Access Bank advocates innovative financing models to realise SDGs


Access   Bank   has reaffirmed   its dedication to fostering positive transformation in healthcare across Africa.

Speaking at Medic West Africa event organised by ABCHealth in collaboration with informa markets,Ralph Opara, Group Head, Commercial Banking Division at Access Bank Plc, Ralph Opara saif that, “The government can’t carry the burden of the health sector alone. 

He said ” hence it is imperative that the private sector explores and implements   innovative   financing   models   and   strategic   partnerships   to   bridge   the healthcare investment gap.”

Opara noted that collaborative effort between the public and private sectors is not only crucial   but   essential   to   driving   innovation,   improving   healthcare   accessibility,   and ensuring sustainable development across the continent.

The discussions also explored strategies for strengthening healthcare infrastructure, leveraging   technological   advancements,   as   well   as   enhancing   community   health initiatives. 

The event, which served as a platform for stakeholders across industries deliberate on the theme ‘Healthcare Investments in Africa: Mobilizing the Private Sector to Drive Healthcare Investments in Africa,’ aimed to chart a path through which corporates can leverage   innovative   financing   models   and   strategic   partnerships   in   fostering   the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.