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Dodowa Hospital identified by WHO as a possible benchmark for Africa

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has identified the Shai-Osudoku District Hospital at Dodowa as a possible benchmark for other health facilities in Africa in terms of infrastructure and service delivery.

The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, said the hospital had set a standard that was worth emulating nationwide and in Africa, in so far as healthcare delivery outcomes were concerned.

She said tracing the evolution of the hospital from a health post decades ago to its current ultra-modern state, the facility’s operational strategy and successes were something she was going to learn more about in order to replicate the system not only in other health institutions in Ghana but also across Africa.

Dr Moeti made the observation following a tour of some health facilities in the district on 18 April 2018.

(Sources: Daily Graphic & World Health Organisation Ghana Facebook Page)

Congratulations to Dr Brightson and his team at the Shai Osudoku District Hospital!

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Congratulations to Dr Kennedy Brightson and his entire team at the new Shai Osudoku District Hospital in Dodowa, who have just been recognised by the Ministry of Health for their “Innovation and Excellence”.

Awarded by the Hon. Minister of Health, this is yet another sign of the excellent work being done by all those involved at this new 120 district hospital.

Official Visit – Minister of Health inspects Dodowa Hospital

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The Hon. Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu paid an official visit to Dodowa Hospital, attended by the Regional Director of UK Trade & Investment for West Africa from the British High Commission, Sharon Ganney, and the Chief Director and Regional Director of Health.

The Minister witnessed at first hand the outstanding work of medical staff, as well as the technical support staff, in this new-generation district hospital which is fully-operational.

Following the visit, the Regional Director of UK Trade remarked: “Having seen the build in various stages of construction, to see it delivering for Ghanaian people was testament to all of the great work done by NMS.”

Built To Care Ghana Project Showcased at the Africa Healthcare Summit 2017

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Head of Business Development at NMS Infrastructure, Nicholas Oliver, lead a panel discussion at the Africa Healthcare Summit in London to showcase the Built To Care Ghana Project.

The panel was made up of Sam Hoexter from UK Export Finance, Polly Barker from architects tp Bennet and Ed Harking from Fieldstone Private Capital Group, with the session well received by all present.

NMS’ Bid Manager named joint winner of the GTR Young Exporter of the Year award

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Nick de Lisle, NMS Bid Manager, was named joint winner of the GTR Young Exporter of the Year award at this year’s British Exporters Association annual luncheon, held at Mansion House on 10 October 2016.

The event, sponsored by National Bank of Abu Dhabi, was attended by 200 members and guests including the Lord Mayor of the City of London, The Rt. Hon. Alderman the Lord Mountevans and Sir Richard Needham, the Earl of Kilmorey.

Speaking after the award, Nick said: “It’s a great honour to have received such an award and one which I am very proud of. However, it would not have been possible without the support of the NMS Directors, who have allowed me to take on greater responsibilities and learn from more experienced personnel in the firm about contract negotiations in challenging business environments. I see it not just as an achievement for myself but for NMS and the way in which we operate.”


Speeches from the Shai Osudoku District Hospital Ceremonial Handover

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The ceremonial handover of the Shai Osudoku District Hospital in Dodowa took place on the 4th April 2016 and proved to be a hugely successful event and key milestone for the project.

GTV broadcast the event live and have kindly provided us with some of the footage – please find below 3 of the key speeches, from The President of Ghana, the Minister of Health for Ghana and the UK Minister for Africa:

Ghana Hospital Project Shortlisted at UK Building Awards

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Dodowa Hospital has been shortlisted for the ’International Project of the Year’ category at the prestigious UK Building Awards 2016. Against heavyweight competition, TP Bennett, master-planners and lead architects, will be judged against:

  • Buenos Aires Ciudad Casa de Gobierno – Foster + Partners
  • Daytona Rising – Gleeds
  • Hong Kong International Airport Midfield Concourse – Mott MacDonald-Arup JV
  • Parc Olympique Lyonnais – Populous
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Park and Venues – AECOM
  • Sacred Heart of Kericho Cathedral – John McAslan + Partners
  • The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre – Expedition Engineering

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Now in its 22nd year, the Building Awards received a record number of entries, with the shortlists now announced in anticipation of the awards ceremony to be held in London on 8th November 2016. The International Project of the Year category, is for projects that are located outside the UK and will be judged on design, sustainability, innovation, construction performance, procurement and team work with the client.

