February 19, 2009
Seoul, South Korea – Kia Motors has donated a mobile clinic in Ethiopia, one of the world’s least developed countries, as a means to help improve maternal and infant health. The donation is part of the automaker’s “Moving the World Together” initiative.
According to current Ethiopian health data, pregnancy-related problems account for 13.8 per cent of in-patient mortality among women of childbearing age.
“This is a meaningful and important project for Kia Motors,” said Hyoung-Keun Lee, senior executive vice-president and COO of Kia’s international business division. “Ethiopia has a high infant and maternal mortality rate, and we believe that this mobile clinic will provide necessary medical care to those in hard-to-reach areas of the country.”
The mobile clinic, fully funded by Kia, includes a delivery and examination room, ultrasound and vaccination room, consultation room, fetal heart monitor and incubator.