CarePay has opened a Lagos office in 2018 to expand the exploitation of the platform to Nigeria in order to provide better access to healthcare in Nigeria.
Nigeria has a population of around 190 million residents, the largest population of Africa. Over 60% of the Nigerians are from a lower socioeconomic background and less than 4% of the population is covered for healthcare. Lagos State alone has around 22 million residents, many of them without access to good healthcare. It is with this in the back of our minds that CarePay decided to expand to Nigeria, with the help of PharmAccess Foundation.
In 2018, CarePay has set up an office in Lagos, Nigeria. To work towards ensuring all residents in Lagos State have access to affordable and quality healthcare, Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA) was set up by the Lagos State Government. LASHMA has chosen CarePay's platform to run the mandatory Lagos State Health Insurance Scheme on. The platform offers LASHMA a mobile solution for scheme administration which serves as a digital health exchange that connects the all the main stakeholders on the same platform.
So far, CarePay has connected 123 healthcare providers to the platform.
Having just started in Lagos State, CarePay has already connected 118k lives.
In December 2018, the Lagos State Health Insurance Scheme was launched by the Governor of Lagos. However, Lagos is not the only state interested in using CarePay's technology platform to run a statewide health insurance scheme on. Kwara State has also engaged CarePay as the preferred solution to run the Kwara State Health Insurance Scheme on.
Apart from Lagos State and Kwara State, CarePay is continuously looking to expand its solution to other states in Nigeria to work together with local governments to provide better access to healthcare.