This is the latest in a series of international acknowledgements for the Ghana Hospital project for finance, design and architecture and engineering.

10th August 2016 Dodowa Hospital Aerial View

UKEF Pay Tribute To the Success of this Built To Care Project!

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Twice in recent months, UK Export Finance (UKEF) have paid tribute to the success of this Built To Care Ghana project, where they helped with the financing of these new 120 district hospitals…

The first video is of UKEF chief executive, Louis Taylor, speaking to Business Reporter about their work with helping UK companies finding the right finance or insurance to succeed in selling overseas, while the second video is of David Ludlow, head of international business development at UK Export Finance (UKEF), telling TXF how the UK’s export credit agency is broadening its operational scope in Africa to support more exports to the continent.

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NMSI named Export Champion by Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council – July 2016

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The first cohort of Commonwealth First Export Champions was announced by the Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council on 7th July 2016.
The event, held at Marlborough House, was addressed by the Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP, Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Deodat Maharaj, Deputy Secretary-General of the Commonwealth.
The Export Champions were selected based on their level of impact, innovation, ambition and ability to succeed across Commonwealth markets.
Oliver Everett, Chief Executive, Commonwealth Enterprise & Investment Council said “We are delighted to welcome our first cohort of Export Champions. The quality of applications has been extremely high and it has been exciting and encouraging to see the scope of interest from UK SMEs in potential business opportunities across the Commonwealth.”
Commonwealth Export Champions July 2016

NMSI’s Built To Care Ghana Story

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On the 19th November 2012, NMSI signed a “Supply Contract” with the Ministry of Health of Ghana for the design, construction and equipping of six district hospitals and upgrade to a 7th.

This is the story of their involvement in Ghana’s “Built To Care” programme.

NMSI Voted Winner at UK Export Excellence Awards

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NMS was voted winner in the “Best Use of UK Export Finance” category at the UK National Export Excellence Awards in Liverpool, following this year’s UK Trade & Export Finance Conference held on the 15thJune 2016, thanks to its work as lead contractor on this Built To Care Ghana project.

These Awards celebrate and commemorate the achievements of the UK’s exporters, rewarding excellence across a range of sectors and geographical regions.

They reward export excellence in a chosen discipline, and companies of all sizes and industries.

Congratulations again to all involved!

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ICE ‘Engineered in London’ award – Winners

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UK based Campbell Reith, the lead civil engineering consultants for the district hospitals on this Built To Care Ghana project, were last Thursday announced as the winners of the ICE ‘Engineered in London’ award.  Yet further proof of the ground breaking work that is being achieved on this project.

Congratulations to all involved!

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ICE South East Awards 2016

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NMSI Named as one of Britain’s fastest growing exporters

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There has been further success and good news for those involved in the Built To Care Ghana project…  Lead contractor, NMSI, have been named as one of Britian’s fastest growing exporters.

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NMSI’s Deputy Chairman, Frederik Hsu, shared the good news with colleagues, partners and all those involved in the Built To Care Ghana New District Hospitals project by writing:

“NMS International Group is delighted to announce that it has been listed at No. 51 in the 2016 ‘Sunday Times Heathrow SME Export Track 100’ report.  The report is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized exporters.

To be included in the list, companies needed to show significant growth in international sales over two years, significantly outperforming their industry peers. More detail on the methodology can be found online at

Acknowledging Sunday Times Fast Track, Prime Minister David Cameron said: “It is great to celebrate the fastest growing companies in the UK economy”.

