World Malaria Day: Kedi Health Care Distributes Mosquito Nets, Medicines to Akwa Ibom Community
…campaigns for prevention and adherence to precautionary measures
BY DOMINIC UMOH
A leading international healthcare industry, Kedi Health Care has distributed over 50 Mosquito nets and more than 100 Anti-malaria medicines to residents of Ikot Ntuen Nsit community in Akwa Ibom State.
The distribution which took place at the community’s Council Hall on Monday, April 26, 2021, saw the Village Head and members of the community turn up enmasse for the event.
Presenting the items, the Marketing Manager of Kedi Health Care, Uyo Branch, Miss. Caroline Ekara noted that Kedi was in the habit of rendering services to humanity periodically through monetary, medicines and food donation.
“We operate within a community and give back to them from time to time as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility. We gave out palliatives during the period of lockdown and we have been visiting orphanages”, she said.
Speaking on the Qinghao Anti-malaria medicine given, Ms Ekara informed newsmen that the herbal medication is approved by the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), the Good Manufacturing Product (GMP) and produced by Fidson Pharmaceuticals in Nigeria.
“It is a known solution to malaria, having won the 2015 novel award of the world best malaria treatment”, she stated.
Speaking further, she advised the recipients to use the Qinghao as directed and refrain from using the Mosquito nets for other purposes.
“The Mosquito net is for you to sleep under it, not for your waterleaf farm. It is to help protect you and your family from malaria”, she stressed.
Also speaking, a health Consultant with the Company, Mrs. Mercy Udoh emphasized that the awareness created by Kedi was important and would help educate and enlighten the people on the dangers of malaria.
“Zero malaria begins from awareness, so we have been able to tell them the importance of caring for their environment by the habitual use of the mosquito net and the Qinghao malaria medicine”, she stressed.
Another top Consultant with Kedi, Dr. Itoro Akpabio noted that Kedi is all about Health and Wealth, and that wealth has created an enabling environment for them to empower and create business opportunity for the people considering the rate of poverty in the society today.
He told the community that Kedi was joining the entire world to commemorate the Malaria Day because the company was much interested in the health of members of its host community.
“We are doing this sensitization to put a smile on the faces of the people by giving them Health as they need to be healthy to source for wealth”, he said.
Others who spoke on the dangers of malaria were Kedi 7-layer pad brand ambassador, Dr. Roseline Utuk and other Consultants.
The Villagers who were visibly overjoyed at the presentation took their turns to appreciate Kedi Health Care for giving them the aids without charge. They prayed God blessings on the company and wished the team an overwhelming success in all their endeavours.