The Wellbeing Foundation Africa’s quest to continue contributing to global goals of zero maternal and neonatal deaths by 2030, has been further powered following the generous donation of eight VScan ultrasound machines from the Nigerian division of the global diagnosis and treatment tech giant, General Electricals (GE) Healthcare.
The arrival of the high-tech 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.
Reacting to the boost in the Non-governmental organization’s quest to achieve zero maternal deaths in nine years, the founder, Barr Toyin Saraki expressed delight to celebrate another milestone in the battle to rid the world of maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity.
“We are constantly finding new ways to strengthen our community-centred offerings at @wellbeingafrica particularly though increasing midwives access to medical equipment in Nigeria. Traditional physical examinations can often be uncomfortable or even painful for expectant mothers, but a comfortable and accessible ultrasound scan during labor, delivery and the maternity ward is important to monitor everything from the fetal position to the mother’s bladder after delivery” Saraki said, adding that
“ with the generous donation of 8 VScan handheld ultrasound machines from the Nigerian division of the global medical technology innovator, General Electric (@generalelectric ) Healthcare, the early detection and subsequent diagnosis of women and neonates is being enhanced at 8 more of the hundreds of primary health centres where our MamaCare Midwives provide a continuum of antenatal and postnatal care and counsel for every woman and her newborn.”
The eight recipient health facilities nominated by Wbfa mamacare360 community midwives, to receive the donations of ultrasound equipment,include:
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
Isokun PHC Ilesha West LGA, Osun State.