COVID-19 Prevention: Save the Children Donates Over N38 million Medical Consumables.


By Oluwatoyin KOLAWOLE |

One of the leading pharmaceutical industry in Nigeria,GlaxoSmithKline and Save the Children International Nigeria has donated over N38 Million Naira worth of COVID-19 Response Medical Supplies and Oxygen Devices to the Lagos State Government.

Country Director, Save the Children International Nigeria Mercy Gichuhi, in her address while handing over the donated items noted that,  the donation will  complement the efforts of the government to contain the spread of the virus in Lagos, support the frontline workers in their work on the pandemic, and sustain ongoing health care responses to the pandemic in Ikorodu local government area of the state.

Gichuhi said “Save the Children International remains committed to support the efforts of controlling and treating COVID-19 and pneumonia through our continued collaboration with the Lagos State Ministry of Health.”

The Managing Director of GlaxoSmithKline Nigeria (GSK), Kunle Oyelana said The donation is part of the efforts   to continue supporting the Government of Lagos State in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oyelana futher explain that “During this pandemic, everybody has an important role to play to curtail the spread of the dreadful disease. It is key to us at GSK to partner with other organizations and governments to explore innovative ways to strengthen healthcare systems in communities while providing necessary support and materials to health workers to slow down the spread of the virus.”

On his part. Dr Isah Adamu, Chief of Party INSPIRING Project, Save the Children International Nigeria said, “It is very interesting to note that the INSPIRING Project was re-designed to provide room for interventions that support the government in fighting COVID-19 both in Lagos and Jigawa States. The project does not only supply medical and non-medical items alone but it is also strengthening the health system in 28 primary health cares and 2 general hospitals in Ikorodu Local Government of Lagos State.”
Materials donated include Oxygen Concentrators and Pulse Oximeters to improve access to medical oxygen and thus reduce the number of children dying from pneumonia and other illnesses due to lack of access to medical oxygen.


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