As one of the world’s leading energy companies, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) plays a key role in helping to meet the world’s growing energy demand in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways. In Nigeria, Shell is committed to social responsibility, which is embedded in the way it carries out its day-to-day business by working with local organisations around its operations to be aware of their concerns and to ensure that the benefits of Shell’s resources feed through to local communities and businesses.

Bayelsa State health facilities include some of the 28 health facilities in the Niger Delta that SPDC currently supports. More than 1,000 government-employed community health staff work at these facilities.

In 2016, the company treated more than 300,000 people and helped to deliver more than 5,000 babies. In addition, Shell reached more than 200,000 people through its health outreach programmes, which provided a range of services including health education, vaccinations, eye-testing, treatment of malaria and minor ailments, the distribution of mosquito bed nets, HIV screening and de-worming school children.

In March 2010, SPDC and the Rivers State government in the Niger Delta, launched the first community-based health insurance program in Nigeria that involves the private sector, government and community. 

Shell is Nigeria’s oldest energy company and has a long-term and continuing commitment to the country, its people and the economy.

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