Initially developed and successfully implemented in India, NABH has gained recognition for its standards and as an organization by the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua) – the international body that grants approval to healthcare accrediting agencies – as a seal of excellence under its International Accreditation Program. With that, NABH has acquired a unique status: it has become one of the few accrediting organizations in the world to achieve this recognition.
With the growing population and aging people on the rise all over the world comes bigger demand for healthcare. WHO declares that in order to avoid huge hospital bills, people are encouraged to be more cautious of their health even before chronic illness strikes. Aesthetic centers are also booming as more people search for youthful looks and longevity.
In line with the Philippine government’s thrust of providing universal access to healthcare, the country’s hospitals and healthcare providers were urged to upgrade their standards like what citizens of developed countries are getting in a socialized healthcare system to be efficient. Hospitals and clinics need to be internationally accredited in order for them to be globally competitive and open new markets including foreign patients.