Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency donates equipment for cardiac problems to children’s hospital in Luanda
By Nazli Yuzbasioglu
The Turkish state development aid agency has donated equipment to help diagnose and treat children’s heart problems in the West African nation of Angola, the agency said on Sunday.
The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) provided the David Bernardino Children’s Hospital with the medical equipment in cooperation with Turkey’s Embassy in the capital Luanda and the Lwini Foundation for children with cardiac problems, TIKA said in a statement.
The equipment to improve the quality of life of children suffering from cardiac problems includes an ultrasound echocardiography device, hand-held pulse oximeter, electrocardiography, portable clot analyzer, and sphygmomanometer for newborns and children.
The statement said that the donation aims to strengthen cooperation in the field of social services between the two countries.
The equipment was handed over to hospital officials in a ceremony following training on the devices, the statement added.
Attending the ceremony were Turkey’s Ambassador to Luanda Ahmet Ihsan Kiziltan, Angolan Deputy Health Minister Altino Matias, Lwini Foundation Vice President Joana Lina Candido, Lwini Foundation CEO Alfredo Ferreira, and TIKA officials Seylan Imre and Ersan Kocabiyik.