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Have you ever wished you could buy medicines without having to go the pharmacy physically? Your wish has been granted; your most trusted pharmacies are now a few clicks away! Advantage Health Africa recently launched, a fully dedicated online medicine ordering platform where you can sign on and make purchases of a wide range of medicines. The website also provides access to health-related devices, and special foods (such as those for special needs). guarantees that genuine medicines from across a large network of independent retail pharmacies across Nigeria are available to the consumers of these medicines in a convenient and safe way, thereby bridging a supply chain gap in the retail pharmacy space. is in a class of its own as its model is vastly different from existing online pharmacies. When it comes to sourcing products, the website relies only on carefully selected, fully registered pharmacies to drive the website. Technology has made life easier in many ways, and is yet another example of a digital bridge created to improve quality of life by providing convenience, reliability, and safety of medicines. This means that even if you live abroad, you can shop for medications for others, like aged parents for instance. You simply log on, search and select the medicines, and pay online. Your purchase will be delivered to their doorstep by any of their network members nearby. To further ensure consumers’ peace of mind, has employed an escrow payment system; your account will only be debited after the delivery is confirmed. Although our healthcare system in Nigeria leaves much to be desired, this is certainly good news for both consumers, and for pharmacies that care about their medicines reaching those who need it. is new and has started small as retailers are signing on gradually, but this is clearly the beginning of something great as the website is ramping up the numbers by the day, hoping to give access to thousands of items across Nigeria’s registered pharmacies. An experienced pharmacist and a Certified Performance Technologist herself, Advantage Health Africa CEO Abimbola Adebakin has put together a team of registered professionals to supervise quality assurance and control processes for After all, nobody wants to purchase medicines from non-professionals who cannot be held responsible. “I want Advantage Health Africa to play a vital role in catalysing efficiency and greater cohesion in the healthcare world, starting with the pharma industry; to promote innovation, collaboration and adoption of technology to address our own business growth needs, attract needed support and use these to serve the people better,” she says.

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This article was first published on 3rd November 2017


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