Funmi Adewara Wins World Bank SDGs & Her Global Competition Award 2020 For Women Entrepreneurs

Funmi Adewara has emerged winner of the World Bank SDGs & Her Global Competition Award 2020 for Women Entrepreneurs.

Seven winners were selected from a pool of 2,400 applicants from around the world who took part in the competition.

Other winners include Annisa Hasanah Ashyad of Ecofun Indonesia; Bassma Ali of G-Gateway; Kayumba Chiwele of PyscHealth Zambia; Melina Taprant of Wise Greece; Marysela Zamora of Nosotras; and Maliha Khalid of Doctory.

Funmi Adewara, chief executive officer of Mobihealth International, has been honoured by the World Bank for her role in promoting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) number three.

The SDGs three seeks to promote access to healthcare, ensure healthy lives and promote well-being at all ages.

Mobihealth International is said to be Africa’s first fully integrated telehealth start-up leveraging technology in harnessing diaspora, local doctors and medical service providers through a secure electronic medical record and video software.

Jill Wilkins, the director of partnerships and practice groups (external and corporate relations) of the World Bank, said the competition endowed by the World Bank Group and its partners – the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), UN Women and the Wharton School Zicklin Centre – showcases women entrepreneurs who support the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their business operations.

According to Jill Wilkins:

“The competition provides an opportunity to showcase women-led businesses that are not only supporting goals in health, food security, education, climate change, gender equality and industry, but also demonstrating resilience as they respond to the challenges of COVID-19.”

In the words of Funmi Adewara:

“I feel highly honoured for this coveted award and I thank the organisers of the competition for this huge recognition of what we do with our healthcare platform.

Our work at Mobihealth International is predicated on our belief that an improved access to healthcare will bring about accelerated development for the people of the world. This is why we work to remove as much barriers to healthcare as possible.

This award is a motivation to do more to see that people who need quality medical attention receive same irrespective of their race, gender, social status or financial standing.”

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