Friday, May 13 2022

The African Business Coalition for Health (ABCHealth), a nonprofit organization focused on health advocacy, has been voted “Nonprofit of the Year” at the 2021 Awards for Sustainability, and Accountability (SERAS) CSR Africa held in Lagos, Nigeria.

ABCHealth was also nominated in three other categories, including “Social Enterprise of the Year”, “Best New Entry”, and “Partnership of the Year”.

Commenting on the award, the judges noted that ABCHealth deserved this honor for its commitment to promoting the health sector in Africa, including creating a continent-wide push to improve the health and well-being of the population. Africa through partnerships between governments, businesses and other key health stakeholders.

The judges also recognized the organization’s dedication to integrating the resources of the private sector and the power of the public sector for sustainable investments in the health and healthcare sector in Africa through the leadership of its founders, Aliko Dangote , Chairman and CEO of Dangote Group, and Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Chairman, Board of Directors, African Business Coalition for Health/Founder and Chairman, Coronation Capital Limited.

Mories Atoki, Managing Director of ABCHealth, who received the award on behalf of the organization, dedicated the award to all businesses in Africa committing resources to impact investing, aimed at improving the value of life for all the Africans.

Atoki also revealed that through the ABCHealth platform, businesses in Africa can mobilize resources, expertise and professionalism, making clear and informed decisions to participate and expand their impact on improving health outcomes.

The SERAS Awards are an initiative of TruCSR, a digital solutions platform, which celebrates and promotes business investment in society through CSR and sustainability initiatives.

The 2021 awards and the 15th annual since 2007 featured 387 projects from 97 organizations across Africa.

The SERAS jury is made up of global thought and best practice leaders from around the world, such as Maria Sillanpaa from Finland; Nyasha Gwatidzo from Zimbabwe; Adesuwa Onyenokwe from Nigeria; Amjed Achour from Morocco; Charles Ojei from Nigeria; Ellen Gunning from Ireland; Gina Din-Kariuki from Kenya; Indira Kartallozi from England; Omoyele lamp from Nigeria; Paul Kapelus from South Africa; and Scott Walker from England.

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