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Health care is one of the biggest challenges in Nigeria and the rest of Africa.
SPDC supported traditional birth attendants
Health care is one of the biggest challenges in Nigeria and the rest of Africa. SPDC currently supports 27 health facilities in the Niger Delta, including three new ones built in 2009. More than 880 government-employed community health staff work at these facilities.
In 2009 they treated more than 265,000 people and helped to deliver more than 2,000 babies. In addition, we reached more than 114,000 people through our health outreach programmes, which provided a range of services including health education, vaccinations, eye-testing, treatment of malaria and minor ailments, the distribution of mosquito bed nets, HIV screening and de-worming school children.
In March 2010, SPDC and the Rivers State government in the Niger Delta, launched the first community-based health insurance program in Nigeria that involves the private sector, government and community. “SPDC is particularly proud to be a part of this program, which will undoubtedly go a long way to deliver health care in the communities, thus improving and saving lives in the communities we operate,” said Mutiu Sunmonu, Shell Nigeria Country Chair and Managing Director of SPDC.