Access Afya wins Third Place in UK's Responsible Business Awards 2018

Access Afya is proud to announce that we have been longlisted for the UK’s longest running and most prestigious awards programme championing responsible business in the UK and abroad.

The Awards celebrate the most inspiring businesses who are making a difference by taking action to build more inclusive workplaces, stronger communities and tackle our biggest environmental challenges.

This announcement coincides with Responsible Business Week (23-27 April), an annual initiative aimed at increasing awareness of the positive contribution of businesses to society.

Access Afya has been Longlisted for the Unilever Global Development Award.

“This is a great honor to be longlisted for such a prestigious award, and we are in very good company. Access Afya’s mission is to create access to affordable healthcare for everyone through sustainable care models. We are proud of the work we do serving patients in the poorest communities in Africa,” said Melissa Menke, CEO, and Founder of Access Afya.

Chief Executive of Business in the Community, Amanda Mackenzie, said: “More than ever businesses are expected to play their part in creating the society we all want. We are proud of Access Afya who have been Longlisted for the Responsible Business Awards 2018 for their work in helping to build healthy communities with successful businesses at their heart.”

The winners of all ten categories, including the Responsible Business of the Year, will be announced at the Responsible Business Gala Dinner at the Royal Albert Hall on 3 July, in front of 1,200 business leaders. The headline sponsors of the 2018 Responsible Business Awards are Barclays, Fujitsu, Unilever, Unipart, UPS, and Hogan Lovells as well as Anglian Water, the winner of the 2017 Responsible Business of the Year.

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