In an incredible show of generosity, the MTN Foundation has doled out a staggering N1 billion to remodel 40 Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) across the country. Through their ‘What We Can Do Together Project,’ the foundation is making a significant impact on healthcare infrastructure.
A Community-Driven Initiative: Changing Lives Together!
The ‘What We Can Do Together Project’ is a community-based initiative where members of the public nominate projects to be implemented by the MTN Foundation in specific communities. Since its inception in 2015, the project has successfully implemented community-based projects in 586 communities across 530 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in four phases.
A New Phase of Transformation: Nominating PHCs for Remodeling
In the upcoming fifth phase of the project, members of the public are invited to nominate PHCs in their communities. The top 40 nominated PHCs will be selected for remodeling, ensuring that vital healthcare services are improved for those who need it the most.
Addressing the Healthcare Crisis: A Bold Plan for PHCs
The executive secretary of MTN Foundation, Odunayo Sanya, highlighted the pressing need for improved healthcare infrastructure in Nigeria. With over 30,000 PHCs in the country, less than 25 percent are currently functioning. In response, the foundation plans to upgrade and supply medical equipment and consumables, install solar-powered boreholes, and implement solar-powered hybrid solutions in the selected 40 PHCs.
Investing in Lives: MTN Foundation’s Commitment
Since its inception, MTN Foundation has invested a remarkable N25 billion in various projects. For the fifth phase of the ‘What We Can Do Together Project,’ the foundation is investing over N1 billion to ensure that quality healthcare services are accessible at the community level. Their commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of Nigerians is truly commendable.
A Call to Action: Inspiring Others to Make a Difference
MTN Foundation’s initiative is a shining example of investing in society and improving the lives of Nigerians. As Mr. Dennis Okoro, a director of MTN Foundation, rightly pointed out, development goes beyond physical infrastructure; it’s about positively impacting the lives of individuals. He urged other organizations to join this noble cause and make a difference in their own unique ways.
Praise for MTN Foundation’s Dedication: A Call for Collaboration
Dr. Tinuola Akinbolagbe, MD/CEO of the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria, applauded MTN Foundation for their efforts in improving healthcare outcomes. She called on the organized private sector in Nigeria to follow suit and contribute to the betterment of the nation’s healthcare system.