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Stanbic bank donates items to Mbale hospital

Stanbic bank donates items to Mbale hospital

Stanbic Uganda Holdings Limited (SUHL), the parent company of Stanbic bank, has donated equipment worth Shs 20 million to Mbale referral hospital and Maluku health center III, as part of its corporate social investment (CSI) in efforts to improve maternal healthcare services across the country.

The donation on June 5 was part of community engagement activities by a delegation of Stanbic Uganda leaders led by SUHL Chief Executive Francis Karuhanga, who were on a week-long tour of the bank’s regional operations in Eastern Uganda.

“Health is our wealth as a country and supporting government efforts in this sector through our ongoing partnership with the ministry of Health, is an important aspect of our CSI strategy, the other priorities being education, and environmental conservation,” said Karuhanga.

“The equipment we have donated will support these facilities in enhancing service to expectant mothers to deliver safely, as part of our efforts to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality rates.”

The equipment included six baby cribs, a pulse oximeter, 100 Mama Kits, two patient beds and a delivery set, which are all essentials for safe delivery during labour.

According to the ministry of Health, partner-supported government efforts to reduce maternal mortality are beginning to yield fruits with the latest statistics showing a reduction from 339 to 189 in 100, 000 live births.

Dr Julian Abeso, the Mbale hospital head of Pediatrics, said they handle between 300 to 400 deliveries monthly in addition to treatment of 1,000 to 1,300 children monthly, both at inpatient and outpatient wings,

“We are incredibly grateful to Stanbic for their generosity and commitment to improving maternal healthcare in our community. The equipment they have donated will greatly enhance our capacity to provide safe and effective care to expectant mothers and their newborns," she said.

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