NIGERIA: AFRICAN EXPORT-IMPORT BANK (AFREXIM) TO BUILD A TERTIARY HEALTHCARE CENTRE IN NIGERIA - CALIPHATE MEDIA

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Saturday, 11 November 2017

NIGERIA: AFRICAN EXPORT-IMPORT BANK (AFREXIM) TO BUILD A TERTIARY HEALTHCARE CENTRE IN NIGERIA



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The President and Chairman of African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIM) Benedict Oramah has announced that the financial institution is making concrete plans to establish mega tertiary healthcare centre  in Nigeria, in partnership with Kings College London.
“AFREXIM is developing the Centre as a joint initiative with the Kings College London, and the idea is to create capacities to treat complex diseases in Africa, reduce medical tourism and train medical practitioners.”
Mr. Benedict made the announcement during the week at a media engagement in Abuja; he said the bank is embarking on the construction of the centre in partnership with the Federal Government, through the ministry of health and run under an arrangement with London Kings College hospital.




“The facility will be owned by AFREXIM and will be opened to investors within Africa and outside”
“We are also in the process of promoting intra African trade, this time in medical services, working with the ministry of health and Kings College London, to build a Centre of Excellence for tertiary care in Nigeria,” he stated.
“Nigeria was selected to host the Centre of Excellence in health care facility, through a competitive and open process and that the agreement was signed in July.”
“Work would commence on the project next year, which will not only look at cancers but cardiovascular diseases.

According to him, the siting of the centre which will not only cater for cancer patients but cardiovascular diseases will be determined by the Nigerian Government.

ABOUT AFREXIM BANK
AFREXIM is a pan- African multilateral trade Finance institution created in 1993 as a private sector led bank, but under the auspices of the African Development Bank with the mandate to finance and promote intra and extra-trade using three broad services. The bank is owned by shareholders from 44 participating countries spread across the continent.
AFREXIM Bank has total assets amounting to about $15 billion and on an annual basis, disburses over $20billion to $25 billion, supporting all aspects of trade and trade related activities. The bank has disbursed over $40 billion since commencement of operations in 1994.

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