MTN Foundation’s campaign, focuses on PHCs
MTN Foundation has recently launched the fifth phase of its ‘What Can We Do Together’ (WCWDT) campaign. Through this scheme, the Foundation urges Nigerians to nominate communities for developmental interventions.
In this phase, they hope to provide and revamp Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs), fully equipped with solar-powered boreholes in 40 communities across Nigeria.
Launched in 2015, the WCWDT campaign has impacted over 586 communities across Nigeria, reaching 2,930,000 people. It has been successful in addressing various community development needs such as education, health infrastructure, and economic empowerment.
This was done by installing solar-powered boreholes, providing household items to orphanages, donating learning materials to schools, and setting up ICT laboratories in public secondary schools.
Speaking at a press briefing, the Executive Secretary of the MTN Foundation, Odunayo Sanya, stated that: “The ‘What Can We Do Together’ campaign has been an integral part of MTN Foundation’s commitment to contribute to the sustainable development of communities across Nigeria. We believe that the provision of primary healthcare centres in underserved areas will go a long way in improving the health outcomes of people living in these communities.
“This year’s theme #TogetherforHealth is aimed at addressing the healthcare needs of people living in rural and underserved areas by improving access to quality healthcare services.
“Presently, many of the PHC facilities in Nigeria lack the capacity to provide essential health care services, with issues such as low staffing, inadequate equipment, distribution of health workers, quality of health care services, condition of infrastructure, and lack of essential drug supply.
“This is why, as a Foundation, we’re partnering with various organisations and stakeholders in the health sector to ensure that the PHCs are equipped with the necessary facilities and personnel to provide quality healthcare services to the communities.”
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