Date: 27 janvier 2017
The donation is part of BP Angola´s social and community investment strategy and is in line with the priorities of the Angolan government
Luanda - BP Angola today delivered two 40 foot containers filled with medical equipment and supplies to Neves Bendinha and Cajueiros Hospitals located in Luanda. This donation will support the Angolan government´s objective to better equip hospitals and to improve care for patients.
"As part of our commitment to Angola, BP supports social projects that aim to bring tangible benefits to the local communities," said BP Angola vice-president for communications and external affairs Paulo Pizarro. "This is in line with the priorities of the Angolan government and is part of our support to the country's overall public health campaign."
The equipment and supplies have an estimated value of approximately US$550,000. BP provided another US$150,000 to support carriage and freight to Angola of material consisting of surgical instruments, lab supplies, tables for operating rooms, beds and other equipment.
"This donation significantly helps the medical team in terms of resources," said Cajueiro Hospital director Armando Alberto João. "The medical team and the population appreciate BP's assistance."
Today’s event was attended by representatives from BP Angola, the Angolan Ministry of Health and other local authorities.
In 2016, BP Angola donated a 40 foot container to Divina Providência Hospital in Luanda as a component of its public health campaign.
About BP Angola
- BP has been in Angola since the 1970s, and in the 1990s acquired interests in four deep-water offshore blocks some 200 kilometres northwest of Luanda.
- BP is one of the largest foreign investors in Angola, having invested more than $29 billion through the end of 2015, and will continue investment in Angola well into the future.
- BP is the operator of blocks 18, 24 and 31 and has non-operated interests in blocks 15, 17, 20 and 25 as well as in the Angola LNG plant in Soyo.
Notes to editors
- BP Angola´s social and community investment strategy is based on three pillars: education, enterprise development and institutional capability development.
- BP also supports projects related to public health, occupational safety and the environment in which there are significant benefits for local communities. This is a result of an initiative started in 2014 where BP commissioned four large containers of medical supplies for donation. In 2014, BP staff in Houston helped to load the first container which was delivered to Divina Providência Hospital in October of the same year. The second container, also destined to Divina Providência Hospital, was handed over in January 2016.
- BP supports social investment initiatives that strengthen the capabilities of Angola’s people and institutions by forming strategic partnerships that generate mutual benefit.
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