Experts seek partnership to curb malaria in Africa
Experts have called for concerted effort to achieve zero tolerance to malaria, which is still a leading cause of death in Africa.
Countries, global health partners and other stakeholders have also been urged to intensify fight against malaria, especially as gaps in access to life-saving tools and COVID-19 pandemic are undermining efforts to curb the disease,
This was disclosed at the contract renewal of Samuel Animashaun Perry, popularly known as Broda Shaggi, by Shal’Artem an anti-malaria brand of Shalina Healthcare.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Shalina Healthcare Limited, Shalina Clifford, reiterated commitment to make quality medicine available in Africa at affordable prices, adding that the company has begun construction of a manufacturing plant in the country to promote local production and employment.
She said the company aims to provide quality medicine, which is available and affordable to the continent.
Brand Manager, Analgestic and Anti-Malaria, Chiuba Nwaosu, said the firm has embarked on an anti-malaria campaign, which involves social media drive and dance challenge where health tips and consumer generated content will be used to raise awareness towards the achievement of the Zero Malaria target.
“Malaria is a pandemic in Africa, according to WHO, about 409,000 people died of malaria globally in 2019 and about 24 per cent of them were from Nigeria. Hence, for us in Shalina Healthcare, Shal’Artem is not just a brand of anti-malaria; rather it represents the expression, which gives the power to knock out malaria in three days.”
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