Ranbaxy Nigeria Limited, a Sun Pharma company, on Thursday, 25 April joined the rest of the world to mark the 2019 World Malaria Day. As a key stakeholder in antimalarial therapy in Nigeria, the company organised malarial awareness walk, health talks and free malaria screening for thousands of patients in major hospitals across Nigeria. Some indigent patients also enjoyed free antimalarial medications on doctors’ prescriptions, courtesy of Sun Pharma.
At the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, the programme which was organised in conjunction with the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) and Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN) Edo State chapter, was flagged off by the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. D.E. Obaseki.
Similar activities were organised in LASUTH, Orile Agege General Hospital Lagos, Lagos Island General hospital, OAUTH Ile Ife, UCH Ibadan, UUTH Uyo, FMC Asaba, FMC Umuahia, Muhammadu Abdullahi Wase Teaching Hospital Kano, Specialist hospital Sokoto amongst others, with a massive turn out of patients for free malaria screening.
The World Health Organisation (WHO)’s theme for this year’s World Malaria Day celebration was “Zero malaria starts with me”.