• Monday, December 04, 2023
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Massey Children’s Hospital gets support for improved air quality

Massey Children’s Hospital gets support for improved air quality

The Going Green Natural Foundation (GGNF) has partnered Healthy Air to provide D-Orbital Nano Oxide (DNO) catalyst air purification technology to Massey Street Children’s Hospital in Lagos.

This innovative system is to reduce hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) and pollution, major contributors to child mortality rates, by improving indoor air quality.

Nancy-Joan Osakwe, national planning coordinator, GGNF, who spoke at the occasion, said: “We’re delighted to team up with Healthy Air to introduce this transformative technology at Massey Children’s Hospital. The DNO system has demonstrated the ability to eliminate up to 99.9 percent of airborne bacteria, viruses, mold spores, allergens, and pollution. By enhancing indoor air quality, we can significantly enhance the health of our most vulnerable patients.”

At the core of D-Orbital Nano Oxide catalysts is its ability to stimulate chemical reactions by providing an active surface for reactants to adsorb and undergo transformations. The arrangement and properties of these catalysts facilitate electron transfer and reactant molecule activation, resulting in the desired chemical reactions.

Also, Annabelle Adeyemi Johnson, CEO, Healthy Air, said, “We take pride in partnering with GGN Foundation to provide cleaner and safer air to pediatric patients at Massey Hospital. This installation can potentially reduce respiratory infections and pollution-related complications among infants and children. We hope it sets a precedent for the widespread adoption of our air purification technology in healthcare facilities across Nigeria and beyond.”

The installation of the DNO system at Massey Street Children’s Hospital marks a significant stride toward preventing infant and child deaths caused by airborne diseases and pollution in Nigeria.

Lawal Adetola, head of the medical units at Massey Street Children’s Hospital, expressed gratitude, saying, “On behalf of our entire staff and management at Massey Street Children’s Hospital, I’d like to express our appreciation to Going Green Natural Foundation and Healthy Air for donating air purifiers to our neonatal wards.