The Coca-Cola Foundation, the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, has awarded a grant to MedShare International to provide medical supplies and equipment to St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College- SPHMMC’s in Addis Abeba.
The supplies, valued at about $300,000 include Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), obstetrics and gynecology equipment, pediatric products, and biomedical equipment, which will improve St. Paul’s Hospital care and treatment capacity to serve the community of Addis Abeba and beyond.
Presiding over the official handover ceremony at St Paul’s Hospital on Wednesday, Minister of Health Dr. Lia Tadesse said the donation would go a long way in boosting the capacity of St Paul’s Hospital to provide health care to patients.
Speaking at the event, Daryl Wilson, Managing Director Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) Ethiopia, said: “This support will strengthen the resilience of the health system at St Paul’s Hospital and improve the services provided to the most vulnerable communities in Addis Ababa and nearby regions.”
Established in 1984, The Coca-Cola Foundation has invested more than $1.2 billion around the world to protect the environment, empower women to thrive, and enhance the overall well-being of people and communities.