NGO Sensitises Community On Malaria Prevention, Treatment

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Clearline International, an HMO, has partnered Greenlife Pharmaceuticals to distribute sensitise residents of Ilaje Community on prevention and treatment of malaria.

They also donated treated mosquito nets, insecticides and anti-malaria medicines to the people.

General Manager (Stakeholders’ Management and Contact Centre) of ClearlineHMO, Chidinma Chigbo said: “We want to stop the scourge of malaria. We use this day to raise awareness on the causes, effects and prevention of malaria, and essentially reduce the disease burden across the country.

Ilaje-Bariga is a riverine area, so we are here to sensitise the residents on what causes malaria, and how to prevent it going forward. Static water, ditches or clogged gutters in their environments can breed mosquitos. They were also advised to sleep under the treated nets we gave them to prevent bites which can cause malaria.”

Area Manager of Greenlife Pharmaceuticals Limited, Dr. Wilfred Okolie, explained that Nigeria has a greater percentage of malaria cases, hence the need to provide therapeutic options for communities. “We are glad to jump on the partnership with ClearlineHMO Limited,” he said.

“Early treatment of malaria goes a long way to prevent complications, especially in children. For us at Greenlife, we have contributed much to the fight against malaria, through the provision of therapeutic options, and today, the residents will be given anti-malaria medicines,” he added.

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