SOCIAL ENTERPRISE INTERVENTIONS
Community Based Social Health Insurance Programme
EHAI is a strong proponent of Universal Health Coverage. Hence, we make efforts to ensure access to affordable and quality health care by technically facilitating and managing sustainable CBSHIP is also an income-generating scheme is specifically targeted at empowering women who are usually the most vulnerable in the society. Hence, it does not only ensure access to health care but also helps eradicate poverty directly. In partnership with the National Health Insurance Scheme, we have commenced implementation in Ondo State Nigeria with the projection to scale up to other states. Cases in point of EHAI’s technically facilitated CBSHIP schemes are Moferere-Oja Mutual Health Association and Ondo Catholic Mutual Health Association with over 300 and 600 enrolees respectively.
Through CBSHIP project, EHAI is set to achieve:
Target 1.4 of SDG 1 which is to ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance by 2030
Target 3.8 of SDG 3 which is to achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.
Target 5.a of SDG 5 which is to undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws. Sustainable Development Goal 10 which is to reduce inequality within and among countries.
This foundation was set up as part of the organization’s drive to serve humanity and to provide affordable, quality and innovative clinical laboratory services. EquiLabs Foundation is an independent laboratory established to revolutionize the Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis industry in a Low and Middle Income Country like Nigeria by providing both charitable and commercial laboratory services at affordable prices.
In line with this drive, Equilabs Foundation conducts routine laboratory testing outreaches in Lagos State and beyond. For instance, EHAI collaborated with Rhesus Solution Initiative to offer free laboratory counselling and testing services to people in Iganmu, Lagos State.
EHAI set up this foundation as a means to achieve target 3.3 of SDG 3 which is to end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases by 2030. Equilabs also aims to achieve target 3.4 of SDG 3 which is to reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being by 2030.
Continuous Quality Improvement
EHAI’s CQI’s project involves the integration of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) processes to improve quality of health care in public secondary health facilities is being in Ondo State, Nigeria. The ultimate goal of this project is to improve the quality of healthcare and clinical outcomes in public hospitals in Ondo State through CQI implementation in health care management processes. EHAI’s projection is to improve the institutional capacity to deliver quality healthcare services by 60% in Ondo State and to scale up the project to other states in Nigeria. This projection is evident in trainings conducted for Ondo State Ministry of health and Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.
Through CQI, EHAI hopes to achieve target 3.c of SDG 3 which is to substantially increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing countries, especially in least developed countries and small island developing states.