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Health care is one of the biggest challenges in Africa. SPDC currently supports 27 health facilities in the Niger Delta. More than 880 government-employed community health staff work at these facilities.
Shell Companies in Nigeria in cooperation with NNPC and other partners are supporting the Federal Ministry of Health in its effort to contain the Ebola Virus Disease, which was first reported in Lagos in July 2014.
Healthcare in the Niger Delta
Since the programme launched it has reached 110 communities across seven states in the Delta, all in areas where SPDC operates. In 2011 more than 140,000 people received healthcare through the programme, and in 2012 it was highly commended in the Global Business Coalition on Health Awards: “Health-In-Motion exemplifies the powerful impact the private sector is making on global health,” said the panel of judges