Why Pfizer is improving healthcare through community partnerships
The health fair, which took place recently included activities such as: health talks on disease prevention and vaccination, basic health checks on diabetes, cholesterol, Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV), malaria, and typhoid.
President of the Society, Albert Membere, said: “SSVP Victoria Garden City is grateful for the support from Pfizer towards the successful Health Fair. The donations of test strips provided were used for this purpose. The Health Fair impacted over 700 indigent people of the Ikota Community.”
Over the past few years, Pfizer in Nigeria has provided free medical screenings to more than 15,000 people at risk across the country in pharmacies, religious organizations, corporate establishments, and health care institutions. “Such partnerships create avenues for communities to become educated on health and wellbeing and encouraged to proactively take control of their health,” Head Corporate Communications Pfizer North and East African Region (PFIZER NEAR), Margaret Olele, said.
She added: “At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to improve health and well-being at every stage of life. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacturing of medicines for people and animals…”
“Every day, Pfizer colleagues work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time. Consistent with our responsibility as the world’s leading Biopharmaceutical Company, we also collaborate with health care providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care around the world. For more than 150 years, Pfizer has worked to make a difference for all who rely on us. To learn more about our commitments, please visit us at www.pfizer.com.”