Yellow heart train moves to Cross River State
MTN Foundation, through its Yellow Heart Initiative, continues its partnership with state governments in the fight to reduce maternal and infant mortality in the country. In this vein, the Cross River state government played host to the initiative, hosting the Yellow Heart health forum aimed at sensitizing mothers and the general public about the issues facing maternal healthcare, and the various policies implemented in the state to reduce maternal and child mortality.
Expressing appreciation to MTN Foundation at the health forum, Wife of the Governor of Cross River State, Dr Linda Ayade commended the MTN Foundation for the Yellow Heart initiative and other impactful projects commissioned by the Foundation in the state. “The MTN Foundation deserves to be hugely commended for initiating several interventions in the state particularly in the area of health. The donation of the Y’ello Doctor mobile clinic, the donation of a hemodialysis center and the renovation of the post-natal ward at the general hospital are among the several impactful initiatives of the MTN Foundation in the state and we are sincerely grateful”.
Speaking on MTN Foundation’s decision to support the Cross River State Government on this initiative, Director, MTN Foundation, Mr Dennis Okoro said that the Foundation is sensitive to the plights of members of the community where it operates “we are very sensitive to challenges within our society, It is against this backdrop that the Foundation created a mandate to spend towards improving the state of healthcare, education and economic empowerment” He said.