The African Business Coalition for Health (ABCHealth), a not-for-profit health advocacy driven organisation, emerged the “Not for Profit of the Year” at the 2021 Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility (SERAS) CSR Africa awards held in Lagos, Nigeria.
Commenting on the award, the judges noted that ABCHealth was deserving of the honour for its commitment towards fostering Africa’s health sector, including engendering a continent-wide push for improving the health and well being of the African populace through partnerships between governments, businesses and other critical stakeholders in the health space.
The judges also acknowledged the organisation’s dedication to integrating private sector resources and public sector power for sustainable investments into Africa’s health and healthcare sector 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, chief executive officer, ABCHealth, who received the award on behalf of the organisation, dedicated the award to all the businesses in Africa committing resources into impact investments, aimed at improving the value of life for all Africans.
Atoki also disclosed that through the ABCHealth platform, businesses in Africa can mobilise resources, expertise, and professionalism, making clear and informed decisions to participate and scale impact towards improving health outcomes.
The SERAS awards is an initiative of TruCSR, a digital solutions platform, which celebrates and promotes investments by corporate organisations in the society through CSR and sustainability initiatives.
The 2021 awards and 15th annual edition since 2007 featured 387 projects by 97 organisations across Africa.
The SERAS jury board consists of global thought and best-practices 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; Lampe Omoyele from Nigeria; Paul Kapelus from South Africa; and Scott Walker from England.