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MTN Foundation Sends 14 Children to India for Heart Surgery to Consolidate Government’s Efforts in Providing Free Healthcare




Under the MTN Foundation’s Medical Intervention Scheme, 14 beneficiaries out of the 20 who were diagnosed at Gold Cross Hospital, Lagos have been shortlisted for heart surgery treatment in India.

They are due to leave the country today Wednesday, January 20, 2016.

Two of the initial 16 beneficiaries selected for treatment dropped out and decided to pursue treatment in India by other means, leaving 14 beneficiaries in the current phase of the intervention.

The beneficiaries, who are majorly children from families with little means, will be treated on all heart related illnesses. Additionally, plans have been made for each of them to travel with an adult member of their family.

To ensure safety and quality of treatment, some representatives of the MTN Foundation and MTN HR Medical team travelled some weeks ago to India to inspect the hospital facilities.

See pictures of the children travelling tomorrow to India with their parents below.

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The MTN Foundation Intervention Scheme which started 5 years ago has produced over 50 beneficiaries. It has provided assistance to families with sick children who otherwise wouldn’t have been able to afford quality treatment.

It will be recalled that the MTN Foundation under its Eyesight Restoration Intervention Scheme (EyeRIS) recently partnered with the Akwa Ibom state government to conduct 2,000 cataract surgeries, distribution of 2,000 pairs of glasses and 2,000 drug packs to people with various eye problems for free in the state.


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  1. Corolla

    January 20, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    This is great. Glad to see some companies still have meaningful CSR initiatives.

  2. Disguised

    January 20, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Weldone MTN!!!

    With the trillions I hear in the news every day, so we can’t give nigerian’s future generations heart surgery in a well equipped hospital in nig? Chei!!!

  3. TIRED

    January 20, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Why not use the money to invest in hospital equipment in Nigeria.

  4. Ada_ugo

    January 22, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    oh… i wish these little ones were going for something more exciting. I pray it all works out very well for them.

  5. Wakili

    November 21, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    How can my child benefits from mtn free medical surgery on hearts, my son is suffering from a hole in his heart, that every year hospital reduce some blood from, i am from kaduna Nigeria. Thanks.

  6. Kelechi blrssimg

    June 3, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    How can i contact mtn foundation my daughter has a hole in the heart,she is 8 months now,am residential at port horcoirt

  7. Samira Sulaiman

    December 6, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    How to apply for mtn support for my five months old child who have heart problem that need open heart surgery in India

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