(L-R Dr. Shola Mesioye, Joy Anyawu, Bimpe Akintola, Titi Aikhomu, Ekeno Eyo, Biyi Mabayoje)
In line with Hygeia’s continuous commitment to enhancing health and social wellbeing, Hygeia HMO Nigeria’s foremost Health Maintenance Organization in collaboration with Rotary club has marked this year’s World Malaria Day in partnership with Ikeja Electric Distribution Company (IKEDC)
(Hygeia HMO and Ikeja Electric presenting treated Mosquito nets to Community head of Ilaje community of Bariga on World Malaria Day)
To mark this year’s World Malaria Day, themed, End Malaria for Good, Hygeia partnered IKEDC to distribute treated mosquito nets in several communities in Lagos. These communities include, Ilaje-Bariga, Lambe-Akute, and Oke Agbo-Ikorodu, Aguda-Ogba in Ikeja and Akowonjo communities. Part of the activities to mark the day, included malaria test for members of the community, distribution of anti-malaria drugs for people who tested positive to malaria parasite. There was also an enlightenment session on the proper way to use the insecticide treated nets medical personnel from Hygeia HMO.
(R-L Ekeno Eyo (Hygeia), Ibiene Okeleke (Ikeja Electric), Community head of Ilaje community, Bariga)
Speaking at the event, Ekeno Eyo, the head of Corporate sales for Hygeia HMO stated that the collaboration between Hygeia and Ikeja Electric was an innovative way of delivering more impact and value to the communities on health related matter especially as malaria infection ranked top of cases presented at the hospitals for care daily.
He added that, Hygeia HMO is focused on preventive healthcare and hence this collaboration on world malaria day was in line with that strategy which he believes will eventually reduce casualties resulting from malaria infection.