Samuel Eto'os philanthropic gesture to the Cameroonian population of Douala was received with high ecstasy, and it is still very much appreciated, and will forever remain a 'Inscribes' in his name as the one who saved dying babies in Douala.
Hearts were moved with joy, as dashed hopes began reviving in splendor in the hearts of people who were already questioning the future of the Laquintinie hospital, and the effects on of its deterioration on the population. At least, it was a great sigh of relieve, to see that the Monique Koumateke incident will never repeat itself in the Economic city of Douala.
During the highly attended inauguration ceremony, Andre Mama Fouda, Minister of Public Health in his address to the Cameroonian people, said "This pavilion is offered to us by an illustrious son of Cameroon Samuel Eto'o Fils. We thank him very much, especially because this pavilion constructed by him is a blessing to young children, since it is for Emergency Pediatric services.
Through this service, Samuel Et'o will contribute to the reduction of infant mortality rate and ensure the appropriate care for the health of babies in the town of Douala.
The Eto'o couple cutting the Ribbon during the Inauguration of the Pavillon Samuel Eto'o Fils at the Douala Laquintinie Hospital
Thus it is a very important gift because as it is, babies are most exposed since that is where the mortality rate in Cameroon remains alarming.
Through the Minister of Health, the government is present to show appreciations to this our illustrious son.
This is also a call for action to all people of goodwill, who are rich, to support the health sector, because babies are not only in Douala. They are all over Cameroon and everywhere that we can reinforce the mother and child.
By reinforcing this area, we will not only save the mother during birth, but also help the baby delivered by the mother to grow. That is cooperation, especially this wonderful gesture that we have here today". The Minister concluded.
To the goleador, 'His most beautiful victory is to make children smile'.