Determined to contribute its quota to societal development, the Neo-Black Movement, NBM, Asia region, has donated power generating set, mosquito nets, disinfectants, pillows, stationeries and other medical items worth over N2 million to General Hospital, Okwe, Asaba, Delta State.
Making the presentation on behalf of the NBM, the Asia regional head, Web Dubois, said that the initiative of the movement tagged ‘Mitigating Maternal Mortality’ was borne out of its desire to reduce maternal mortality. Decrying that most of such deaths were occassioned by poverty and lack of access to good medical facilities, Dubois said that “we believe that this donation will be of great assistance in the sustenance of the reduction or eradication of maternal mortality which usually occur from preventable medical conditions”. Noting that their visit to Asaba was one of the several visits lined up to achieve the eradication of maternal mortality as listed by the United Nations as one of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and also to commemorate World Kindness Day, he urged the hospital management to put the items into good use. Receiving the items, Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Akpe Aghogho thanked the movement for the kind gesture, adding that such gestures were very rare these days because of the present economic hardship. While appealing to the movement to continue the good work to assist humanity, Aghogho said that “government alone cannot provide all the needs in the health sector”.