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Providing Healthcare Access and Empowering Women in Rural Nigeria

A profile of trailblazing entrepreneur Opeoluwa Ashimi

Over 52% of Africa’s population live in rural communities. Africa and Asia are the only continents where the rural population outnumbers urban. The World Bank reports six out of every 10 persons in sub-Saharan Africa live in a rural area – that’s over 656 million people lacking proper healthcare access. Compounded with low-income levels, lack of proper roads, communication networks, and access to disease control centers, this further challenges outbreaks and epidemic control coordination. The personal impact of rural deficiencies on Opeoluwa Ashimi, CEO of Promane and Promade Limited social enterprise, was losing her godfather to delayed lung cancer diagnosis…
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Jackie Abramian has been a regular contributor to Ms. Magazine, The Progressive, Forbes, Grid Daily News, Thrive Global and HuffPost. She serves as an advisor and board member on various social enterprises, impact investment firms, and NGOs and is a corporate communications strategist and founder of Global Cadence PR consultancy.

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