Healing Stripes Hospital (HSH) has won the most Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Health Project of the year by the Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award for giving free ddialyzesto the less privileged.
HSH is owned by the City of David Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church God (RCCG).
Its Dialysis Support Scheme, which won the award, is part of its Christian Social Reform – the first faith-based cancer screening center in Nigeria.
The hospital started as an out-patient clinic in 2010, offering primary care and community healthcare outreaches.
In 2012, Makoko Care Clinic was established to offer free out-patient clinics to the Makoko community every quarter.
Other communities that have benefited from the medical outreaches by the hospital are Ilaje, Oshodi, Bar Beach, Oniru New Market and Mayegun community in Lekki.
HSH Cancer Screening & Diagnostics Centre has screened over 101, 837 people and 9,505 dialyzes completed at a subsidized rate and many free.
According to HSH Medical Director Dr. Ezinne Onyemere, the project, a partner of His Love Foundation, a charity arm of the church, has been supporting healthcare delivery by offering quality health care through diagnostics, laboratory, pharmaceutical, dialyzes, and ambulance services.
Ezinne said HSH has completed nine kidney transplants in partnership with some medical institutions abroad.
“The Dialysis Support Scheme is the reason we won the award. It shows that whatever you put your mind to do it is possible regardless of the circumstance.
“Health care is really a complex system and it is something you can do if you are determined,” Ezinne said