CSR: Dana Air to fly US-based doctors on free medical mission to Uyo

The airline made the announcement in a statement issued by its Communications Manager, Kingsley Ezenwa, on Friday in Lagos.

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, Dana Air has announced that it would partner Global Image Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation based in the U.S., on free medical/surgical/dental mission for the underprivileged in Uyo from March 5 to March 9.
The airline made the announcement in a statement issued by its Communications Manager, Kingsley Ezenwa, on Friday in Lagos.
Ezenwa said the airline would also fly a team of 20 doctors based in the US from Lagos to Uyo, Akwa Ibom, for the mission, which would include providing quality care, conducting several training sessions and a laparoscopic surgical camp, thus educating the local medical community.
According to him, the programme will also be an annual and bi-annual initiative creating a long-term relationship in developing the medical community.
Ezenwa said: “Our commitment to the health and well-being of Nigerians has never been in doubt.
“This goes beyond flying into a state, but providing necessary support and contributing positively to the lives of the indigenes of the state.’’
Also commenting on the initiative, the founder of Global Image Foundation, Dr Essiet Mfonbong, said those who are not able to afford basic healthcare would benefit from the programme.
Mfonbong thanked Dana Air for being ahead of other corporate bodies in terms of supporting worthy causes in the state and for flying the mission team safely to Akwa Ibom.
She advised the people to take advantage of the programme and strive for good health and wellbeing.
Meanwhile, Dana Air has further confirmed its commitment to fighting cancer in Nigeria, with its recent support to Nigeria’s first and foremost Childhood Cancer Charity organisation called Children Living with Cancer Foundation.
Ezenwa said the airline had also pledged to support the foundation’s Art competition themed Colours of Hope, in commemoration of the internationally-recognised day for childhood cancer awareness.
He said: “Dana Air, through its foundation, the Dana Foundation, has been providing support to communities and non-governmental organisations that share similar objectives.
“The airline has since 2014 been supporting many cancer advocacy groups, particularly Project PinkBlue, in the fight against cancer in Nigeria.’’

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