Bringing health care to remote
Access to health care in the Niger Delta is limited. SPDC helps improve access in a number of ways. It supports and staffs a network of 27 health clinics across the Delta. It finances a small but growing number of community health insurance schemes as part of its social investment programme. It also sponsors campaigns to target illnesses such as malaria and HIV/AIDS. One of its longest-running efforts is the annual community outreach programme called Health in Motion. Teams of doctors, nurses, pharmacists and counsellors from SPDC’s company health department visit remote areas to bring health care to communities. In 2011, the team reached more than 87,000 people, providing advice, treating ailments, performing minor operations and distributing mosquito nets and spectacles.