Absa Bank has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Baylor Uganda. The PPE is peddling at protecting frontline health workers from contracting Covid-19.
The PPEs worth Shs18.6 million were handed over by the bank’s Chief Finance Officer and Executive Director, Michael Segwaya at the Baylor College of Medicine complex in Mulago Hospital. The PPEs included Gloves, face shields, Masks and suit.
Speaking at the health facility, Michael Segwaya said; “I think Covid-19 is more concentrated in hospitals. We want to make a difference not only among frontline workers but the entire community. We want to see people’s lives changing.”
Segwaya reasserted the bank’s commitment to continue working with Baylor Uganda in the campaign to fight Covid-19.
The executive director of Baylor Uganda Dr. Adeodata R. Kekitiinwa said; “Following the outbreak of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic, they have faced a challenge of saving lives.”
“We appreciate being selected among the many and we shall be asking for more. Covid-19 is here we just need to learn how to live with it in this long journey till the discovery of the vaccine,” she said.
Being a not for profit organisation, Dr. Adeodata said they are committed to delivering high quality, high impact and highly ethical paediatrics and family HIV&AIDS prevention, care and treatment services, health professional training and clinical research in Uganda.
As of June 2019 Baylor is mainly supported by the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) with a total contribution of 72% as at June 2019.
The organisation is also into partnership with UNICEF to support and strengthen technical capacity for Reproductive, Maternal, New-born, child, and adolescent health, HIV/AIDS/TB, and Nutrition services in 18 districts in Eastern, Central, Midwestern and South western Uganda.