Firm marks Malaria Day with do­na­tions to moth­ers

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ruby Leo

Con­struc­tion and min­ing com­pany Sand­vik cel­e­brated the World Malaria Day with a visi­ta­tion and do­na­tions to ex­pec­tant and breast feed­ing moth­ers in Abuja.

The com­pany in part­ner­ship with Pact Nigeria made do­na­tions of 150 treated long last­ing mos­quito nets and mama pack to women in Byazhin, Kubwa, Abuja.

Ad­dress­ing the ben­e­fi­cia­ries at the Byazhin Pri­mary Health Cen­ter, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Sand­vik Mr Mar­shal John said the good health of a na­tion is pred­i­cated on the good health of moth­ers be­cause they take of the home front.

“When malaria haunts the mother, the na­tion is haunted,” he said.

He urged moth­ers to clean up their en­vi­ron­ments and use the in­sec­ti­cide treated mos­quito nets as re­quired when go­ing to bed to help re­duce the spread of malaria which he lamented re­main a killer dis­ease in sub-sa­ha­ran Africa.

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