World Malaria Day: itel, Amatem Softgel, Drug-Aid Africa partner to stamp out malaria in low-income households
As part of activities to commemorate the 2021 World Malaria Day, one of Africa’s topmost smartphones, accessories, and televisions manufacturer, itel has partnered with Amatem Softgel and Drug-Aid Africa to stamp out malaria in low-income households in West Africa.
itel’s partnership with Amatem Softgel, a leading anti-malaria drug in the country and the NGO led to the provision of medical drug supplies and support to low-income households in Isale-Akoka Community, Bariga, Lagos State.
In tandem with the theme of this year’s World Malaria Day, ‘Zero Malaria Starts with Me’, the three brands joined the global fight against malaria by donating treated mosquito nets, free medical tests, mosquito-repellent cream and free anti-malaria drugs to over 1,500 households in Isale Akoka.
The partnership was birthed on the need to ensuring a relatively healthier society to stamp out malaria, a prevalent disease in sub-Saharan Africa that is responsible for thousands of deaths yearly.
itel’s Marketing Manager for West Africa and Nigeria, Oke Umurhohwo: “We always try to bridge the gap in low-income communities through our Love Always On CSR initiative.
“And partnering with Amatem Softgel and Drug Aid Africa to provide these communities with an even greater fighting chance against malaria is a part of our commitment to them.”
“Malaria is a life-threatening disease, but it is preventable and curable,” said Shivakumar, GM/COO at Elbe Pharma. “We at Elbe continue to find a better way to combat this disease, support the vulnerable ones especially the young children. Hence, the introduction of this innovative anti-malaria brand Amatem Softgel and this CSR partnership.”
In the words of the Programme Officer, Drug-Aid Africa, Oluseyi Sanyaolu, “malaria has been ravaging the vulnerable in the society for years. That is why Drug-Aid Africa is dedicated to supporting those in indigent communities with medicines and medical supplies. Together, we can end this menace.”
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