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Improving healthcare delivery in Abuja

Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited, an affiliate of ExxonMobil, in production sharing contract with Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and its co-venturer in the Erha North Project, Shell Exploration & Production Company, recently donated and commissioned Hospital equipment to the Cornelian maternity and rural health care center in Gida Mangoro, a suburb of Abuja, through the African Entrepreneurial and Human Development Initiative (AEDI).

EEPNL donated the items to the health care center as part of its efforts to improve the quality of medical care received by children and pregnant women in Nigeria. The items valued at about N4 Million includeds a baby Incubator, Electrocardiogram (ECG) machine, Fetal Doppler and ultrasound scanner, as well as training on how to use the provided equipment for the health care center staff.

Abdullah Adamu, advisor, Public and Government Affairs explained that the company donated these equipment in view of the high mortality rates of both women and children at birth. "We expect that all equipment and training will be maximally utilized for the benefit of all," he said.

Health is vital to the development of communities, which is why over the years, ExxonMobil subsidiaries have contributed over N19 Billion in support of health care in its neighboring communities and across the nation. Through the equipment and training provided, the company seeks to help community members (especially pregnant women and children) receive better health care.

The commissioning was witnessed by Dr. Ozei from the Federal Capital Territory Administration, Tukura Monday from Abuja Municipal Area Council, the Etsu Magaji of Gidan Mangoro, councillor Orozo Ward and parish priest of Catholic Church Kurudu.