Group launches $1.4m HIV project in Bayelsa
Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of the NNPC/ CNL Joint Venture (JV), has launched a two-year $1.4 million project in Bayelsa State to prevent the transmission of HIV from mothers to their newborn babies, PROMOT (II) project.
The community-based Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission project PROMOT (II) is coming on the heels of PROMOT (I), a four-year project, earlier implemented in Bayelsa State between September 2012 and March 2016 and to which Chevron committed $5.3 million. Both projects are implemented in partnership with Pact, an international nongovernmental organisation with active programming in Nigeria for more than a decade.
Clay Neff, Chairman Managing Director, CNL, said the PROMOT (II) project is part of the company’s Social Investment efforts in the Niger Delta.
Also speaking, Deji Haastrup, General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs said, “As a company, we depend on a healthy society. We therefore, promote healthy communities and improved access to health care aimed at eradicating diseases.”