Saving Mothers Saving Babies - Anatoli
In the spirit of Anatoli – Ubuntu in Turkey (Anatolia) Ambassador Kaan Esener of Turkey to South Africa donated two obstetric ambulances on behalf of the people of Turkey to the people of South Africa. They were handed to the health departments of Limpopo and Gauteng respectively as an initiative in line with the Millennium Development (MDG) goals as set out by the United Nations (UN). The goals include the reduction of infant mortality and the improvement of maternal health.
This state of the art obstetric ambulance is equipped with a baby delivery kit, monitors that provide vital statistics and stabilization and resuscitation equipment. A highly trained and experienced paramedic team of two and a professional driver will be able to provide the utmost care for mother and baby when the need arises.
The presentation which took place at Temba Clinic in Hammanskraal, Pretoria was attended by officials including the Deputy Minister of Health for South Africa, Dr. Joe Phaala. He thanked the people of Turkey for this gesture of friendship saying that it is greatly appreciated as not only will it help South Africans reach these MDG’s but shows unwavering support for a transforming healthcare service which aims to provide universal healthcare for all its people.