Saturday, 9 May 2009

GE announces expansion of its Developing Health Globally programme to Cambodia

Fri. May 08, 2009

May 08, 2009 (M2 EQUITYBITES via COMTEX) -- GE Quote Chart News PowerRating -- Diversified global infrastructure, finance and media company General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) announced on 7 May that the company is expanding its Developing Health Globally programme to include six sites in Cambodia.

The Developing Health Globally corporate citizenship programme is aimed at improving access to quality healthcare by addressing critical gaps in existing developing-world healthcare facilities by providing products and expertise.

In addition, GE announced that the programme is donating GE Healthcare ultrasound equipment, mobile X-rays and patient monitors to Cambodia's Ministry of Health, for distribution to 23 public health facilities throughout the country.

GE said, that under the programme, Kampong Speu and Phnom Penh Municipal Regional Hospitals and Kossamak National Hospital in Cambodia will be completed first, with commissioning expected to occur late this summer.

Each commissioning reportedly marks the completion of the product installation and training and provides each hospital the opportunity to share the news of the upgraded facility to the community.

In addition, the 23 sites to receive products, determined by the Ministry of Health in Cambodia, will have proper training for the people using the donated products.

Each site will also have a GE employee ambassador assigned from the GE Asia Pacific American Forum to ensure that improvements are sustained.

Also, the Developing Health Globally programme is also commissioning its last two hospitals in Honduras.

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