Firm reiterates commitment to quality healthcare delivery in Nigeria, others 

L-R: Mr Nirmal Jain, CEO Shalina Consumer; Mr Debajeet Mukherjee, CEO Shalina Pharma; Folorunso Alaran, Head of Corporate Marketing & Key Accounts, Shalina Healthcare, winner of Shalina EPPIC Award, People category; and Mr Arun Raj, COO Shalina Pharma during the company's annual awards.
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By Ngozi Njoku

A leading Afro-focused multinational company, Shalina Healthcare, has reiterated its commitment to delivery of quality healthcare in Nigeria and other African countries.

The Chief Commercial Officer, West Africa of the company, Arun Raj, declared this in Lagos on Monday, at the closing of its 2023/24 financial year and celebrate its 40 years of its existence.

“The company is determined to continually fulfill its corporate mission of making quality products available to every African at affordable prices.

“It has been 40 years of trust in Africa and these 40 years, the people of the continent have also reciprocated the trust in our quality products and healthcare delivery,” he said.

In his corporate presentation and new financial year projection, the Head, Corporate Marketing of the Company, Folorunso Alaran, said ”it is building on the trust Africans have in its products and services over the year and is committed to healthy Africa.

“It has been 40 years of available, affordable and quality products for Africans.”

Mr Nirmal Jain, CEO Shalina consumer Global, said, “we believe that every African must have access to good products.

“And, for the last 40 years, we have been trusted for our quality products and more so, through our many initiatives and healthcare interventions, Shalina has continually raised the bar in healthcare delivery.”

Speaking further, Mr Debajeet Mukherjee, CEO Shalina Pharma Global, posited that; ” in spite of the prevailing economic challenges, we do not waver in delivering our corporate purposes of available, affordable and quality health products.

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“It is our belief that economic challenges should not hinder people’s access to quality healthcare. Either the economy is good or bad, it shouldn’t affect the lives of the people in an adverse way.

“In spite of the fact that some companies are leaving Nigeria, we are expanding our team in the country. This is because we have trust and believe in Nigeria.”

In her own presentation,  the Company’s Managing Director, Nigeria, Opeyemi Akinyele, said ”the company is focused to become number one brand in Nigeria and continually promote the best of healthcare delivery in the country.

“Through our products, activities and interventions, we have been doing greatly to ensure that quality healthcare is available and affordable for every citizen. And this is a promise that will remain unbroken,” she said.

She appreciated members of staff of the company for their commitment and supporting roles in the company, saying that, “without you, your roles and efforts, we won’t be here and the successes recorded in the out gone year won’t be possible.

“We also rely on your continuous support and commitment in the new year.”

The high point of the company’s end of year activities, include honouring some members of staff members with awards of excellence in different categories for 2023/24 financial year.

Amongst them are Lasisi Abiodun, Best Pharma Delegate, Lawal Abubakar,  Best Medical Delegate, Ruth Adewoye,  Best Regional Manager Pharma, Ganiyu Lateef, Best CVD Delegate, Mercy Omoji, Best Regional Manager and Consumer,

Others are Uzuma Pascal, Best Zonal Manager, (Global) and Juliet Edward,  Best Consumer Delegate Global, while winners in other categories included Sandeep Sahu, Folorunso Alaran, Emeka Adimoha, Chiuba Nwaosu, among others.

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Shalina Healthcare which began its business in Africa in DR Congo in 1984 made entry to Nigeria 25years ago and currently has about 2500 staffs globally out of whom 2000 are in Africa. (NAN) (


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