Avon HMO promises new standards in Nigeria’s health insurance industry

Avon HMO promises new standards in Nigeria’s health insurance industry

“We are defining a new approach to Managed care and health insurance in Nigeria.”

– Simbo Ukiri, CEO


LAGOS, 10 July 2013 – Avon Healthcare Limited (Avon HMO), a health management organisation based in Lagos, Nigeria, will launch its brand at an event to be held at the ultra-modern Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on Thursday, 25 July 2013. The company will be introducing an array of products and services to the market.

This launch will set the tone for how Avon HMO plans to engage with key stakeholders and partners, including governments and senior public officials; leading corporate organisations; key SMEs as well as Healthcare professionals and providers.

Speaking at a press conference in Lagos, Avon HMO’s CEO, Mrs. Simbo Ukiri, said the company aims to be the preferred choice for healthcare solutions, and will set new standards in the industry….new standards by way of real value to clients, enrolled members and providers; as well as new standards in service delivery.

She said: “Avon HMO has adopted a completely different approach. We want our clients, enrolled members and partners to know that we listen, and that we have the right people, skills and technology to meet their healthcare needs at the right price and in the most responsive and efficient manner.”

“We don’t simply sell health plans; we give clients and members access to healthcare solutions that are relevant to their needs, improving quality of life and promoting soundness of mind and body which accelerates productivity and enhances the creation of wealth.”

 “We share NHIS’s passion under the leadership of Dr. Abdulrahman Sambo, for our country Nigeria, to achieve universal health insurance coverage. Working together with all stakeholders, we believe this is possible sooner rather than later. We want to add meaningful value to the many people who will use our services, so that we are touching lives, even as we do our part to improve Nigeria’s healthcare industry.”

Avon HMO offers health insurance plans, health risk assessment, occupational health management, employee well-being and other services to individuals, families, groups, companies and the government. Its full range of carefully designed health plans provides increasing levels of care which cover typical ailments and procedures that are treatable within and outside Nigeria.

“We have in our team some of the best and most experienced professionals you can find in this sector. Our partner provider network, which is still growing, covers all medical specialty areas and includes over 300 hospitals, clinics and referral centres spread across the 36 states and major local government areas in Nigeria” said Ukiri.

Avon HMO is a member of Heirs Holdings, the investment company chaired by businessman and philanthropist, Tony O. Elumelu, CON. Heirs Holdings is committed to the economic transformation of Africa through investments in strategic economic sectors: financial services, power, oil & gas, real estate & hospitality, agribusiness and healthcare. Avon HMO is a part of the company’s strategic portfolio.

The Avon HMO team is excited to be entering the scene when transformation of Nigeria’s healthcare sector is high on everyone’s agenda. The company has equipped itself to contribute significantly to the achievement of the country’s aspirations and the yearning of Nigerians for convenient access to world best standard healthcare services.

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