Ondo state: Etisalat Donates Equipment to Boost Maternal Healthcare kits
One of the country’s innovative telecommunications company, Etisalat, has donated infant and maternal healthcare kits as well as equipment to the Ondo State Government to help in improving quality healthcare in the state,
and the kits and equipment comprises of 250 units of Mother and New-born Delivery Kits, five units of Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) systems with trolleys, five units of laptop computers with interpretative software for the ECG/EKG systems, and 18 units of Android tablets for conducting fieldwork and research on infant/maternal mortality in the state. Etisalat in partnership with Instrat Global Health Solutions recently handed over the items to top officials of the Ondo State Ministry of Health in Akure, the state capital. Speaking while handing over the equipment, Director, Regulatory and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Etisalat Nigeria, Ikenna Ikeme said Etisalat is committed to sustainable development and is proud to support initiatives that will help Nigeria to realize its developmental goals. He disclosed that health is one of Etisalat’s core Corporate Social Responsibility platforms while the others are Education and Environment, adding that “As a brand that constantly seeks to promote improved and healthy lifestyle within our host communities, we have aligned our Corporate Social Responsibility interventions with the Sustainable Development Goals, so as to positively contribute to the set global objectives,” he said. Ikeme said further that Telecommunication Company is passionate about reduction in infant and maternal mortality prevalence in Nigeria, saying that the company has significantly supported efforts to control and eliminate maternal and infant mortality across the country through its M-health initiative.“One of such examples is our partnership in a consortium comprising Qualcomm Incorporated, Vecna Charitable Trust and Instrat Global Health Solutions, that has developed electronic medical record systems for clinics.