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Samuel Eto'o offers a pediatric pavilion at the Laquintinie Hospital of Douala
partnerships  |  17 Dec 2017 21:44  |  4783
On Monday, May 8, Cameroonian international Samuel Eto'o Son officially donated a pediatric pavilion to the Laquintinie Hospital of Douala.

The Samuel Eto'o Foundation was created in March 2006. This non-profit organization aims to help African youth, especially in Cameroon. The Samuel Eto'o Foundation provides emergency aid, promotes education and raises awareness of health among the less fortunate. Through its action, the foundation of the Cameroonian footballer works towards the creation of a decent future for the younger African generations.

Creation of the former "Indomitable Lion" this initiative has already helped the construction of 5 orphanages in Cameroon and worked to offer hospital assistance to young Cameroonians between 1 and 14 years of age with diseases difficult to operate in the country. It is in this context that on May 8, 2017, Samuel Eto'o Son offered a pediatric pavilion at the Laquintinie Hospital in Douala. An official retrocession carried out under the patronage of the Minister of Public Health André Mama Fouda.
  • 48 beds dedicated to emergency and resuscitation of children
  • A room for dechoing [1]
  • A phototherapy
  • A dietary service
  • meeting room
  • Of doctors' offices
  • Several consultation blocks
According to the Antalyaspor striker:

"This pavilion is yours, it is for the citizens that you are, it is the fulfillment of a dream for a world of solidarity. Bringing children a smile is the most wonderful thing. In addition, the pavilion will contribute in an efficient way to reducing the infant mortality rate in Cameroon "

Minister André Mama Fouda welcomed the gesture of Samuel Eto'o and praised his militant commitment:
"This is not the first time that this son of the country has made a move to the health sector. In the past, he had offered a medical ambulance with appropriate equipment. I also take this opportunity to promote public-private partnership. I also appeal to hospital staff. I ask them to keep this pavilion in its current state, to focus on welcoming and caring for the sick "

In Cameroon, the mortality rate is 55.1 deaths per 1,000 births [2], while in France it is 3.8 deaths per 1,000 according to INSEE [3]. Thanks to his action, Samuel Eto'o Fils will help to reduce this scourge. A gesture of solidarity which we salute and which we hope will create emulators among the African fortunes.