The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) through its charity arm, His Love Foundation (HLF) has continued to contribute to ameliorating the plight of Nigerians diagnosed with kidney diseases by enhancing and strengthening healthcare infrastructure and other social interventions in the country. On Wednesday July 20 and Friday July 22, 2022, the HLF commissioned and handed over the Enoch and Folu Adeboye Dialysis Centre Comprehensive Medical Centre, Awkuzu, Anambra State and Enoch and Folu Adeboye Dialysis Centre University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu, having 3 units of Dialysis Machines, a Medical Water Reserve Osmosis Purification System in both centers and a 30KVA generator to the Enugu center.
This newly commissioned centers bring the total number of donated Ultra-Modern Dailysis Centers to 15 across the country and its part of activities marking the 70th anniversary of the church and in furtherance of its global health interventions in the provisions of Intensive Care Units (ICUs), Dialysis and Cancer Screening Centers.
Speaking on the occasion, The Assistant Continental Overseer / Intercontinental Overseer CSR, Pastor Idowu Iluyomade said, “the gesture was aimed at alleviating the sufferings of kidney patients and providing affordable treatment to the less privileged across the South Eastern Region of Nigeria and in line with the vision of our Daddy in Lord, Pastor E.A Adeboye, for providing medical intervention to the poor”.
“His Love Foundation has worked continuously to improve the well-being of citizens. As a step towards promoting healthcare, we have donated 48 dialysis machines. This will make affordable dialysis treatment available for patients in various districts closer to their homes. We believe that this initiative will offer convenience in terms saving cost for patients, as they no longer have to travel to big cities for dialysis”, Pastor Idowu Iluyomade concludes.
His Love Foundation through its health initiatives has impacted about 8,920,879 lives and has spent over Twenty-Nine Billion Naira in the last 4 years on various social interventions. It will be recalled that HLF has donated 13 dialysis centers equipped with 48 dialysis machines so far but aims to increase this to 68 dialysis machines before the end of the year.
He noted that His Love Foundation has been supporting healthcare delivery in the country from inception by offering quality health care through diagnostics, laboratory, pharmaceutical, dialysis and ambulance services. This intervention has benefited 166,573,387 people to the glory of God, and we has committed N32,275,903,000.98 on various social impact initiatives across the country in the last four years completing 990,270 projects and poised to do more.
The representative of the Commissioner of Health, Anambra State, Dr. Uju Okoye stated that “while we appreciate the impact on the Kidney Dialysis Center in Awkuzu community, we will continue to partner and collaborate with HLF and our other partners locally to provide the best care we can. However, we can attest that there is a sustained level of continued improvement for health care.” Also speaking at the event, the King of Awkuzu, Igwe Sir Prof. Charles Anikweze appreciates the efforts of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in in alleviating the plight of kidney patients, particularly the poor.
The representative of Enugu State government, Dr Ifeanyi Godwin Chukwu said, “the donation of this Kidney Dialysis Center came at the right time to support our efforts to combat renal diseases management , strengthen our health system, and ensure our care centers are ready to receive all patients. We are proud to be a part of His Love Foundation and to be able to count on them as our strategic partner working towards a common goal: saving lives.”