THE neonatal ward at the Lagos University Teaching hospital, LUTH, has undergone physical and infrastructural upgrade carried out by Heineken Africa Foundation (HAF) in collaboration with Nigerian Breweries Plc (NB Plc).
Unveiling the new look facility last week, Kufre Ekanem, Corporate Affairs Adviser, NB Plc, said the donation is in line with the company’s philosophy of winning with Nigeria.
“As we win with Nigeria, we want other sectors of the economy to win and have significant growth that would positively affect the lives of the people,” Ekanem, who represented Johan Doyer, the MD/CEO, NB Plc said.
Responding, the Chief Medical Director, LUTH, Prof Chris Bode, represented by the CMAC, Prof Olufemi Fasanmade, described the donation as phenomenal and profound.
“Nigerian Breweries Plc and Heineken Africa Foundation has brought succor to our aged infrastructures in LUTH which will save over 400 new borns that come to us through referrals monthly,” he said.
Also speaking Head, Neonatology, LUTH, and President, Nigerian Society of Neonatal Medicine, NISONM, Prof Chinyere Ezeaka, said the facilities will help Nigeria to improve its neonatal health indices.