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Foundation donates N48m equipment to UBTH

By Eniola Daniel
13 January 2022   |   2:50 am
Nigerian Breweries Plc., through the Heineken Africa Foundation (HAF), has handed over equipment worth N48m to the neo-natal unit of University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH)

University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH)

Nigerian Breweries Plc., through the Heineken Africa Foundation (HAF), has handed over equipment worth N48m to the neo-natal unit of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Edo State.

The equipment included a ventilator humidifier, five neonatal tubing ventilators, one bubble Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine with stand, five nasal masks, five nasal prongs, five infant head bonnets, five flexi-trunk, five CPAP circuits, an incubator, an infusion pump, one resuscitaire/warmer, one phototherapy, one no puff, one syringe drive, one suction machine and a portable oxygen concentrator.

The Corporate Affairs Director, NB, Mrs. Sade Morgan, who was represented by the Corporate Affairs Manager, West, Danjuma John-Ekele, said investment in healthcare formed part of the company’s contribution towards reducing infant mortality, thus complementing the efforts of the Federal Government.

He further stated that the provision of incubators and other facilities would complement the efforts of the Federal Government in addressing one out of the myriad of challenges faced by the health sector.

The Provost, University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Prof. Darlington Obaseki, commended HAF and NB Plc for the donations, noting that the partnership would undoubtedly contribute to the nationwide target of reducing infant mortality rate in the South-South region by 90 per cent.

Some of the projects funded by the Foundation in Nigeria include jaundice in babies’ awareness campaign, donation of a female orthopaedic ward in Kaduna in 2010, the gift of a computerised tomography CT scan (2013), and an ultrasound scanning machine (2015) at St. Gerald’s Hospital.

Recently, the Foundation invested 622, 000 euros in partnership with WaterAid Nigeria to install over 1,000 hand-washing stations in healthcare facilities and other public places as its contribution to the nationwide effort against COVID-19.