World Malaria Day: Firm raises awareness, gives free treatment

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By Ngozi Njoku

A leading multinational pharmaceutical company in Nigeria, Shalina Healthcare, has celebrated this year’s World Malaria Day with a variety of events to create awareness about the deadly disease and also give back to the society.

The activities was powered by Shal’Artem, (a brand of Antimalarial from Shalina Healthcare)

Speaking on its concept, Mr Chiuba Nwaosu, the Marketing Manager, Shalina Healthcare stressed the need for malaria awareness for healthy nation.

”The brands effort was to accelerate the fight against Malaria to a new level through, entertainment, sanitation, free test, Sports and treatment exercise to raise awareness about malaria.”

A football match, titled “Join the Cast” with Shal’Artem as official antimalarial, and Rear Admiral Anakwe as the Special Guest of Honor, was organised with some top Nigerian celebrities and entertainers like Frank Idoho, Ali Baba, Akpororo, amongst others in attendance.

This was followed by a sanitation exercise in three markets (Sabo, Alison and Ladega) all in Ikorodu, Lagos, to emphasis the importance of a clean environment to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes.

The exercise ended with free malaria test and prompt treatment of positive cases with *Shal’Artem.” where over 300 market men, women, children and artisans received free gifts.

The brand gesture is a commitment to ensuring that every Nigerian has a right to quality, affordable and accessible healthcare.

Appreciating the company, the Iyaloja of Ayangburen Market, Sabo, Ikorodu, Alhaja Mutiat k Ojulari said, “Shalina has done greatly with this gesture.

“The free drugs and medical tests are very necessary at this time.

”We are very grateful to them for thinking about us. I pray that God will bless the company and everyone involved”. (NAN) (

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