LiveMD, a global telehealth provider has announced a partnership with one of Nigeria’s foremost financial institutions, Union Bank, to offer quality and affordable healthcare services to the Bank’s teeming customers.
LiveMD telehealth platform connects users with doctors, therapists, and medical
organisations (such as hospitals, pharmacies, laboratory/diagnostic centers) by
phone, video, text, or in-person.
This partnership will
provide Union Bank customers with access to medical practitioners from over 30
countries in North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and
Africa. The Bank’s customers can also request to have laboratory and diagnostic
tests carried out within their homes or at easily accessible centers. They can
also have their prescribed drugs delivered to their doorsteps.
According to Mr. Emeka Okwara, LiveMD’s CEO,
“Access to quality healthcare in Nigeria is
limited because of location, social class, and travel restrictions.”
He continued, “LiveMD addresses these
challenges by enabling Nigerians to communicate with local and international
licensed medical doctors and therapists via phone, video, and text at very
affordable prices. Additionally, through our network of world-class healthcare
partners, available on LiveMD’s digital health network, consumers can have their
prescription, laboratory, and diagnostic orders fulfilled at their homes or
nearby health centers.
He also concluded, “LiveMD’s mission is to
increase access to quality healthcare, regardless of location or social class. Our
partnership with Union Bank will help us accomplish this mission and bring
about a positive impact in Nigeria”.
to Lola Cardoso, Union Bank’s Head, Retail Banking and Digital,
“Union Bank is focused on being Nigeria’s most trusted partner and this
quest drives us to explore partnerships and collaborations that go beyond
banking, to deliver this objective.
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the need for improved healthcare,
especially in Nigeria. We are therefore pleased to collaborate with LiveMD at
this time, to provide our esteemed customers with access to quality healthcare
at affordable rates. Through this partnership, we expect to see more Nigerians
able to access world-class healthcare irrespective of their location.”
LiveMD platform offers users a wide range of benefits including the opportunity
to have their medical prescriptions delivered to their homes; access to LiveMD’s
proprietary digital health tools such as the symptom checker and COVID-19
self-assessment and triaging tools. The digital health tools can help diagnose
medical condition and recommend medical doctors and specialists to provide
is a Global Telehealth Platform headquartered in the United States that
connects Patients with doctors, therapists, and medical organizations (such as
hospitals, pharmacies, laboratory/diagnostic centers) by phone, video, text, or
with several specialties across over 30 countries, including Nigeria, are
available to consult with users. In addition, LiveMD’s digital health platform
and practices strictly adhere to local and international health privacy laws
and standards, including North America’s HIPAA.
is an innovator in virus management and symptom checker artificial intelligence
Established in 1917 and listed on
the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 1971, Union Bank of Nigeria Plc. is a household
name and one of Nigeria’s long-standing and most respected financial
institutions. The Bank is a trusted and recognizable brand, with an extensive
network of over 300 branches across Nigeria.
In late 2012, a new Board of
Directors and Executive Management team were appointed to Union Bank and in
2014 the Bank began executing a transformation programme to re-establish it as
a highly respected provider of quality financial services.
The Bank currently offers a
variety of banking services to both individual and corporate clients including
current, savings and deposit account services, funds transfer, foreign currency
domiciliation, loans, overdrafts, equipment leasing and trade finance. The Bank
also offers its customers convenient electronic banking channels and products
including Online Banking, Mobile Banking, Debit Cards, ATMs and POS Systems.