Nigeria: Oil companies fund fully equipped chest clinic to aid fight against tuberculosis

'Chevron, others invest in eradication of tuberculosis in Nigeria', 24 March 2015: Chevron Nigeria Limited…Star Deep Water Limited and partners in the Agbami project, have…increased their investment in the eradication of tuberculosis…with the donation of a fully equipped chest clinic to Katsina state. The co-venturers in the Agbami field project are: Famfa Oil Limited, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation...Statoil Nigeria Limited and...PetroBras…[T]he chest clinic…donated to Rimi General Hospital…comes fully equipped with…x-ray machine…wards, treatment rooms, laboratories and Gene Xpert Machine…[T]he co-venturers…“… have donated 23 chest clinics to different states…” [and] implemented awareness programmes on HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases in several communities across…Managing Director, Petrobras, Maria das Graças Silva Foster…expressed optimism that the project will help to stem the tide of tuberculosis and chest-related diseases…She said, “The partners’ interest and commitment to developing Nigeria’s health sector arises from the fact that we are responsive and responsible corporate citizens of Nigeria....”...

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Related companies: Chevron Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Petrobras