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Sanyu Babies Home toddlers treated

By Vision Reporter

Added 24th March 2011 03:00 AM

CHINESE medical experts have conducted a screening exercise on children at Sanyu Babies’ Home in Mengo, Kampala.

CHINESE medical experts have conducted a screening exercise on children at Sanyu Babies’ Home in Mengo, Kampala.

By GEORGE BITA

CHINESE medical experts have conducted a screening exercise on children at Sanyu Babies’ Home in Mengo, Kampala.

The exercise comes after New Vision published a story that pneumonia had killed two children at the centre and left scores admitted at Mengo Hospital.

The Chinese medical team led by Dong Shaoxing, discovered skin diseases and symptoms of pneumonia among the children, who are now receiving treatment.

The team was invited by the Chinese embassy in Uganda.

Huawei Technologies Uganda Limited, a subsidiary of the international telecommunication service provider, gave sh7m for the purchase of anti-pneumonia vaccine for the 82-year-old institution that takes care of over 50 destitute children.

The deputy country director of Huawei, James Mulebeke, handed over the money to Sanyu Babies’ Home administrator, Barbra Mutagubya, on Monday. He was accompanied by the economic and commercial counsellor at the Chinese embassy, Zou Xiaoming, and Huawei country director Samuel Chenjunhua.

“I appreciate this opportunity to join hands with the Embassy of the Peoples Republic of China for a health screening exercise at Sanyu Babies’ Home and to offer support to the children and the management, who have done a great job raising and nurturing these children,” Mulebeke said.

This is the second time Huawei is assisting the home. The first was a donation of items worth sh10m last year.
Xiaoming said his government encouraged Chinese companies operating abroad to support community initiatives such as hospitals and orphanages.

“Chinese companies are not as big as their Western counterparts, but they are doing their best to help the Ugandan people,” Xiaoming said.

He added that the Chinese government was constructing a 100-bed modern hospital in Naguru in Kampala, which would be commissioned in July as part of the warm relations between Beijing and Kampala.

Mutagubya thanked Huawei and the Chinese embassy for the timely intervention and appealed to other local and international companies to emulate their gesture.

Mulebeke also disclosed that Huawei had trained 300 Ugandan engineers.

Sanyu Babies Home toddlers treated

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