UBA Donates Incubators to Nigeria’s oldest Public Hospital-UCTH

United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, in keeping with its promise of reducing infant mortality, through its corporate social responsibility arm, UBA Foundation, on Monday January 27, 2014 presented a set of incubators to  University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), Calabar; the first public hospital in Nigeria established since 1897.
 L-R, UBA Plc Regional Bank Head, Cross River Bank, Uduak Afangide; MD/CEO, UBA Foundation, Ijeoma Aso; Chief Medical Director, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), Dr. Thomas U. Agan; Head of Department Pediatrics, UCTH, Dr. Ochigbo Sunny during the donation of incubators to UCTH by UBA Foundation in Calabar.

 The Chief Medical Director, (UCTH) Dr. Thomas U. Agan, while receiving the incubators on behalf of the management of the hospital thanked the bank for the kind gesture describing it as laudable act of goodwill. 

 “This will go a long way in saving the lives of our infants as needless deaths will be eliminated” he said. 

He encouraged other financial institutions and corporate bodies to emulate UBA Foundation by supporting the health sector in Nigeria.

UBA Plc Regional Bank Head, Cross River Bank, Uduak Afangide in his brief remarks said UBA has maintained a healthy business relationship with UCTH. He described the donation of the incubators as the bank’s contribution towards the development of the iconic hospital especially in the area of child care.

Also speaking at the ceremony, MD/CEO, UBA Foundation, Ijeoma Aso stated that the incubator donation is one of the several initiatives taken by the Foundation to support health care delivery across the country. 

“There are other medical equipment that could help save the lives of children.We will explore further avenues to do more” she said.

Several hospitals have already benefited from UBA Foundation infant mortality reduction drive through its Incubator donation gesture. Hospitals that have benefited include: University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu, the Aminu Kano University Teaching Hospital (AKTH), Kano, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH, Benin Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Zaria, University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), Port Harcourt,  and College of Medicine, Ibadan. 

 The Incubator donation to hospitals is an on-going project of the Foundation that will benefit more  hospitals across the country. 

UBA Foundation has established a strong track record and commitment to support the health sector. Previous interventions by the UBA Foundation in Nigeria’s health sector cuts across several areas including; refurbishment of LUTH’s Labour Ward exterior, Re-equipping the University of Benin Teaching Hospital's Cardiac Centre, Re-equipping the University of Benin Teaching Hospital’s Cardiac Centre, Donation of Dialysis Machines to LUTH, and Prostate Cancer Awareness Initiative”.

As the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the UBA Group, UBA Foundation is committed to the socio-economic development of the society, focusing on development in the areas of Environment, Education, Economic Empowerment and Special Projects.

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