Nestle Nigeria Worries Over Primary Healthcare Infrastructure, Renovates Sagamu Community Facility

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By; MATTHEW UKACHUNWA, Lagos

Nestle Nigeria PLC has expressed concern over low Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) facilities in Nigeria.
It showed the concern while explaining why it refurbished facilities and equipped the laboratory at Ajata Primary Healthcare Centre in Sagamu, Ogun State.
“Primary Healthcare is a grassroots approach towards universal and equitable healthcare for all.
“However, some primary healthcare centres in the country often lack the capacity to provide essential healthcare services, due to challenges like inadequate equipment, poor infrastructure and lack of essential drugs,” Nestle said in a news statement titled: “Nestle Renovates Community Health Centre in Sagamu.”
According to it, in addition to its contribution to capacity developmental of healthcare professionals, it is contributing to the efforts to change the narrative with the refurbishment of facilities and equipment of the laboratory at Ajata Primary Healthcare Centre at Sagamu.
Nestle expressed hope that its intervention will improve healthcare delivery services in the Ajaka community which has over 200,000 indigenes who depend on the renovated facility for their primary healthcare needs.
Elaborating on its intervention based on its policy of creating shared value, it said: “Nestle Nigeria completely renovated the buildings within the centre, constructed sanitation facilities and a kichenette. The company also installed an alternate source of power supply and built a new laboratory equipped with new equipment.”
It pointed out that its action supports Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3) – Good health and well-being.  “It is in line with Ogun State government’s efforts to ensure sustainability of primary healthcare in the state,” Nestle narrated.

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