Kwara General Electricals (GE) International


According to the World Health Organisation, the Maternal Mortality Rate of Nigeria is 814 (per 100,000 live births) with evidence suggesting that the increase in rates is due to three common signs of delay; in making the decision to seek maternal healthcare, in locating and arriving at a medical facility, and in receiving skilled pregnancy care when a woman gets to the health facility. The Wellbeing Foundation Africa’s quest to continue contributing to global goals of zero maternal and neonatal deaths by 2030, has been further powered this month following the generous donation of eight VScan handheld ultrasound machines from the Nigerian division of the global diagnosis and treatmentmedical technology giantinnovator, General Electricals (GE) Healthcare. The high-tech portable ultrasound machines will contribute to WBFA’s progressive antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care pathway; a community-centred offering that daily commits to the early detection and subsequent diagnosis of women and neonates, in a bid to minimise adverse antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal complications. The donation from GE is set to further strengthen the Foundation’s community-centred care delivery efforts. This project will benefit both present and prospective frontliners, women of reproductive age and those ‘with child.

Programme Objectives

The General Electricals (GE) International programme was designed to achieve the following objectives:

The following locations have been selected for the facilities:

Okelele PHC, Ilorin East LGA, Kwara State

Ajikobi Cottage Hospital, Ilorin West LGA, Kwara State

Lugbe PHC, Abuja Municipal Area Council FCT Abuja

Dafa PHC Kwali Municipal Area Council FCT Abuja

Karu PHC Abuja Municipal Area Council FCT Abuja

Oniru PHC Eti Osa LGA, Lagos State

Ijora Oloye PHC Apapa LGA Lagos State

Ijora Oloye PHC Apapa LGA Lagos State

Project Impact

On the 24th of September, 2021, the Kwara State office received 2 sets of scan machines from its donors These two machines have been successfully activated and branded. The facilities will be donated to the following locations in Kwara State: Okelele PHC and Cottage Hospital, Ajikobi.