#GiveHerBetaHealth: GTBank Champions access to health insurance for women on International Women’s Day
As International Women’s Day 2021 (IWD21) calls on people and organizations to #choosetochallenge for a better world for women, Guaranty Trust Bank plc (GTBank) has launched an initiative, tagged #GiveHerBetaHealth, to garner attention on the need for universal essential health care coverage, especially for women in the informal sector.
Through this initiative, Africa’s leading financial institution is providing 1,000 self-employed BetaHealth workers free for one year.
Launched in 2020, BetaHealth is a low-cost healthcare package that covers essential healthcare services such as treatment for malaria, pre and postnatal care, accidents and medical emergencies as well as life insurance, all for a subscription fee of N 500 per month. Offered in over 1,000 hospitals and pharmacies across the country, BetaHealth also provides a telemedicine service that allows the user to speak with a doctor over the phone anytime, anywhere.
With the #GiveHerBetaHealth campaign, the Bank is calling on the general public to nominate 1,000 women who will receive free BetaHealth coverage for one year. To nominate a woman, visit giveherbetahealth.gtbank.com.
#GiveHerBetaHealth is the latest in a long series of GTBank initiatives that reflect the Bank’s commitment to expand access to essential services for all, regardless of their social or economic background. The campaign focuses on empowering self-employed women workers in the informal sector, many of whom have little or no access to financial services and health insurance. With this campaign, the Bank is highlighting the need for universal access to essential health services that is affordable for every working Nigerian and accessible across the country.
BetaHealth is available to everyone. To purchase BetaHealth for yourself or for someone else, simply dial * 737 * 52 * 500 * 50 # from your mobile phone.