Abbott foundation pledges continued work relations with MNH

THE US-based Abbott Foundation has pledged to continue working with the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) in various areas including building capacity for medical equipment specialists and addressing some of hitches that will be identified in the future.

The pledge was made recently by the Abbott Fund President Melissa Brotz who is in the country on a working visit to the projects funded by the foundation.

Ms Brotz said the Abbott Fund helped the MNH to build an Outpatient Building (OPD) that serves between 800 and 1,000 patients a day.

“So far the Abbott Fund has also helped the MNH renovating the Central Laboratory and provided support for several of its facilities,” she said.

“The fund has also renovated the Emergency Medical Disease Department (EMD) which currently sees 250 to 300 patients a day,” she said.

She said various training for health professionals, research, quality of service, ICT systems and more have been funded by the Abbott.

For his part, MNH Executive Director Prof Mohamed Janabi commended the Abbott Fund for its partnership and significant contribution to the hospital.

MNH Executive Director, Prof. Mohamed Janabi

“Abbott has done a great job here, and most important is the support in building the capacity of the experts since it is key to sustainable services,” Prof Janabi said.

He also promised the MNH will keep on strengthening the partnership for the benefit of the people.

The Abbott Fund is a philanthropic foundation established by Abbott in 1951, aiming at creating healthier global communities by investing in creative ideas that promote science, expand access to health care and strengthen communities worldwide.

It is devoted to the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals and medical products, including nutritional devices and diagnostics with nearly 90,000 people and markets while serving more than 130 countries.

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