Support for Health
Guaranty Trust Bank's Making a Difference
The Massey Street Children's Hospital initiative remains the Bank's flagship and major project in the area of healthcare. The Bank's renovation of the healthcare facility in 1996 earmarked the start of a relationship where it annually supports the hospital structural renovation, equipment purchase, quarterly equipment maintenance and an annual Yuletide visit to celebrate the festive period with in-patients at the facility.
The Bank's involvement in the affairs of the child specialist facility has helped the hospital provide life saving services for children in the Lagos metropolis. The Bank's long term goal is to continually assist the hospital to meet its increasing healthcare demands.
In 2007, the Bank started a partnership with Zamarr Institute for Autism and Patrick Speech and Languages Special Education centre to promote Autism awareness through several publicity campaigns including the production of the first Factbook on Autism in collaboration with the National Society for Autism in Nigeria in collaboration with the National Society for Autism Nigeria.
Other Health and Childcare Initiatives that have benefited from the Bank's support over the years include the Stop Hunger in Nigeria initiative, Nigerian Orphaned and Vulnerable children (Hope Worldwide), Children Living with Cancer Foundation and the Neuropsychiatry Hospital Aro, the Sickle cell Foundation and the Royal Marsden Hospital Cancer Campaign London. The bank supports these healthcare initiatives to upgrade the standard of medical and related services available even at the grassroots level.