MTN Foundation’s Managing Director, Odunayo Sanya, revealed on Linkedin that the organization has invested approximately N28.8 billion in providing primary healthcare services at the grassroots level nationwide. This information was shared following the Foundation’s collaboration with the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria to establish 52 primary healthcare centers across the country.

MTN Foundation Spends N29bn on Primary Healthcare
MTN Foundation Spends N29bn on Primary Healthcare

MTN Foundation Spends N29bn on Primary Healthcare

The signing of the agreement took place at the MTN Atlantis office in Lagos. Sanya further explained that through this partnership, an extra 40 high-quality and affordable primary healthcare centers are anticipated to be established in 200 communities by June 2024.

She mentioned, “The foundation has revamped 180 primary healthcare centers, in addition to the ongoing 52 projects, and has dedicated N28.8 billion to ensure that high-quality and sustainable healthcare is accessible to people at the grassroots.

MTN Signs an Agreement to Establish 40 Health Care Centers by June 2024

“Our collaboration with the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria is distinctive as they have played a vital role in areas of expertise such as training healthcare workers, particularly through the PSHAN Adopt-a-Healthcare-Facility-Programme, which involves renovating 12 primary healthcare centers. Additionally, the MTN What-Can-We Do-Together initiative has contributed to equipping and refurbishing 40 primary healthcare centers across various locations in Anambra, Bayelsa, Kogi State, Rivers, and Jigawa States.”

“With the intervention of remodelling the 52 primary health care centre, we sunk a borehole in every PHC and we provided equipment, consumables medication in those centres and also, more importantly, Alternative power supply.’’

MTN Believes in the Power of Partnership

The foundation’s Chairman, Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, emphasized the foundation’s 20-year milestone and its commitment to ensuring the longevity of its projects. He expressed optimism and highlighted the potential for significant achievements when two entities collaborate.

Aigboje Aig-Imoukhued, the Director of PSHAN, remarked, “This collaboration was inspired by Bill Gates some years ago when he mentioned that the private sector can spearhead impactful initiatives, but through partnerships, they can achieve more than working independently. Therefore, I hold this partnership between PSHAN and MTN Foundation in high regard, and I commend the MTN Foundation for their commendable work thus far.”

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