Nigeria targets West Africans for medical checks

Lagos based international health and hospitality brands Duchess International Hospital and the Lagos Marriot Hotel  have partnered, claiming to offer the first ever three-day comprehensive medical screening and disease prevention service in Nigeria.  It’s aim is to help reverse Nigeria’s outbound medical travel, and attract customers from West Africa.

Called the ‘Duchess Royal Medical Check Up’, the partnership is offering a executive health check programme aimed at promoting affordable access to health and preventing the onset of chronic diseases.

Dr. Adetokunbo  Shitta-Bey, CEO of Duchess International Hospital said: “Nigerians travel all over the world to Germany, the United States and Dubai in search of comprehensive health screening, disease prevention services and treatments for a variety of long-term (chronic) diseases, all of which we now offer exclusively at the Duchess International Hospital. The hospital’s mission is to reverse medical tourism by delivering the highest standards of care, using the most advanced technology and treatments to give our clients the fastest, most convenient access to the best medical expertise available anywhere in the world.”

The programme is a three-day American/European-style full-body medical assessment and complete clinical evaluation focused on early detection of disease and prevention of long-term ill health in both men and women. It uses advanced testing technology and specialised medical expertise to deliver clinical outcomes on behalf of clients based on their lifestyle, age and complete medical history.  A basic check-up starts from N50,000 (US$120), while the cost for high end screening is based on particular medical needs and budget.

It is targeting individuals and busy executives living in metropolitan cities across Nigeria and West Africa.