UBA Donates Incubators to Nigeria’s oldest Public Hospital-UCTH

Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, in keeping with its promise of reducing infant mortality, through its corporate social
responsibility arm, UBA Foundation, on Monday January 27, 2014 presented a set of incubators to  University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), Calabar; the first public hospital
in Nigeria established since 1897.
Plc Regional Bank Head, Cross River Bank, Uduak Afangide; MD/CEO, UBA
Foundation, Ijeoma Aso; Chief Medical Director, University of Calabar Teaching
Hospital (UCTH), Dr. Thomas U. Agan; Head of Department Pediatrics, UCTH, Dr.
Ochigbo Sunny during the donation of incubators to UCTH by UBA Foundation in Calabar.
Chief Medical Director, (UCTH) Dr. Thomas U. Agan, while receiving the
incubators on behalf of the management of the hospital thanked the bank for
the kind gesture describing it as laudable act of goodwill. 
 “This will
go a long way in saving the lives of our infants as needless deaths will be
eliminated” he said. 
He encouraged other financial institutions and corporate bodies to
emulate UBA Foundation by supporting the health sector in Nigeria.
Plc Regional Bank Head, Cross River Bank, Uduak Afangide in his brief remarks
said UBA has maintained a healthy business relationship with UCTH. He described
the donation of the incubators as the bank’s contribution towards the
development of the iconic hospital especially in the area of child care.
speaking at the ceremony, MD/CEO, UBA Foundation, Ijeoma Aso stated that the
incubator donation is one of the several initiatives taken by the Foundation to support health care delivery across the country. 
“There are
other medical equipment that could help save the lives of children.We will explore further avenues to
do more” she said.
hospitals have already 
benefited from UBA Foundation infant mortality reduction drive through its Incubator donation gesture. Hospitals that have benefited include: University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu, the Aminu Kano
University Teaching Hospital (AKTH), Kano, University of Benin Teaching
Hospital, UBTH, Benin Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Zaria,
University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), Port Harcourt,  and College of Medicine,
 The Incubator donation to hospitals is an
on-going project of the Foundation that will benefit more  hospitals
across the country. 
UBA Foundation has established a
strong track record and commitment to support the health sector. Previous
interventions by the UBA Foundation in Nigeria’s health sector cuts across
several areas including; refurbishment of LUTH’s Labour Ward exterior,
Re-equipping the University of Benin Teaching Hospital’s Cardiac Centre,
Re-equipping the University of Benin Teaching Hospital’s Cardiac Centre,
Donation of Dialysis Machines to LUTH, and Prostate Cancer Awareness
the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the UBA Group, UBA Foundation is
committed to the socio-economic development of the society, focusing on
development in the areas of Environment, Education, Economic Empowerment and
Special Projects.




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