Nigeria, US, GE To Launch N4bn Health Initiative


The United States and Nigerian governments along with U.S. digital industrial company General Electric will, Thursday, launch a new mother-and-child health initiative that would expand access to digital antenatal screenings to more than 2 million expectant mothers across the country.

The Healthymagination Mother and Child Initiative will reduce preventable mother and infant deaths and is worth $20 million (N4 billion). Nigeria has one of the highest rate of mother and infant deaths in Africa. The initiative is expected to help change this.

U.S. Ambassador James F. Entwistle; Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Minister of State for Health; Dr. Ado Mohammed, Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, and the General Electric Global Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt will officiate.

The event will hold at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Aguiyi Ironsi Road, Maitama, Abuja at 4:30 pm.