We are delighted to have our hard work and that of our project partners recognised in such a prestigious report from the Sunday Times.  Since NMS started 10 years ago, the company has been committed to developing international markets and to have this achievement recognised is a huge honour.  Last year was a record year for NMS and we look forward to continue working with our dedicated partners towards a bright future.

The report will feature in the Sunday Times Business supplement in the UK and a full list of all of the companies along with a downloadable pdf of the publication will be available online at from Sunday 15 May 2016.”




NMSI winner of the “Ai African Social Project Developer of the Year” for its work in Ghana!

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NMSI, the lead contractor on the Built To Care project, has won the “Ai African Social Project Developer of the Year Award”, thanks to its work on the new district hospitals in Ghana.

The Africa Investor (Ai) CEO Infrastructure Project Developers Summit and Awards, is an annual CEO gathering of Africa’s top project developers, co-developers, infrastructure investors, PPP project preparation facilities, PPP Units and infrastructure policy makers to promote the industry and recognise the developers across a variety of award categories.

The Social Project Developer of the Year Award category entries were judge on the structuring of the deal, as well as how the programme has been developed in terms of:

  • Innovation
  • The use of social resources – human and capital
  • Structuring
  • Positive Impact on the local community, both social and economic
  • Consultation with key stakeholders
  • Consideration of sustainable development and environmental concerns
  • Promotion of regional integration

Congratulations to all involved!

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NMSI Nominated in UK Export Excellence Awards

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We are delighted to announce that NMSI, the lead contractor on this “Built To Care” project, has been short listed for the UK Export Excellence Awards 2016 thanks to its excellent work in Ghana.

UK Export Excellence Awards

Category – “Export Excellence in Sub-Saharan Africa” – Nominees:
Aggreko plc
Clarke Energy Ltd
Gapuma (UK) Ltd
NMS International Ltd
Tan Sales Ltd

His Excellency John Dramani Mahama Visits Abetifi Hospital Site

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On Thursday 14th April, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama visited the 4th hospital site from the Built To Care Ghana project, situated in Abetifi.  The event was well attended with local leaders and district chiefs in attendance, as well as many of the workforce.

The visit was a chance for the President to see at first hand the progress that has been made on site.

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Winner at the 2016 British Expertise International Awards

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Lead architects for the “Built To Care Ghana” district hospital programme, UK based TP Bennett, won the prestigious first prize for “Outstanding International Architecture Project” against still international competition at the 2016 British Expertise International Awards. The award celebrates the most influential architectural project with a focus on: innovative concept, strong local impact, meeting technical and cultural challenges, as well as creating a sustainable outcome.  Congratulations to all involved!

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2015 Architects for Health annual Design Awards – WINNERS!

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2015 Architects for Health annual Design Awards

TP Bennett, the lead architects for the design on this project, alongside 2 other entries, were shortlisted in the 2015 Architects for Health Annual Design Awards in the  category of “International Project – An outstanding health care building that is located in a place outside the UK”and  were announced winners on the 22nd June at a ceremony in London.

A testament to the quality of the designs!  Congratulations.

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NMS Infrastructure, GENELEC donate to fire, flood victims

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NMS Infrastructure and GENELEC Support Services partnered  withStarr 103.5FM to donate to victims of last two week’s twin disaster at the 37 Military Hospital.  Floods hit the national capital Accra amidst a fuel station explosion that killed over 150 people, leaving several others with life-threatening injuries in various hospitals across Accra.

NMS Infrastructure and GENELEC partnered AMS and Sons, Zenith Hygiene Systems, Aqua Fina and Starr FM to donate medical supplies and relevant assorted items worth tens of thousands of Cedis to support survivors of the twin disaster at the hospital.

The acting Commanding Officer for the 37 Military Hospital, Colonel Yeboah Agyapong thanked the group for their benevolence.  He told Starr News the hospital “would like to thank GENELEC and NMS Infrastructure for their donation. The things that they donated are the ones that we need the most. We want to assure them that their effort won’t be in vain.”

Source: Ghana/

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