healthcare services.

The reason for their deaths is not that they could not access healthcare but that they had poor care and lack of world-class quality standards. “They had access to care but just did not have access to quality care,” he said. “As a leading primary healthcare provider in Nigeria, our goal is to influence the private and public sectors to embrace the idea that the minimum standard of care should comprise access, affordability, and quality.”

Nigeria loses about 2,300 children under age five every day.

Nigeria is one of the countries with the highest number of poor people in the world. In 2018, Nigeria surpassed India as the world’s poverty capital, with around 87 million people living in extreme poverty, though Nigeria has been surpassed again by India in 2022. With this, a long-neglected primary healthcare system, and a population growing at an exponential rate, immense pressure has been put on the nation’s barely sustained healthcare system. This system is also dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath.

Because of this, Nigeria loses about 2,300 children under the age of five every day. That is about 850,000 children lost every year because of the state of the healthcare system. The most populous black nation in the world also has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world. According to UNICEF, 576 children die per 100,000 live births in Nigeria, the fourth highest in the world. Also, the number of stillbirth babies in Nigeria is the highest in the world, approximately 262,000 babies, which is the world’s second highest national total.

EHA Clinics is the first JCI-accredited clinic in sub-Saharan Africa.

Adam Thompson added that EHA Clinics (Kano) is the first primary healthcare clinic in sub-Saharan Africa to be accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) for ambulatory care. “We are proud to be transforming healthcare and setting the pace for primary healthcare standards in Nigeria and Africa at large,” he said. JCI standards define the performance expectations, structures, and functions that must be in place for an ambulatory care organization such as EHA Clinics to be accredited by JCI.

In a country where healthcare services are exorbitantly priced and heavily unsubsidized, EHA Clinics are promoting access to healthcare, affordability, and international quality standards for primary healthcare organizations in the country. Nigeria’s out-of-pocket health expenditure has been 70 per cent on average. Out-of-pocket health expenditure refers to payments that individuals make to access healthcare. This statistic shows that the three pillars of EHA Clinics are crucial to the well-being of Nigerians.

EHA Clinics underwent rigorous scrutiny before being accredited.

The Practice and Quality Assurance Manager of the clinic, Nada Hadiar also said at the briefing that EHA Clinics went through rigorous scrutiny before being accredited by the JCI. “The clinics underwent a rigorous on-site survey, during which a JCI team evaluated compliance with ambulatory care standards related to a variety of areas, including the International Patient Safety Goals, patient assessment and care, anaesthesia and surgical care, medication management, patient and family education, quality improvement, infection prevention and control, and information management, among others,” she said.


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Ask Nigeria
1 month ago

EHA Clinics accredited for ambulatory care – Nigerian medical facility EHA Clinics, has been accredited for ambulatory care.  – Express your point of view.

Tonerol10
Member
1 month ago

Government need to fund our clinic system very well.

DimOla
Member
1 month ago

Because of poor health facilities in Nigeria we have recorded large mortality rate. Agitating for quality healthcare by Adam Thompson is a welcomed idea. If government can provide quality healthcare the death rate in Nigeria will drop.

Adeolastan
Member
1 month ago

The article is 💯% fact and the numbers could be more than that because of poverty and government poor intervention in all aspects of social amenities,Moreover corruption of people in the government and the berucracy is too alarming,if not what our resources is enough for Nigeria citizens to survive well.

Khalifa001
Member
1 month ago

Nigeria clinic would be better if looked into well because they have good records and needs to keep up

AN-Abiodun
Member
1 month ago

Our health care sector is going to be good if properly looked into.

Despite funds pumped into the country’s health sector yearly, and people are still dying due to lack of amenities.

It’s high the health sector is revived.

Kazeem1
Member
1 month ago

The government should commit a significant amount of the national budget towards the health sector because we’re seriously lagging behind in it.

Tolaniiii
Member
1 month ago

This will help a lot in reducing the mortality rate in the country, they need to proceed and conclude this fast.

Taiwoo
Member
1 month ago

The government should first try providing support financially to these kids so they would be able to live healthy lives free of sickness

Bola12
Member
1 month ago

These children in Naija are suffering a lot, and children are usually very prone to diseases, and they are the ones that need the healthcare the most.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
1 month ago

Since the neonatal mortality rate in this nation is disturbing, the initiative by the EHA clinics to become accredited for ambulatory treatment is a positive development. However, more must be done in terms of prevention and management to prevent these infants from passing away at such a young age.

Hassan Isa
Member
1 month ago

With a population that is expanding exponentially and a lengthy history of neglect, our country’s barely functional healthcare system is under tremendous pressure.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
1 month ago

This accreditation was earned directly from the medical facility’s unwavering commitment to maintaining compliance with quality standards that are acknowledged on a global scale.

Iyanu12345ogg
Member
1 month ago

The EHA clinic getting accredited for ambulatory care is a great development.Alot of Nigerians have no access to quality medical health care and it has lead to the loss of many lives. The government should ensure enough medical experts and equipment are supplied to EHA clinics, so they will be able to save more lives.

Remi1
Member
1 month ago

This is great because it will create more avenue for people to receive proper care and fast. Good initiative from them

Yomii
Member
1 month ago

EHA Clinics are encouraging access to healthcare, affordability, and international quality standards for primary healthcare organisations in a country where healthcare services are exorbitantly costly and severely unsubsidised.

Adesanyaj72
Member
1 month ago

Many people have died due to delays in medical care granted to them. This will indeed help and go a long way for us

Chibuzor
Member
1 month ago

This is good news for us because it will at least prevent more deaths and enable them to be quickly attended to

Ultra0711
Member
1 month ago

This accreditation will increase the standard of our primary healthcare provider in Nigeria and it will also help people to get access to quality care.

Abusi
Member
1 month ago

It is laudable that EHA clinics are being accredited for ambulatory care. It shows the sense of urgency they possess while attending to their patients. Alot of Nigerians have no access to quality medical health care and it has lead to the loss of many lives. The government should ensure enough medical apparatus and equipment are supplied to EHA clinics, so they will be able to save more lives.

SarahDiv
Member
1 month ago

Adam Thompson you have well spoken. The reasons for most death is the lack of quality healthcare. If government can make this available providing standard healthcare, it will great reduce the rate of mortality in Nigeria.

AN-Usman
Member
1 month ago

The EHA clinic getting accredited for ambulatory care is a great development to our primary healthcare as more people will now get access to quality healthcare service and will help to reduce the number of deaths.

theApr
Member
1 month ago

It’s a good one. The EHA clinic being accredited as a result of the medical facility’s continued compliance with internationally-recognized quality standards, shows we can be better. Hopefully patients can access proper health care, and neonatal deaths reduces significantly

Haykaylyon26
Member
1 month ago

EHA clinic accreditation is good thing and one of develop step it will reduce and take care of people health and prevent and save the young ones from dying at a young age. Poverty is one of things causing this bt with this step things can get solve a little.

jdpumping
Member
1 month ago

The initiative of the EHA clinics been accredited for ambulatory care is a welcome development because the death of neonatals in this country is alarming more needs to be done in terms of prevention and management to save these infants from dying at tender age.

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