HEFAMAA outsources monitoring of health facilities to private organisations

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The Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) on Tuesday announced the outsourcing of monitoring of health facilities in Lagos to reputable private organisations.

Dr. Yemisi Solanke-Koya, Chairman, HEFAMAA Board, disclosed this at a news conference in Ikeja, on the outsourcing of the agency’s activities to private organisations.

The eight private organisations are: E-clat Health Care Limited,. SPC Patterns Consulting, Realms Health Care Consulting Services, IFS Healthcare, McOlivia Consulting Limited, AOI Training and Consulting Limited, Insight Health Consulting and Vhelar Consulting Limited.

She said the agency is a regulatory body set up by the Lagos State Government to effectively promote quality health care for all Lagos residents and that the agency is responsible for setting minimum standards for the operation of all categories of health facilities in Lagos State as well as the accreditation, inspection, monitoring and licensing of health facilities.

Solanke-Koya announced that the agency had outsourced the monitoring of health facilities in Lagos State to reputable private organisations.

“This will commence immediately with a six months’ pilot phase which will be reviewed for better delivery at the end of June 2023.

“The objective of the outsourcing is to increase the monitoring coverage of health facilities so as to ensure improved quality of healthcare delivery to the residents of the State,” she stated.

She added that the private organisations, who were selected following due procurement process would monitor both the public and private health facilities in the local governments assigned to each of them.


Solanke-Koya stated that in order to improve the capacity of the franchisees, the Agency organised a 3-day comprehensive training for them from Wednesday 14th to Friday 16th of December 2022.

“This was followed by joint assessment field visits to health facilities on the 20th and 21st of December 2022. Let me quickly add here that HEFAMAA officers will continue to work with the private organisations in January 2023 to ensure seamless handover of the monitoring activities,” she said.

The HEFAMAA Board Chairman enjoined hospitals and other categories of health facilities across the State to access the Health Facility Inspection Tool on the HEFAMAA website (hefamaa.lagosstate.gov.ng), do self-assessment for their facilities and upgrade their operations in the sections where they scored low marks.

“I need to also emphasize that the private organisations are expected to submit their assessment reports to HEFAMAA daily, these will be reviewed by the Agency for intervention when necessary.

“You are wondering whether HEFAMAA monitors will have any work to do again, let me assure you that our officers will continue to carry out inspection of new facilities for registration purposes, facility assessment for empanelment into the Health Insurance Scheme, investigation of petitions and complaints from the public as well as enforcement,” she stated.